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[bug][test] Browser text selection: Does search button work? [answered]

asked 2017-02-08 20:07:46 +0200

cy8aer gravatar image

updated 2017-02-08 20:22:30 +0200


  • select some text
  • a search button occurs
  • clicking this button -> tab opens with your favorite search engine


  • text is in the search field of the search engine and search starts

actual behaviour:

  • search field is empty

I use an own searx-engine with it's own searchengine file. Eventually this is the problem, but...

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Works for me as expected, searches with selected text.

pekkeli81 ( 2017-02-08 20:27:15 +0200 )edit

Works for me as well, using Duckduckgo search engine.

EDIT: Just tried it with searx. No problem at all. I used this package to add more search engines in case you want to try it out:

molan ( 2017-02-08 21:13:05 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-02-08 22:02:22 +0200

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updated 2017-02-08 22:04:00 +0200

Ah found it. My definition (as imported from my searx server!!) looks like this

<os:Url type="text/html" method="POST" template="" resultDomain="">
     <os:Param name="q" value="{searchTerms}"/>
     </os:Url><os:Url type="application/x-suggestions+json" method="GET" template="" resultDomain="">
     <os:Param name="format" value="x-suggestions"/>
     <os:Param name="q" value="{searchTerms}"/>

So this is a POST. I changed it to GET and it works.

POST definitions do not work!

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