Re: Fx 3.01: "Manage Search Engines..." link bug and quick fix

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Quivis wrote:
    > Hi,
    > For what it's worth.
    >
    > On the dialog box that pops up when you invoke the command "Manage
    > Search Engines..." in the top-right editor for Search Engines in
    > Firefox, you have a link at the bottom-left on said dialog box that
    > says "Get more search engines..." This link points to the wrong
    > place. I get the search page for AddOns, not for search engines.
    >
    > For those who find this as annoying as I do, there is a remedy:
    >
    > 1) bring up the about:config page
    >
    > 2) type "engine" (exclude quotes) in the search field
    >
    > 3) change the default string:
    >
    > https://%LOCALE%.add-ons.mozilla.com/%LOCALE%/firefox/%
    > VERSION%/search-engines/
    >
    > to:
    >
    > http://mycroft.mozdev.org/
    >
    > Save the original string somewhere, should you need it later, when
    > they've sorted out that annoying bug on the server, or wherever the
    > hell it's located.


    if you look on the link it provides, it does go to
    add-ons search engine page, therefore, there is no bug:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:4/cat:all?sort=name

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    Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo, Aug 14, 2008
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  2. Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo

    Lou Briccant Guest

    On Thu, 14 Aug 2008 07:49:02 -0700, Peter Potamus the Purple Hippo
    <> wrote:

    >Quivis wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >> For what it's worth.
    >>
    >> On the dialog box that pops up when you invoke the command "Manage
    >> Search Engines..." in the top-right editor for Search Engines in
    >> Firefox, you have a link at the bottom-left on said dialog box that
    >> says "Get more search engines..." This link points to the wrong
    >> place. I get the search page for AddOns, not for search engines.
    >>
    >> For those who find this as annoying as I do, there is a remedy:
    >>
    >> 1) bring up the about:config page
    >>
    >> 2) type "engine" (exclude quotes) in the search field
    >>
    >> 3) change the default string:
    >>
    >> https://%LOCALE%.add-ons.mozilla.com/%LOCALE%/firefox/%
    >> VERSION%/search-engines/
    >>
    >> to:
    >>
    >> http://mycroft.mozdev.org/
    >>
    >> Save the original string somewhere, should you need it later, when
    >> they've sorted out that annoying bug on the server, or wherever the
    >> hell it's located.

    >
    >if you look on the link it provides, it does go to
    >add-ons search engine page, therefore, there is no bug:
    >https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:4/cat:all?sort=name


    If you rearrange the search engines to suit yourself, upon restarting
    they all revert to alphabetical order, at least mine do.
     
    Lou Briccant, Aug 14, 2008
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