How to add a localized search engine

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How to add a localized search engine

Postby Pierre » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:00 am

One of the nice things about Mint is that it is *not* made in the USofA.
However, it does cater for the masses of uses that do live in the USofA. :D

Which can be a Pain, sometimes - actually lot's of times.

another thing that is a Pain - is Search engines.

It's a Real Pain, when I search for something,
and it gives results slanted to the masses of uses that live in the USofA.

That's totally Useless. :(

So, after some searching, I found This site.

http://mycroft.mozdev.org/search-engine ... search=yes

Just click on a Name to Install that Plugin.
it does seem to make a "search" - that little bit easier :)

other than changing the "start page" to some thing more local (au.yahoo.com)
( which I have seen, done on a Lot of people's PCs. )
it is tricky, to get a 'relevant search result' - that you are actually looking for.

This is just One solution, to this problem, of getting the 'right results'.
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Re: How to add a localized search engine

Postby xenopeek » Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:35 am

For Linux Mint 12 users, you can easily localize your DuckDuckGo default search engine:
    Do a DuckDuckGo search, and at the top of the page click on the "More" button. Choose "Settings". In the second field, "Region", pick your region. This is remembered in an anonymous cookie (if you haven't disabled cookies).
There are various other ways (without cookies) to do the same: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=95879#p548431

If you're happy with DuckDuckGo, great :D It is the only search engine that shares revenue with the Linux Mint project :wink:
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Re: How to add a localized search engine

Postby Pierre » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:39 am

You can add DuckDuckGo to any combination of Mint & FF:-

click on the droplist on the left of the search bar
click on 'Manage Search Engines'
click on 'get more search engines'
type in 'DuckDuckGo" into the AddOn search area

click on the top DuckDuckGo item (ssl) to install :D

Then change your Region - as above.
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Re: How to add a localized search engine

Postby xenopeek » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:18 am

Doing it that way, breaks the revenue sharing with the Linux Mint project.
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