DDG as firefox search engine, cannot install

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 2 years and 2 days ago • Updated: 2 years and 1 day ago
Firefox ESSR 45.4.0, Win7. while trying to add ddg as firefox search engine I get the followign error:

"restore default search engine" button is grey out,

any suggestions ?


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The Restore button is probably disabled because no changes have been made from the default settings. From this screen you should be able to select DDG as your default search engine and you're all set to go.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader2 years and 1 day ago Link
c'mon, i've changed there whatever is possible and its all the time grayed out.

there has to be some kind of DDG remark in one of FF config files thet prevent install proper DDG plugin, deleting ddg xml doesnt help
posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 1 day ago Link
What I'm saying is that the Restore button remains disabled until you remove one of FF's default search engines:
Removed !G:
Since DDG is already in the default search list, there is no reason to add it, though you may want to set it to your default search.

If you are seeing results other than I've explained you may want to create a new user profile and try from there.


posted by x.15a2 Community Leader2 years and 1 day ago Link
of course I tried also removing all of them, one needs to stay.
posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 14 hours ago Link
for future reference, I deleted the search.json.mozlz4 file from my profile folder, that made a rest of my search engine list and the restore button is not grayed out anymore.
posted by <hidden> • 1 year and 11 months ago Link