Difference between revisions of "Adding Firefox Search Engines As User"

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== Newer Method ==
== Before Firefox 1.5 ==
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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.
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Visit https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:4/cat:all?sort=name and install.
  
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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If you want to custom one, take a look at : ~/.mozilla/firefox/xxx.default/searchplugins/ where xxx is you profile id).
  
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== Method for root user ==
  
== Since Firefox 1.5 ==
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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.
  
Search engines could now be added in the user's profile.
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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.
If you want to get a look : ~/.mozilla/firefox/xxx.default/searchplugins where xxx is you profile id).
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Revision as of 10:25, 9 April 2009


Newer Method

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Visit https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:4/cat:all?sort=name and install.

If you want to custom one, take a look at : ~/.mozilla/firefox/xxx.default/searchplugins/ where xxx is you profile id).

Method for root user

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.