[SOLVED] Menu Search

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[SOLVED] Menu Search

Post by Fhesseti » Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:52 pm

How can I make it so that when I search for something in the menu, it can pull up results in firefox on duckduckgo much like how on windows cortana uses edge and bing?

EDIT: Thanks for the help guys it worked :) couldnt find that command anywhere on the internet and as a new linux user im liking this over windows 10 more and more
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Re: Menu Search

Post by JerryF » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:44 pm

I don't know of such a thing, sorry. :(
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Re: Menu Search

Post by gm10 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:59 pm

What do you mean, showing the search results within the menu or typing in the menu to search in the browser like this:

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(this is MATE's menu in my version of it from my PPA, the official version cannot open URLs but it has the same Internet search options)
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Re: Menu Search

Post by Fhesseti » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:49 pm

Typing in the menu to search in the browser just like you have there in that screenshot, cant see any options anywhere (probs me being stupid) but i just wanna be able to search from the menu and then have it open the browser to show results

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Re: Menu Search

Post by gm10 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:14 pm

It depends on your desktop environment, which you haven't told us. My above example is from MATE, as I said.
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Re: Menu Search

Post by Fhesseti » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:22 pm

Oops sorry, I'm on cinnamon, though im pretty sure ive seen it work on cinnamon before. version is 19.2

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Re: Menu Search

Post by smurphos » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:47 pm

You have....

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gsettings set org.cinnamon enabled-search-providers [\"duckduckgo@linuxmint.com\"]
will enable the default but very well-hidden duckduckgo search provider in the Cinnamon menu.

You'll need to Ctrl-Alt-Esc to restart Cinnamon having run the command.
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Re: [SOLVED] Menu Search

Post by Fhesseti » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:56 pm

That worked thanks :) bit of a newbie to linux just wondering how did you find out about that? I couldnt find it anywhere theres plenty of terminal commands on the net knew it would work through the terminal but nothing came up

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Re: [SOLVED] Menu Search

Post by smurphos » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:06 am

Fhesseti wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:56 pm
That worked thanks :) bit of a newbie to linux just wondering how did you find out about that? I couldnt find it anywhere theres plenty of terminal commands on the net knew it would work through the terminal but nothing came up
I discovered search providers originally via the Cinnamenu alternative menu applet - it can be added to Mint via the Applets settings module. It provides a GUI in it's config to manage them.

I then a little while later discovered the example search providers (not available by default in Cinnamon) - here https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon/t ... s-examples - and made a few of my own based on the examples. Working out how to enable/disable them via command line was kind of a necessity. I did have a little pointer - viewtopic.php?t=263862

So currently I run a google search, and a chrome-history provider....

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