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clicking on search kikcs me into google.fr without my asking for this




15 years ago
15 years ago


(Reporter: chenjen, Assigned: smontagu)


Mac System 9.x

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15 years ago
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:

Comment 1

15 years ago
Can you please describe more detail with how to reproduce the problem? thanks!

Comment 2

15 years ago
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.

There is no UI for the localization of the search machine, or to block the
automatic localization done by google.com.

Comment 3

15 years ago
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? 

Comment 4

15 years ago
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.

Comment 5

15 years ago

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.
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 6

15 years ago
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