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Support "easy add" of search engine

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

www.mozilla.org
General
RESOLVED WONTFIX
3 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: hwine, Unassigned)

Tracking

Production

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [kb=1738820] )

(Reporter)

Description

3 years ago
www.mozilla.org offers a powerful search feature, which finds content across all (or most of) the mozilla web properties. Super!

However, there is no easy way to add that search as a "search engine".

For example, if you go to https://wiki.mozilla.org/ you will notice a green "+" imposed atop the search magnifying glass. Clicking that gives one the option to install a focused search on wiki.m.o as a search option.

Note that you can add the search as a bookmark, but the user experience of going there is not as nice as with the "search engine" feature.
Hi Hal-

Thanks for filing.  I think this is actually a Firefox product bug vs a www.mozilla.org bug since the green + you are seeing is in the Firefox browser product.

Feel free to ping me if you have any additional questions.

Thx,
Jen
Component: General → Search
Product: www.mozilla.org → Firefox
Version: Production → unspecified
(In reply to Jennifer Bertsch [:jbertsch] from comment #1)
> I think this is actually a Firefox product bug vs a
> www.mozilla.org bug since the green + you are seeing is in the Firefox
> browser product.

This needs to be implemented by each page that wants to offer this functionality. We use the OpenSearch standard for this. Documentation on what the site would need to do is at https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/Creating_OpenSearch_plugins_for_Firefox#Autodiscovery_of_search_plugins
Component: Search → General
Product: Firefox → www.mozilla.org
Version: unspecified → Production

Updated

3 years ago
Whiteboard: [kb=1738820]
We have removed the old Tabzilla navigation and the search bar is gone. (I'm personally against it though.) Resolving this as WONTFIX accordingly.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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