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How to edit the default Search engine URL from https://www.google.com to http://www.google.co.in

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How to edit the default Search engine URL from https://www.google.com to http://www.google.co.in

Hi,

i upgraded to Firefox 19.0.2 Version. After the upgradation my search engine ( Google ) not working. We have a proxy server. https requests will block by the proxy. So I need to edit the search engine URL from https://www.google.com to http://www.google.co.in. Thanks in Advance

Mithu

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Re: How to edit the default Search engine URL from https://www.google.com to http://www.google.co.in

Do you mean the search engine you get from searching from the address bar, or do you mean the default search plugin? If the former, use keyword.URL in about:config and use http rather than https in the URL. If the latter, what I do is put the search plugin name into browser.search.selectedEngine in a user.js file so that gets set up every time the browser launches. You would need to get a search plugin with a URL with http instead of https. Those files are .xml files and can be edited with a text editor.

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Re: How to edit the default Search engine URL from https://www.google.com to http://www.google.co.in

Which search method(s) do you want to modify?

  • searching via the location bar (pref: keyword.URL)
  • search bar on the Navigation Toolbar
  • search bar on the about:home page (pref: browser.search.defaultenginename)

For the location bar see:

You can find more search engines on the Mycroft Project site.

Re: How to edit the default Search engine URL from https://www.google.com to http://www.google.co.in

Thanks Ms. cor-el,

http://mycroft.mozdev.org/search-engines.html works for me. Meanwhile My friend Prajod find out another way. That also works fine. What he did was copied the search plugin from Firefox Version 8 and paste in the C:\Program file\Mozlla Firefox\Search Plugins\ directory. I tried adding the search plugin "google US" from the URL given in your mail. That also works.

Thanks a lot, Mithu ...

Re: How to edit the default Search engine URL from https://www.google.com to http://www.google.co.in

Dear Ms.Finitarry,

I tried editing the xml file via notepad and changed the https to http. But it was not working. Anyways thanks for the suggestion. I got the solution from Mr. Prajod and Ms. Cor-el.

Thanks... Mithu ...