twodogs wrote:You can add Google if you want. I did.
Click 'manage search engines'
Click 'get more search engines'
Click on the Google icon at the bottom of the page
Click on the drop down list of search engines and select "Add Google".
bimsebasse wrote:twodogs wrote:.... (this) doesn't work in Mint 12, clicking "get more search engines" opens a page explaining why that option is disabled.
jamesthej wrote:Is there any way to override this and be allowed to use the open source FireFox web browser in the way I want?
catilley1092 wrote:I used to be a big Firefox fan, but they're updating frequently now, and important addons (or extensions) oftentimes doesn't work properly, if at all (Java?). If I depended on Firefox to make a living, that matter would concern me far beyond the search engine issue. But that's only my opinion, I respect your concern in the matter. Hopefully, you'll find a workaround soon. The ones that I threw in are worthy suggestions, it's a matter of what you're looking for.
Whitefort wrote:I have no problem with duckduck (or whatever it's called) and I'll give it a go. But I have to admit that Mint's active attempt to discourage me from using Google annoyed me enough that the very first thing I did was enable it in my search engine.
I admit it - I'm a grumpy cantankerous old git... But if I'd simply been told that using Duckduck would help Mint's finances, I'd probably have said, "Excellent!" and started using it there and then. However, this attempt to actively make it harder for me to get Google - almost being told, in effect, 'you shouldn't use Google' - just gets my back up and makes me say 'Oh yeah? We'll see about THAT!'
In the grand scheme of things, this is all a bit of a non-issue, but I'm sure I'm not the only cantankerous old git Mint user. There might have been less hostility/controversy if both options had been there by default, with a polite request to consider supporting Mint by using the ducky thing.
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