Palemoon and Google

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Fly, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. Fly

    Fly Registered Member

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    Why does Palemoon direct its users to the Google 'agreement' when they want to use that search engine ? I can't find a way to access Google without accepting that 'privacy agreement'. Really annoying, and it seems I need a different search engine.

    I'm probably one of the very few people without a Google account ...
     
  2. Brummelchen

    Brummelchen Registered Member

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    i am pretty sure you will find the answer here:
    http://forum.palemoon.org/index.php

    my thoughts - could be user agent, could be ad-blocker, could be a cookie issue.

    if you use google services you have to accept - could be a cookie issue.
    some noticed this also for firefox.
     
  3. Papusan

    Papusan Registered Member

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    Because Pale Moon breaks the web, I stopped using it after they took their own path and are no longer basing their builds on Firefox as a Firefox fork. It is now a totally new browser but I don't like having to find a solution for many pages just to have them load properly.
     
  4. Brummelchen

    Brummelchen Registered Member

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    palemoon uses a gecko fork (goanna), not firefox fork ;)
    http://www.ghacks.net/2015/06/22/pale-moon-to-switch-from-gecko-to-goanna-rendering-engine/

    the major problem is that goanna maintains XUL while mozilla is XUL abandoning with the next major versions. so there wont be a adoptable code fix for goanna available. if they cant fix it palemoon will run into trouble.

    next issue is that palemoon is not an official browser and returns again firefox as user-agent.
    http://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12348
     
  5. XhenEd

    XhenEd Registered Member

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    I don't experience the issue. The search engine works as expected in mine.

    By the way, Pale Moon devs and Google have some misunderstandings toward each other.
    https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=12193

    That might or might not be connected to your issue. :)
     
  6. KeyPer4Life

    KeyPer4Life Registered Member

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    @Fly
    I also can use Google search engine without any issue in Palemoon. Alternatively you could use
    Startpage/ixquick search engine which returns Google results.
     
  7. Fly

    Fly Registered Member

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    Well, maybe I'll ask on the forum. In some ways, it's weird.
     
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