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Post Posted December 12th, 2009, 9:06 am

Hi, all

Is there any way to change SeaMonkey 2.0 default search engine. I'd like to use http://www.ixquick.com but see no way to add it.
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Post Posted December 12th, 2009, 11:13 am

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Post Posted December 12th, 2009, 11:34 am

Thanks, ElTxolo!
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Post Posted December 12th, 2009, 11:48 am

you're welcome.
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Post Posted December 20th, 2009, 7:59 pm

Try about:config in the address line, then search for browser.default.search.url
Change this to your favorite engine.
Alternatively: Look in the seamonkey/searchplugins directory. You can find definitions for google, dmoz and jeeves. Add your own :-)

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Post Posted December 21st, 2009, 7:51 am

Is there a guide somewhere to writing your own searchplugins?
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Post Posted December 21st, 2009, 9:54 am

Pim wrote:Is there a guide somewhere to writing your own searchplugins?

This might help:
http://xsidebar.mozdev.org/modifiedmisc.html#searchenginewizard

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Post Posted December 21st, 2009, 10:22 am

Ah, thanks. I'll have a look into that.
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Post Posted January 26th, 2010, 4:06 pm

wongcr wrote:Try about:config in the address line, then search for browser.default.search.url
Change this to your favorite engine.
Alternatively: Look in the seamonkey/searchplugins directory. You can find definitions for google, dmoz and jeeves. Add your own :-)


hi - tried the about:config edit - seemed smooth enough and indeed when i go back it seems to have accepted the edit (to google.co.uk btw) - problem is the search bar still uses google.com?? am i missing something

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Post Posted January 27th, 2010, 12:29 am

You don't need to edit about:config to change the search engine; in fact, if you're using about:config, you can change it to a search engine you don't have!
Preferences -> Browser -> Internet Search is the way to go; it will give you only a choice between the search plugins on your computer.
So all you need to do now is find a google.co.uk search plugin...
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Post Posted January 27th, 2010, 2:45 am

I think search from the location bar uses a different pref - I have the pref "keyword.url" set to "http://www.google.co.uk/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&q=" (without quotes).

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