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Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:16 pm
by Husse
This is for FF 3.0 not 3.5
I don't know how to correct for the new version

Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:50 pm
by gravelbay
Husse wrote:This is for FF 3.0 not 3.5
I don't know how to correct for the new version
Thanks Husse. That was quick!! :)

Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:05 am
by altair4
I just tested it in Firefox 3.5.7 and it works just like it did before. I'll keep testing this to see if I can reproduce your problem.

Husse, are you also experiencing this problem?

Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:17 am
by gravelbay
altair4 wrote:I just tested it in Firefox 3.5.7 and it works just like it did before. I'll keep testing this to see if I can reproduce your problem.

Husse, are you also experiencing this problem?
Thanks altair. Do you think this is this something that might be affected by one of my Firefox settings?

Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:08 pm
by Husse
I still use Gloria :)
No time to make the change and Gloria works so well
I just guessed that there might be some difference between 3.0 and 3.5

Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:55 pm
by gravelbay
Oh well. I don't think I'll bother anymore until I get Mint 8 KDE 64 bit and all the dust settles from that transition. Perhaps it will fix itself in the process. :mrgreen:

Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 5:50 am
by lllazarrr
Just a quick thanks for this awesome topic

Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:17 pm
by aaronkai
worked for me. very cool. thanks for solving an annoying problem.

Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:43 pm
by joshN
Posted a closely related topic here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=55780

Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:16 am
by vardomescro
/usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins directory doesn't exist anymore, so don't drive yourself nuts looking for it :D You should place the .gif and .src from post 8 in your ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/searchplugins directory. Restart Firefox and enjoy superior searching on the LinuxMint forums.

Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:57 am
by altair4
/usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins directory doesn't exist anymore, so don't drive yourself nuts looking for it
Yes and No:
In Mint9 it's alive and well:
ls -al /usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1017 2009-11-19 11:26 apple.gif
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 240 2009-11-19 11:22 apple.src
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1089 2010-04-14 15:50 debian.gif
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 233 2010-04-14 15:40 debian.src
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1096 2009-06-22 18:14 google2.gif
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 138 2009-06-22 18:05 google2.src
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2183 2010-10-31 07:24 google.xml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1080 2009-05-14 12:36 mint-forums.gif
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 199 2009-06-22 17:50 mint-forums.src
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 747 2009-04-29 15:11 ubuntu-forums.gif
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 197 2009-05-30 15:43 ubuntu-forums.src
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1178 2010-04-30 09:12 wikipedia.xml
In LMDE you are correct, it does not exist.
You should place the .gif and .src from post 8 in your ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/searchplugins directory.
Unfortunately that directory doesn't exist in LMDE either so you need to create the "searchplugins" directory first and then add the gif / src.

Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:19 am
by willie42
not sure exactly how to add this profile. Can someone assist me on this?

Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:18 am
by altair4
If you're talking about the LMDE directory you can either do it graphically through Nautilus.

Or though the terminal:

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mkdir /home/your-user-name/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/searchplugins 
Change "your-user-name" and "*default" to their appropriate values.

Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:21 am
by willie42
Using Gnome and either terminal or GUI which ever will get it done quickest and easiest

Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:32 pm
by willie42
altair4 wrote:If you're talking about the LMDE directory you can either do it graphically through Nautilus.

Or though the terminal:

Code: Select all

mkdir /home/your-user-name/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/searchplugins 
Change "your-user-name" and "*default" to their appropriate values.

I have yet hopefully just one more question

mkdir /home/willie42/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/searchplugins but change the default to what My browser???? Sorry I am still a bit of a newby at some of this

Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:40 pm
by altair4
Sorry about that. That was not stated correctly on my part.

On my system it's located at:
/home/altair/.mozilla/firefox/y957mufj.default/searchplugins
You need to change "altair" and "y957mufj" to your own values.

Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:23 pm
by willie42
altair4 wrote:Sorry about that. That was not stated correctly on my part.

On my system it's located at:
/home/altair/.mozilla/firefox/y957mufj.default/searchplugins
You need to change "altair" and "y957mufj" to your own values.
Thank you once again for your assistance. :D

Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:05 am
by Pythzor
markcynt wrote:Try this.

Copy the code in post # 8
<search
name="Mint Forums"
method="GET"
action="http://www.google.com/cse"
queryCharset="utf-8"
>

<input name="q" user>
<input name="cx" value="002683415331144861350%3Atsq8didf9x0"
<input name="sitesearch" value="forums.linuxmint.com">
</search>

Paste into text editor

Name it mint-forums.src

Save to desktop

Open Nautilus as root

Browse to /usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins

Copy file on Desktop and paste into /usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins
Done all that. Now what do I do to have it in my search box?

Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:27 pm
by altair4
I even forgot I wrote this HowTo.

I've just rewritten it to reflect the changes that both Mint and Firefox have undergone since then so what I would recommend is for you to delete the file you have in /usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins and start over again with my new HowTo.

Re: Searching Mint Forums - A Better Way

Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:19 pm
by Pepe233
Looks great, I too struggle to search mint forum. Too bad I use chrome... Any idea about how to do this there :mrgreen: ?