No option to add search engine via page action or search bar for built-in search engines that were previously removed

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defect
P3
normal
3 years ago
Last month

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(Reporter: designakt, Unassigned)

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(Whiteboard: [fxsearch])

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Navigated to google.com and looked for 'Add "Google"' in the search field drop-down, but this was not available.

Comment 1

3 years ago
Hi Markus, how did you remove google search engine?  just from the preferences - which makes not show up in the search field drop down until re-enabled?  if you re-enable in preferences - does it show back up?
Flags: needinfo?(mjaritz)
Priority: -- → P3
Whiteboard: [fxsearch]
Yes, I removed it from the list of one-click search engines in about:preferences#search
And as I have other search engines added, I can not just click restore to get google back. So I went to google.com in the hope that I can add it via the 'Add "Google"' in the search field drop-down, but this was not available.
I also tried "Add more search engines..." in about:preferences#search which redirects to AMO and provides a list of search engines where 3 say they are google, with the first having a 1-star rating and being experimental, the second being some modification, and the 3rd being "encrypted". So non looked like the "normal" Google I just had in Firefox before.
(see attachment for my quest to get back a default search engine without a full reset)
Flags: needinfo?(mjaritz)

Comment 3

5 months ago

STR:

  1. Remove built-in Wikipedia search engine in about:preferences#search.
  2. Visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
  3. Click ... page action icon in location bar.

Expected:
Menu item "Add Search Engine".

Actual:
No menu item appears.

Same problem occurs for other built-in search engines; Google, DuckDuckGo, Bing, Twitter and eBay. Amazon is unaffected. When a search engine is already installed there is no option to add it so it might be confused by the engine being built-in.

Have to "Restore Default Search Engines" to get back removed built-in search engines. This does not remove user-added engines (Bug 1126435) but the user might not know this.

Summary: Can't add google to list of search engines after accidentally removing it → No option to add search engine via page action or search bar for built-in search engines that were previously removed
Duplicate of this bug: 1552178
See Also: → 1106924
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