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Explain why Mozilla doesn't like Canadians?

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I need Google.ca I don't want a solution I just want to have the option to use google.ca to come included with Firefox just like it did in older builds. I know it is gone because in about:config country code is already set to CA.

If you think Google.ca is useless, think again. You try to search to buy something from walmart.ca instead walmart.com same with bestbuy or newegg, sears, amazon etc. Many stores who have different products and prices depending on chossing .com or .ca and you need Google.ca that has a choose websites from Canada option.

I need Google.ca I don't want a solution I just want to have the option to use google.ca to come included with Firefox just like it did in older builds. I know it is gone because in about:config country code is already set to CA. If you think Google.ca is useless, think again. You try to search to buy something from walmart.ca instead walmart.com same with bestbuy or newegg, sears, amazon etc. Many stores who have different products and prices depending on chossing .com or .ca and you need Google.ca that has a choose websites from Canada option.

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philipp
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hello, it depends on google to which domain they redirect you - if you want to use a specific search plugin for google.ca, then you can install one from http://mycroftproject.com/search-engines.html?name=google.ca&category=12&country=CA

hello, it depends on google to which domain they redirect you - if you want to use a specific search plugin for google.ca, then you can install one from http://mycroftproject.com/search-engines.html?name=google.ca&category=12&country=CA
James
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There is no Canadian locale of Firefox as the closest is en-US and en-GB as you can see at www.mozilla.org/firefox/all and Firefox never came with a google.ca search engine.

You can add a Google.ca search engine as per above.

Google redirects you based on your IP https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/873?hl=en


If you are looking for deals of items in Canadian websites, a couple sites to use are pricefinder.ca and shopbot.ca

There is no Canadian locale of Firefox as the closest is en-US and en-GB as you can see at www.mozilla.org/firefox/all and Firefox never came with a google.ca search engine. You can add a Google.ca search engine as per above. Google redirects you based on your IP https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/873?hl=en If you are looking for deals of items in Canadian websites, a couple sites to use are pricefinder.ca and shopbot.ca

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JJ- "I don't want a solution" philipp gives a soltuion.

to: James I'm saying when I right click "seach google for" previous build of Firefox would send me to google.ca. because my country code is CA.

Now, I have to get an addon for it to do that? Which I already did then came here to tell you how much I disapprove.

pricefinder.ca and shopbot.ca are not going to send me to watch streaming services, news, and organizations that have the same title in both countries. Google.ca serves a purpose or else why does it even exist?

I want Mozilla to put back search choices to include google that is related to the country code without having to get an addon.

JJ- "I don't want a solution" philipp gives a soltuion. to: James I'm saying when I right click "seach google for" previous build of Firefox would send me to google.ca. because my country code is CA. Now, I have to get an addon for it to do that? Which I already did then came here to tell you how much I disapprove. pricefinder.ca and shopbot.ca are not going to send me to watch streaming services, news, and organizations that have the same title in both countries. Google.ca serves a purpose or else why does it even exist? I want Mozilla to put back search choices to include google that is related to the country code without having to get an addon.
jscher2000
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Hi .j.j, do you mean

browser.search.countryCode

is bolded and "user set" to CA?

I don't think that has any effect on the Google search plugin packaged with the English (U.S. or other) version of Firefox.

It seems that Google's previously standard behavior of doing a country-specific redirect has stopped working on your Firefox for some reason.

To see whether it's a cookie, could you test in a private window (Ctrl+Shift+p) to see whether it still occurs there?

If you get the same result in a private window, I suspect it's a change by Google. However, since I am sitting in California, it's hard for me to investigate.

Hi .j.j, do you mean '''browser.search.countryCode''' is bolded and "user set" to CA? I don't think that has any effect on the Google search plugin packaged with the English (U.S. or other) version of Firefox. It seems that Google's previously standard behavior of doing a country-specific redirect has stopped working on your Firefox for some reason. To see whether it's a cookie, could you test in a private window (Ctrl+Shift+p) to see whether it still occurs there? If you get the same result in a private window, I suspect it's a change by Google. However, since I am sitting in California, it's hard for me to investigate.
philipp
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mozilla has always directed searches through the pre-populated search engine to google.com - what google makes out of this traffic (redirecting you to a country-specific domain, or at least country-specific results) is up to them and apparently they have changed that behaviour recently because we have seen quite a few other reports about this issue recently, not only from users in canada. so in short you'll have to get in contact with google about this if you'd like to complain about that change.

also i seem to miss the point of posting in a user-helping-users support forum if you don't even want to get your issue solved...

mozilla has always directed searches through the pre-populated search engine to google.com - what google makes out of this traffic (redirecting you to a country-specific domain, or at least country-specific results) is up to them and apparently they have changed that behaviour recently because we have seen quite a few other reports about this issue recently, not only from users in canada. so in short you'll have to get in contact with google about this if you'd like to complain about that change. also i seem to miss the point of posting in a user-helping-users support forum if you don't even want to get your issue solved...

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"redirecting you to a country-specific domain, or at least country-specific results is up to Google"

The old "It's not us it's them" passing the buck Mozilla?

I'll tell you why I know this is Mozilla's fault and not Google's, Just run an older version of Firefox and everything works as expected. You highlight some text you click search Google for "_example_" and it goes right to google.ca. This version was on a disk image backup for Windows that I just loaded and it had an older version or Firefox installed. And even with the old disk image I immediately updated Firefox without updating anything else and the feature was gone again.

But no this is Google's fault. Thanks Mozilla

"redirecting you to a country-specific domain, or at least country-specific results is up to Google" The old "It's not us it's them" passing the buck Mozilla? I'll tell you why I know this is Mozilla's fault and not Google's, Just run an older version of Firefox and everything works as expected. You highlight some text you click search Google for "_example_" and it goes right to google.ca. This version was on a disk image backup for Windows that I just loaded and it had an older version or Firefox installed. And even with the old disk image I immediately updated Firefox without updating anything else and the feature was gone again. But no this is Google's fault. Thanks Mozilla
jscher2000
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Hi .j.j, one thing that would be helpful to compare is what information Firefox 39 sent to google.com versus Firefox 40. You can use the web console (Ctrl+Shift+k) to see what Firefox sends, specifically the request headers that identify your browser and accepted languages. Since I'm in the U.S., I can't replicate your experience, so if you're interested in testing, please let me know.

Hi .j.j, one thing that would be helpful to compare is what information Firefox 39 sent to google.com versus Firefox 40. You can use the web console (Ctrl+Shift+k) to see what Firefox sends, specifically the request headers that identify your browser and accepted languages. Since I'm in the U.S., I can't replicate your experience, so if you're interested in testing, please let me know.