10.0.2 and search providers

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10.0.2 and search providers

Post by DraconPern » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:17 am

For 10.0.2, I am thinking about changing the default google search to use google custom search to support the project. The search result page will look like the result through http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=partn ... 8063&hl=en Thoughts? WIll this confuse people?
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Re: 10.0.2 and search providers

Post by CGirardy » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:43 pm

Hi
I think it's not a good idea... You could just add it in the search providers but not make it as default search engine.
That's my opinion.
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Re: 10.0.2 and search providers

Post by BrandonMills » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:01 pm

While I understand the need to fund the project, if it in any way is noticeable to the users, then I'd have to say no. Those strange square boxes that surround all the searches look weird compared to standard Google results.

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Re: 10.0.2 and search providers

Post by anthonymel » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:48 pm

I feel the same way. Whenever I see a non normal search results from Google I'm thinking malware or a browser hijacking. Please don't do this. It will lead to my users to be confused and more calls to support.

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Re: 10.0.2 and search providers

Post by Poe » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:38 am

I have no problem with a pre-configurated search engine- if I can change this if required..
If i get it for free, I must live with a little bit advocacy advertising.
Second - the normal useres will see the "FMFirefoxCE", but nobody knows what it is and will ignore it, I think so.

Anything else....
In my opinion - CE ~ Community Edition is not the perfect description. FM Firefox Business Edition? Enterprice Edition? Network Edition ? Adminstrative Network Edition ?

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Re: 10.0.2 and search providers

Post by jpa » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:43 am

Poe wrote: Second - the normal useres will see the "FMFirefoxCE", but nobody knows what it is and will ignore it, I think so.
The search landing page linked above isn't really what people are talking about. You need to perform a search to see that the search result formatting is quite different from normal Google search output.

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Re: 10.0.2 and search providers

Post by emaybee » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:07 pm

While I have a problem with changing the community edition, I hope the regular FF remains unchanged.

Any time estimate on the FF 10.0.x msi release date?

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Re: 10.0.2 and search providers

Post by Poe » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:11 pm

Oh yes, now I see the differents ... - ok, forget it! (sorry!)
30% of users will ask me to get her old Google Search back, I think so.

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Re: 10.0.2 and search providers

Post by emaybee » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:15 pm

Whoops! I meant to say I don't have a problem with changing the Community Edition....

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Re: 10.0.2 and search providers

Post by MonkeyBoy » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:25 am

Wouldn't bother me one bit, but, well, I have to preconfigure the profiles so I couldn't use it. That's the great thing about default settings - if you don't like it, you can always change them.

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Re: 10.0.2 and search providers

Post by mar3k » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:26 am

This might lead to many questions from users as the results shown have a different design and new features from Google search are missing. Please do not do this. Ask for some donations instead.

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Re: 10.0.2 and search providers

Post by MadFurai » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:33 am

It looks like this change was made in 10.0.4 and it confused me. Please go back to the regular Google Search in 10.0.5.

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Re: 10.0.2 and search providers

Post by Cifer » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:35 am

I see that the custom search engine is also included in FMFirefoxCEESR-10.0.5-de.msi

Is it possible to change the search providers via gpo to default?
I´ve stopped the public deploying because the user are confused with the custom search engine.

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Re: 10.0.2 and search providers

Post by DraconPern » Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:57 am

sure can. You can do an admin install point and change firefox\searchplugins\google.xml to not submit the cx value. Just remove that <param line with the partner-pub id.
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Re: 10.0.2 and search providers

Post by Cifer » Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:49 am

Works with admin install point :)

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