irieken wrote:Hello Linux Mint team,
I would really appreciate an improved Mint Google results page in Firefox (one that is more like the vanilla Google search results page).
I like Linux Mint, and I try to support it by using the Mint search, but not having the regular Google search refinement options and other features irritated me enough that I installed upstream Firefox today. Now that I'm not using the Mint Firefox, I would really need to go out of my way to use the Mint customized search.
I'll keep an eye on things; if they're improved, I'll switch back to using the Mint Firefox package:)
sdibaja wrote:How did you Install upstream Firefox? I am getting ready to bail on Mint if I have to keep fighting this.
When I have to boot to Windows to search with Google, something is wrong.
## Install Mozilla Firefox 4 (64-bit)
tar -jxvf firefox-4.0.1.tar.bz2
sudo mv /opt/firefox /opt/firefox.original
sudo mv firefox /opt/
sudo rm /usr/local/bin/firefox
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/local/bin/firefox
## The 32-bit binary is available here: http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/latest-4.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-4.0.1.tar.bz2
sdibaja wrote:When I have to boot to Windows to search with Google, something is wrong.
rivenathos wrote:It is an extremely simple matter to change the search engine. I am concerned for the original poster, so I have helped him/her out:
rivenathos wrote:There is no need to download a whole new Firefox or boot into Windows. Why would anyone want to do that? It makes no sense.
rivenathos wrote:For all the forum newbies, please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with how and why Linux Mint is set up the way it is. If you wish to adjust anything from the default behavior, searching the forums or using Google for answers is really not that hard - even for beginners or those upgrading from Windows.
Habitual wrote:sdibaja wrote:When I have to boot to Windows to search with Google, something is wrong.
BS Alarm just went "ding".
irieken wrote:Honestly, installing upstream Firefox was easier for me than dicking around with finding a Google search plugin
Not cute, not helpful;) --
rivenathos wrote:This is not my first rodeo with newbies to the forum in general, nor newbies with postings in the single digits ranting about a standard Mint feature. Once you are here for a while, you will understand how often we see people show up in the forum and automatically request changes to the whole distro to suit themselves.
MALsPa wrote:irieken wrote:Honestly, installing upstream Firefox was easier for me than dicking around with finding a Google search plugin
Might not be all that much easier, but that's exactly what I did with my last few Mint installations, almost immediately after installing.
We do have a few expectations of what you have done already to find your answer.
1) We expect that you have used Google or another search engine to find your answer.
2) That you have searched the Man pages available on your topic.
If you don't know how you may do this, open a terminal and at the prompt enter "man topic" where "topic" represents the topic you are having trouble with.
3) Lastly, that you have tried to use the forum search feature to find help on your issue.
Nexus wrote:Especially if you have the sense to search for Google.com when you go to browse the list of search engines brings it right up near the top of the list it does...
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