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== Before Firefox 1.5 ==
{{i18n_entry|English|Adding Firefox Search Engines As User}}
{{i18n_entry|简体中文|以用户身份为 Firefox 添加搜索引擎}}
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.
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.
== Since Firefox 1.5 ==
Search engines could now be added in the user's profile.
If you want to get a look : ~/.mozilla/firefox/xxx.default/searchplugins where xxx is you profile id).
== Plugin Method ==
There is also a plugin for Firefox which makes this very easy. It is called [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3698 OpenSearchFox]. Once installed, to add a search engine just right click on the search field and follow the wizard.

Latest revision as of 22:01, 9 November 2010

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