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Old 24th May 2005, 02:01 PM
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Firefox 1.0.4 and Search Engines

I'm unable to add new Search Engines in the top right corner. I'm trying to add engines from http://mycroft.mozdev.org/download.html but nothing happens - they don't appear in the list and no error messages.

I'm using FC3 - Firefox 1.0.4

Thomas
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Old 24th May 2005, 02:48 PM
ArthurKlein
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Hi,

There was a previous post dealing with this. See:
http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=26632

The problem is with the write permisions for the search engine folder located at:
/usr/lib/firefox-1.0.4/searchplugins

A quick way, but a way that makes that folder writable by all users, would be to change the permissions as follows:

su -
cd /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.4
chmod -R go+w searchplugins
exit

You sould now be able to add search engines.

If you wanted to secure it after you have added you search engines you could change the permissions back with:

su -
cd /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.4
chmod -R go-w searchplugins
exit
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Old 24th May 2005, 08:28 PM
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Thanks! It works.
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