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{{i18n_entry|简体中文|以用户身份为 Firefox 添加搜索引擎}}
 
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Search engines could now be added in the user's profile.
 
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).
 
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.
 

Revision as of 02:10, 9 April 2009


Before Firefox 1.5

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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.


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).