User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130 I use an English version of Mozilla and if I want to search the Web I expect that by clicking on the Search button I will be taken to google.com. However I am automatically kicked into google.fr that I do NOT WANT -- if I were to want it I could type it in myself, I am not a f*** newbie. . Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3.
Can you please describe more detail with how to reproduce the problem? thanks!
The problem seems to be google.com and Mozilla Preferences. In Mozilla Preferences you can select Google as one of some search machines to choose from. You can´t specify which google you want to use, so I suppose, www.google.com is called. If I´m typing www.google.com manually into the location bar, I´m redirected to www.google.de, doesn´t matter if I have multiple languages specified in my browser, or only english. This is a relocation done by google, based on the location where you are coming from (IP from your provider?). To use another google, I´ve got to type the exact URL, i.e. http://www.google.com/intl/en/ There is no UI for the localization of the search machine, or to block the automatic localization done by google.com.
So when you type www.google.com in URL bar, choose English as UI and search engine through their Preferences, doesn't this fix your problem?
I agree that this sort of localization could be done using www.google.fr Préférences, or www.google.de Einstellungen, so you don´t need to touch Mozillas preferences besides allowing a permanent cookie from google. I don´t mind using google as it is, and if I really wanted to, I could customize it using googles interface. Must be a nightmare writing this function in mozilla, considering that there are a lot of language packs, and users preferring their own or another language, or often changing language.
Invalid. It's Google that does the redirect, based on your ip-address, /not/ on your preferred language. I have 3 offices : in Belgium, France and Germany. Even when I go to www.google.come, I will *always* end up in google.be, google.fr or google.de, depending where I am. Google is using your preferred language where possible : it will select Dutch when I'm logging on google.be, but that's not possible on google.fr (it will slect French, a lower priority choice) or google.de (it will select English). If you prefer to go to the english language site, you can click on the english link at the bottom of www.google.fr (points to http://www.google.com/en). That will set a cookie, and you will always be redirected to the site of your choice.
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