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Firefox writes search engine files to <tt>/opt/mozilla/lib/firefox/searchplugins</tt>, which is, by default, readable only by root. This means users cannot add search engines. You can either <code>chmod o+w</code> this folder, or run firefox as root when you want to install a search engine.
  
====Q: When I try to add a search engine to the list of engines in firefox, it doesn't get added.====
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To remove search engines, remove the appropriate search engine files in /opt/mozilla/lib/firefox/searchplugins. Next time you start Firefox the engine won't be in the list.
 
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<b>A:</b> This is because firefox writes the files to <code>/opt/mozilla/lib/firefox/searchplugins</code>, which is, by default, readable only by root. You can either <code>chmod o+w</code> this folder, or run firefox as root when you want to install a search engine.
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====Q: And how do you remove an engine?====
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<b>A:</b> To remove search engines, remove the appropriate search engine files in /opt/mozilla/lib/firefox/searchplugins. Next time you start Firefox the engine won't be in the list.
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Revision as of 18:40, 23 July 2005


Firefox writes search engine files to /opt/mozilla/lib/firefox/searchplugins, which is, by default, readable only by root. This means users cannot add search engines. You can either chmod o+w this folder, or run firefox as root when you want to install a search engine.

To remove search engines, remove the appropriate search engine files in /opt/mozilla/lib/firefox/searchplugins. Next time you start Firefox the engine won't be in the list.