"Add search engine" is not visible in Firefox anymore

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 2 years and 7 days ago
So I wanted to try DDG again but... I can't add it to FIrefox :/

While trying to install https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox... I get
> Firefox no pudo instalar el plugin de búsqueda desde "https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downl..." porque ya existe un buscador con el mismo nombre.

And the DDG page doesn't include option (either in context menu on search filed or in the search toolbar) "Add to firefox"

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x.15a2
Thanks for giving DDG a try again. If you're using Firefox with Windows or Mac, just go into Firefox Settings\Options then select Search. From the dropdown field, select DuckDuckGo as the Default Search Engine then close the Settings screen. Your searches will now default to DDG.

Thanks!
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader2 years and 7 days ago Link
anonymous
Problem is: I had ddg on that list - but it was slow (AF!) so after doing a little research with DevTools it turned out that for some reason (probably adding DDG ages ago with cloud-settings being attached to the URI) cloud settings were executed which slowed down everything. So I removed it with the intention to add it again, but I can't...

I've tried digging through Fx search setting files (JSON, juck) and adding/removing it manually but it looks like a huge mess - even if grep doesn't return anything with "duck" I still can't install the addon and the "add engine" from the homepage doesn't work :/
posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 7 days ago Link
x.15a2
You should be able to use the Restore Default Search Engines button to restore all default search engines.

Short of that, you may need to create a new user profile to get the default search engines, but this will certainly come with it's own set of pains.

Since this is more of a FF environment issue than specific to DDG, you may want to also ask about this on the FF forums or subReddit.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader2 years and 7 days ago Link
anonymous
OK, the original question was more along the lines - why DDG dropped "add search engine" option - there is no mention of opensearch in the source...
posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 7 days ago Link
x.15a2
I just checked:
Received the following:[https://i.snag.gy/PxdID9.jpg]
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader2 years and 7 days ago Link
anonymous
That's not it - please see https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add.... There should be a tiny "+" on the magnifying glass icon in the search bar which would allow adding search engine (and I added DDG this way ages ago hence additional cloud settings in the URL)
posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 7 days ago Link