Can't install firefox search (even trying a lot)

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 4 years and 5 months ago
Hello guys,
I'm from Ubuntu's firefox and have tried even with a clean profile (also disabling ubuntu's default addons) these things without success:
- clicking the button on duckduckgo.com gives me an "already installed" error message, even though it does not appear on the search bar or on ".../profile/searchplugins".
- installing the extensions does not seem to give me a search engine, so I can use it with my beloved Pentadactyl.

What's wrong?

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posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 5 months ago
anonymous
It doesn't work on a clean/new/etc profile, so this is not on penta's side.
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 5 months ago Link
anonymous
Fixed with a workaround: Edit the duckduckgo.xml in provided by default from firefox, specifically on the relevant tags to have a different name than "duckduckgo".
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 4 months ago Link
mrshu
Glad you managed to fix it.

Did you find what was it that was interfering with the Search engine? The only thing that comes to my mind is that some other engine had to have DuckDuckGo set as the name. That is also why the extension did not install it.
posted by mrshu 4 years and 4 months ago Link
anonymous
Firefox is shipped with some default engines that due to a bug (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sourc...) keep hidden even though they are deleted, which can lead to name collisions as it happened to DDG. Another issue is that there is no easy way of renaming them (https://bugzil.la/335102), so I came with this.
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 4 months ago Link