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In the search bar google search engine missing (and others)

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In the search bar google search engine missing (and others)

A number of search engines have gone missing. I guess I can add back the ones I've added in the past but Google is missing and I'm not sure how to add that back.

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Re: In the search bar google search engine missing (and others)

Try restoring the default Search Engines by selecting "Manage Search Engines" in the dropdown next to the Search on the Address Bar and then clicking "Restore Defaults", This will attempt to restore the default Search Engines e.g. Google to the list. You should now be able to select Google as a Search Engine, although this may remove ones you have added previously.

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New User

Re: In the search bar google search engine missing (and others)

Try restoring the default Search Engines by selecting "Manage Search Engines" in the dropdown next to the Search on the Address Bar and then clicking "Restore Defaults", This will attempt to restore the default Search Engines e.g. Google to the list. You should now be able to select Google as a Search Engine, although this may remove ones you have added previously.

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Re: In the search bar google search engine missing (and others)

That's fab, many thanks.

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Re: In the search bar google search engine missing (and others)

After I upgrade to Firefox, the "Restore Defaults" is not available. Might as well as said click the selection that is not available to do the thing that you want.

Really irritating that Yahoo has confiscated my search bar and completely kicked out Google. This is the first time that Mozilla has really irritated me enough to switch to Chrome.

Bye.

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Re: In the search bar google search engine missing (and others)

@Ajax4Hire, the "Restore Defaults" option is available in the current stable version of Firefox (3.6.10). If it appears disabled e.g. Greyed Out, simply delete an existing Search Engine entry from the list and it should become active. The option can be found by following my previous instructions. If the Search Box has been removed from the interface you can add it again by firstly right-clicking on a toolbar and selecting “Customise” then dragging the Search Component onto the toolbar.

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Re: In the search bar google search engine missing (and others)

Man, I have tried that I do not have anything under 'Manage Search Engines" even though the 'set default' option is greyed out. What in the world has caused this??? I really need help. I even tried going to the firefox add ons just to add them and still doesn't do any good :( I need steps asap!

Re: In the search bar google search engine missing (and others)

I sure hope someone offers a solution to this soon. I'm having the same identical problem and have tried all of the solutions so far including the (Safe Mode) resets. No success. Can't add 'em, can't Manage 'em, They won't install and you can't Manage Blanks. This seems to be a condition of 3.6.10

Re: In the search bar google search engine missing (and others)

That button is "greyed" out. Unavailable.

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Re: In the search bar google search engine missing (and others)

You can try to delete search.sqlite and search.json in the Firefox Profile Folder

See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/Unable_to_search_or_add_new_engines

Re: In the search bar google search engine missing (and others)

I encountered this problem on Ubuntu 10.10 (amd64) after upgrade to FF 3.6.15. The user uses the en-GB locales.

Creating a new profile in FF did not solve the problem.

After a little bit of investigation I've found out that it can be fixed by copying all files from /usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins/en-US/ to /usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins/en-GB/ and restarting Firefox. Here is the command:

sudo cp /usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins/en-US/* /usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins/en-GB/

-- rpr.