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[JollaC] HowTo: Fix missing browser search engines [released]

asked 2016-07-20 09:56:24 +0300

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updated 2016-08-17 11:24:32 +0300

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JollaC seems to be missing the browser search engines. Typing "some search keywords" into the address bar gives you a "Page does not exist". The App Settings for Browser don't let you choose any search engine.

Judging by how https://github.com/CODeRUS/sailfish-browser-searchengines works, the search engines are stored in /usr/lib/mozembedlite/chrome/embedlite/content/.

On the Tablet, the default search engines still work, so I copied them over to my JollaC. Now I can select them in the App settings and after restarting the browser, searching works as expected.

Since the files come with a MPL 2.0 license header, I guess it is safe to upload them to GitHub, so you can "fix" your JollaC too.

Here are the files for Google, Bing, Yahoo and Yandex: https://gist.github.com/flesser/ed4d48fe385713eb852350577bd2d7d5

Using devel-su, copy them to /usr/lib/mozembedlite/chrome/embedlite/content/.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by mosen
close date 2016-07-28 18:34:21.779135


I tried with google, does not seems to work as it is redirecting me on the welcome google page.

louisbob ( 2016-07-20 14:56:00 +0300 )edit

WFM - the google one.

DaveRo ( 2016-07-20 18:02:24 +0300 )edit

That file seems to end up in
so maybe putting it there would be safer.

DaveRo ( 2016-07-20 19:46:43 +0300 )edit

@fpe: Works like a charm, thank you! :-)

Armadillo ( 2016-07-25 12:08:42 +0300 )edit

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answered 2016-07-28 17:47:07 +0300

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This seems to be fixed in the latest early access release (

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answered 2016-07-21 15:55:10 +0300

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There is also a Search Engines application (by coderus) that can be installed from Open Repos. Worked well for me. It adds a load of SE options to the settings area of the Browser.

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https://openrepos.net/content/coderus/search-engines-sailfish-browser Yes, that's the one where I looked up how you can add search engines. Worked for me as well, but I wanted to have the old default ones, too.

fpe ( 2016-07-21 16:14:15 +0300 )edit

Yes, sorry I'd missed that that was where you'd seen it. Just wanted to get the application on record here, rather than suggesting it was a better solution.

skanky ( 2016-07-21 22:06:46 +0300 )edit

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