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Search multiple search engines with one keyword

Hi! I'm desperately searching for a convenient method to search multiple sites with one keyword from the search bar. The corresponding search engines (OpenSearch) are alr… (read more)

Hi!

I'm desperately searching for a convenient method to search multiple sites with one keyword from the search bar. The corresponding search engines (OpenSearch) are already installed, either from Mycroft¹ or by using Add to Search Bar² and configured with keywords. A keyword search for a separate site, f.i. "w" for "Wikipedia", works fine, but after a long research I couldn't find any extension or method, that will assign several already existent search engines to a keyword. This is mainly needed for dictionary lookups and searching across some related sites, so the ideal procedure would look as follows: The keyword "de" should search through several german-english dictionaries (like dict.cc, leo.org and so on), that are already configured as search engines with their own keywords.

The only way, that comes near this scenario is using OminBar³, which allows to use several keywords at once (e.g. "@a,e,w foo bar"), when performing a search from the search or the address bar respectively.

Powersearchers out there, please give me a hint how to accomplish this. Thanks in advance!

¹ http://mycroftproject.com ² https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/add-to-search-bar ³ https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/omnibar

Asked by sojusnik 6 years ago

Answered by sojusnik 6 years ago

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I've been having some issues with search engines and history

My default search setting keeps reverting back to Yahoo after I reset my computer. Closing Firefox keeps the one I change it to but restarting the computer changes it. I … (read more)

My default search setting keeps reverting back to Yahoo after I reset my computer. Closing Firefox keeps the one I change it to but restarting the computer changes it.

I can't open the history sidebar. The "Show your History" option opens it's tab fine (the drop-down that says "Show History Sidebar", "Clear Recent History..." ect.). But, when clicking on the "Show History Sidebar", nothing comes up. I can use the "Show All History" option but the sidebar doesn't open for some reason.

Asked by Mike 5 years ago

Answered by Mike 5 years ago

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I want to remove the "change search settings" button in the search bar and can't find any way to fix that.

I already removed the new search changes with the browser.search.showOneOffButtons toggle but I don't want the search settings button there to be misclicked on. Is there … (read more)

I already removed the new search changes with the browser.search.showOneOffButtons toggle but I don't want the search settings button there to be misclicked on. Is there a way to fix this?

Asked by malkamar 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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How to change a search engine for new tab?

My default search engine is Google, but when opening a new tab the search engine Bing launches. How can I change this to Google? I have tried changing it from the list of… (read more)

My default search engine is Google, but when opening a new tab the search engine Bing launches. How can I change this to Google? I have tried changing it from the list of search engines in search settings but to no avail. please assist anyone.

Asked by Mfundo 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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As i would type in the search bar on Amazon.com, it used to suggest possible items below for me to select. That feature has stopped working only on Amazon. Why?

The search bar on Amazon.com has stopped suggesting items or autocompleting what it thinks I want to search for. I don't know how this happened but I want it to work agai… (read more)

The search bar on Amazon.com has stopped suggesting items or autocompleting what it thinks I want to search for. I don't know how this happened but I want it to work again. It was very helpful for searching on Amazon.com. It is only not working for Amazon. This autocomplete option still works on Google and Yahoo, just not Amazon. How do I make it work again?

Asked by antmojica 5 years ago

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Own xml files in searchplugins folder not detected

Running firefox 38.0 on Xubuntu 15.04 i can't use my own xml file in /usr/lib.../searchplugins/locale/(de,en-US)/ anymore. Managing searchengines/plugins doesn't show my… (read more)

Running firefox 38.0 on Xubuntu 15.04 i can't use my own xml file in /usr/lib.../searchplugins/locale/(de,en-US)/ anymore. Managing searchengines/plugins doesn't show my files anymore. Under Firefox 37.0 and Kubuntu 14.10 every selfmade xml file like goo_year.xml was selectable. I can only add new searchengines/plugins from web . For example "Google Default" installs in ...home/.mozilla/firefox/(profile-name)../searchplugins/google-defaults.xml and there I could modify params. I can add &tbs=qdr:y and it works. But why is a copied and renamed abc.xml file not showing up ? Is there now a kind of database instead of only this files ?

Asked by hhgoten 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Google times out no search started

Using google it always provides a list for the requested search item. Since yesterday it does not begin and times out. If I use yahoo this does not happen. I also updated… (read more)

Using google it always provides a list for the requested search item. Since yesterday it does not begin and times out. If I use yahoo this does not happen. I also updated firefox but still have the same problem. How do you update google maybe this will help?

Asked by jrodi 5 years ago

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google search does not work on Windows 7

running Firefox 38.0.1 on a Windows 7 machine. When I start google search, nothing shows up below the top search bar (with the white magnifying glass on the right). That … (read more)

running Firefox 38.0.1 on a Windows 7 machine. When I start google search, nothing shows up below the top search bar (with the white magnifying glass on the right). That space is all white.

Asked by FoxyDude 5 years ago

Answered by FoxyDude 5 years ago

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Cannot remove bing.vc start page.

I have tried everything I can find to stop bing.vc from opening as the start page in firefox version 39 and so far nothing has worked. I am unable to find any reference … (read more)

I have tried everything I can find to stop bing.vc from opening as the start page in firefox version 39 and so far nothing has worked. I am unable to find any reference to in in about:config; a refresh of firefox did not help; no add-ons refer to it and conduit or search protect do not appear in uninstall programs in control panel. No malware removal tool has any effect on it and I have used all that were recommended on the Mozilla support site. Help please!!

Asked by dialh 5 years ago

Answered by dialh 5 years ago

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Search Engine issues

I hose sat for a friend a while back. I left my PC running so room-mate could use it. Upon returning I could not access my chosen search engine (duckduckgo), I get this a… (read more)

I hose sat for a friend a while back. I left my PC running so room-mate could use it. Upon returning I could not access my chosen search engine (duckduckgo), I get this as the effort

"Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at duckduckgo.com.

   The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.
   If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection.
   If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web."

In fact I cannot access ANY search engine....... However it works on my tablet so I know it still exists and I grilled my room-mate who denies using the pc or downloading anything..... (he is fairly pc ignorant so I kinda believe him).

So what settings could have suddenly come into place that block me from my chosen search engine? (FTR I cannot access search engines in IE either and I HATE IE so having to check there made me feel unclean). (I also checked with the anti virus and cannot see that it is blocking me but Kaspersky was shut down and still no search engines so I do not believe it is the issue).

I have tried for weeks to get access to my search engine and am so stumped I now go to you.

Asked by ArchDemiDragon 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Tried all of your suggestions and still receive "Unable to connect" when using ANY search engine.

Cannot use any search engine in FF 40.0.3 on Macbook Pro model 9,2 with OS 10.8.5. Receive "Unable to connect" message when attempting to use a search engine. Websites o… (read more)

Cannot use any search engine in FF 40.0.3 on Macbook Pro model 9,2 with OS 10.8.5. Receive "Unable to connect" message when attempting to use a search engine. Websites other than Mozilla and search engines connect fine. FireFox 40.0.3 on a different Mac works fine with no problems.

In addition, I cannot access the FF "Get Add-Ons" page or the Mozilla home page. Search engines will not connect from either the search bar or their home page. Problem just started. I had previously updated to, and have been using, FF 40.0.3 without problem when it was issued. Attempted solutions have included FF refresh, run FF in safe mode, run with all plug-ins disabled, disabled hardware graphics acceleration. None of these corrected the problem.

Asked by txp99ff 4 years ago

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Swagbucks searchs - get rid of on my MAC

I am running MAC OS 10.10.5 with Firefox 40.0.3. Signed up my wife for Swagbuck; however, now everytime I click the “+” to add a new window it open at “search.swagbucks.… (read more)

I am running MAC OS 10.10.5 with Firefox 40.0.3. Signed up my wife for Swagbuck; however, now everytime I click the “+” to add a new window it open at “search.swagbucks.com/?f=5” and not the window showing previously sites that i Have pinned. Now I did go into “extensions” removed the Swagbuck.com extension; went to preferences and changed homepage to the window i want and I did change the search engine to google and deleted “swagbucks” search engine and then I restarted Firefox. With all this I still get “search.swagbucks.com/?f=51“ whenever I click “+” to add a window.

I NEED HELP in getting rid of this annoying, in my opinion, “MALWARE”

Thanks in advance for your help.

Mike

Asked by regmikewall 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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I've followed instructions for setting default search engine but it WILL NOT get rid of yahoo (which I think I accidentally set when I downloaded C Cleaner upda

I use Firefox as my browser and it usually opens with google as home page and searches are via google. Suddenly it started opening on yahoo and also using that as search … (read more)

I use Firefox as my browser and it usually opens with google as home page and searches are via google. Suddenly it started opening on yahoo and also using that as search engine. I suspect it happened when I downloaded update of C Cleaner which I think has a box I should have unticked. I seem to have got the home page back BUT a new tab still opens in yahoo and searches immediately go to yahoo. I've clicked the options tag (from drop down box top right) and gone through all that several times but it keeps going back to yahoo!!! Please can anyone tell me how to get rid of it.

Asked by frangipani47 4 years ago

Answered by Scribe 4 years ago

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Where is the help icon?

I need to reset Firefox as I have Search Pile infecting my browser. I have run Malware bytes and Spy Hunter 4 but it has not alleviated the problem. If I go to my search … (read more)

I need to reset Firefox as I have Search Pile infecting my browser. I have run Malware bytes and Spy Hunter 4 but it has not alleviated the problem. If I go to my search engine and then open another tab, then Search Pile will be there. What can I do?

Asked by rudinski 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Search words disappear, only bookmarks work.

Mozilla opens as normal, bookmarks work just fine, but entering search words does not. Happened since yesterday. Not a techie so a bit lost. Sorce has entity % global in… (read more)

Mozilla opens as normal, bookmarks work just fine, but entering search words does not. Happened since yesterday. Not a techie so a bit lost. Sorce has entity % global in red ?

Thanks in anticipation.

Asked by Ardwyn124 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago