User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040911 Firefox/0.10 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040911 Firefox/0.10 Although having installable search engines is a great idea, there is currently no way for the average user to uninstall them. The only method I could find was: http://kb.mozillazine.org/index.phtml?title=Firefox_:_FAQs_:_Uninstall_Search_Plugins ... which is not particularly user-friendly. Considering that uninstalling engines is probably quite quite common (when I've installed Google UK the main Google engine plugin will be useless and potentially confusing), I think it would be helpful to add a 'Delete Engines...' to the drop-down that appears in the search box on the toolbar. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3. This might well depend on bug #259060 being resolved first.
It would also help, I think, if the drop-down list of search engines could be sorted by name. Currently they seem to be in install order, which is pretty meaningless.
My mistake: it appears the list of search plugins is re-sorted on load. This is not ideal, but better than no sorting. I think my comments about uninstalling are still valid, however.
yes, this is a problem especially to users who cannot access /firefox/searchplugins/, who can add but not remove searchplugins though almost all users can currently locate their /firefox/searchplugins/ directory to remove plugins, once they are relocated to the profile directory, many more non-geek users will not be able to remove search plugins. i'd recommend using shift delete in the drop-down menu (like in autocomplete) to remove plugins, but requiring confirmation to remove (as confirmation is required to add). i'd use add/remove when describing searchplugins rather than install/uninstall, because they're so ridiculously easy to handle.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 232272 ***