Closed Bug 275327 Opened 15 years ago Closed 15 years ago
RFE: Ability to Delete Search Engines
Currently there is no way to delete search engines from the search bar from within Firefox. I propose that pressing [shift]+[del] while an engine on the drop-down list is selected should result in that engine being deleted (in the same way that a searched for phrase can be deleted). Also, I think there should be a "Remove search engines..." interface (accessible from the drop-down list) for doing this (for those who are not aware of the [shift]+[del] technique). (Ideally, it would be nice if there was a built-in search engine manager within Firefox for downloading & adding, removing, enabling and disabling individual search engines, but that is another bug for the future.) This is very important because (as I noted in bug 266227) the developers of Firefox have decided to add many SEs by default which many people wouldn't ever use (e.g.: the top two are exactly the same SE and two of them are for shopping sites) and it is very difficult for users currently to replace them with SEs that are more appropriate to themselves. (BTW, is their a bug to discuss which SEs should be included by default?)
(In reply to comment #0) > but that is another bug for the future Actually, that's this same bug from the past: bug 232272 in general, bug 232272 comment 12 in particular. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 232272 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
I searched all comments for various phrases as I thought someone must have submitted it (I meant to over a year ago) and it didn't come up with anything unofortunately. Anyway, I agree this is a sort of duplicate. However, maybe this bug should be kept to seperate off the "ability to delete search engines" (which is a bug that needs fixing ASAP) from the more general long-term "Better management of search engines for toolbar over the current add new engines system" (summary of bug 23227). I don't know.
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