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where is the order of the search engines stored

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Hi, I am using Firefox 75.0 on Windows 10. I changed the order of my serach engines in the preferences. In earlier versions of Firefox the installed search engines were stored in search.json.mozlz4 and the order somewhere in search-metadata.json, search.sqlite and search.json. So to move the search engines from one profil to another, one could copy those files and everything was as before. Now I only find search.json.mozlz4 in my profil and none of the other files. But just copying search.json.mozlz4 to a new profile, will restore the search engines but not the order I arranged them in. Are those other files not part of the profie anymore?

I have about 90 custom search engines and would like to do the job just once and not 10 times or more for my different installations. So how can I move not only the engines themselve but also their order? Thank you!

தீர்வு தேர்ந்தெடுக்கப்பட்டது

Ok, I think I found the answer myself.

I changed the order of my search engines in my old profile to my needs. Now when pasting a search.json.mozlz4, which search engines order has been changed, into a new profile the configured order gets all mixed up. To prevent this, one has to change the order of the default search engines of the new profile once before pasting the old search.json.mozlz4 into the new profile. At least that helped me.

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search.sqlite file and searchplugins folder store the search engines that are available in the Firefox Search bar before Firefox v47

search.json.mozlz4 : file stores the user-installed search engines that are available in the Firefox v47+

Type about:preferences#search<enter> in the address bar. You can select any search engine to be your default from here.

You can also remove any engine from here.

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search.json.mozlz4 stores all search engine data including the order in which they appear and possible keywords (aliases). about:config is no longer used. You can try to create a new Boolean pref named browser.search.useDBForOrder on the about:config page and set its value to true to see if that has effect.

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@ FredMcD: Thanks, but I already know how to configure the search engines, I have done it, as stated in my first post. My problem is, that moving search.json.mozlz4 to anaother Firefox profile, the order of my search engines changes.

@cor-el: browser.search.useDBForOrder is already set to true, but I did not change it. And if search.json.mozlz4 stores also the order of my search engines, why is that order not preserved, when moving search.json.mozlz4 to another profile? What does browser.search.useDBForOrder do, I didn't find any good explanation.

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தீர்வு தேர்ந்தெடுக்கப்பட்டது

Ok, I think I found the answer myself.

I changed the order of my search engines in my old profile to my needs. Now when pasting a search.json.mozlz4, which search engines order has been changed, into a new profile the configured order gets all mixed up. To prevent this, one has to change the order of the default search engines of the new profile once before pasting the old search.json.mozlz4 into the new profile. At least that helped me.

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That was very good work. Well Done.

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