How to manually install new search engine in FF?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by avboy, Mar 7, 2012.

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  1. avboy

    avboy Registered Member

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    That is without the use of the plug in while online, as all my sessions are from within sandboxie, so no way I can keep the change. I want to install ixquick as my default browser.

    the following settings in about:config do not work

    browser.search.order.1;Ixquick

    browser.search.searchEnginesURL;https://ixquick.com

    browser.search.selectedEngine;Ixquick HTTPS
     
  2. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    I don't know if it works like in Chromium, but this is what I got:

    -https://eu.ixquick.com/do/search/?q=%s

    %s = the search query
     
  3. avboy

    avboy Registered Member

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    Thanks m00nbl00d.

    Got it done. replaced keyword.URL string with

    https://ixquick.com/do/search?language=english&cat=web&query=

    But couldn't put it in the search engine list. Though I deleted Google, but I had to put Bing as I cant delete all. Using FF's manage search engine option I have to keep at least one.
     
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