Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 107394
GOOGLE is the default search engine but Mozilla still searches in Netscape search engine
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:32 EST
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Description of problem:
After installing Fedora Test 3, I tried to make a search in mozilla. And while
GOOGLE was configured as the defaut internet search engine, it used netscape
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Enter something in the URL bar
3.Click on search
Actual Results: If you've just installed Fedora, it uses Netscape search.
Expected Results: It should use GOOGLE.
After going to the preferences, I noticed that GOOGLE was actually already
configured as the default search engine. So I selected Netscape, then GOOGLE
and, this time, it used GOOGLE !
Was that with a fresh profile?
It was at the first launch of Mozilla on a freshly installed Fedora (not an
update). So, I guess it should be a fresh profile.
I've just created a new user and launched Mozilla. Now, the default internet
search engine in Netscape. And searching uses Netscape as expected. Changing to
Google works too.
So, 2 things:
- I think the default for new user should be Google instead of Netscape.
- I don't understand why on the previous user, I could see Google configured as
the default search engine while Netscape was used...
What is the default search engine in Mozilla on Fedora ?
It's supposed to be google. Looks like I missed a setting somewhere.
Just wanted to add that the bug is also in Mozilla-1.5
This bug appears to also have been introduced in the 1.4.2 redhat linux 9 updates
just issued. For an existing user/profile the currently set 'google' search preference
does not function after update. However, the workaround of temporarily setting it to
'netscape search' preference and then setting it back to google, as suggested above,
appears to fix the problem (at least on two x86 machines).
Is this a bug still around in Fedora Core 2? Doesn't seem to be
reproducible with one of the rawhide snapshots (mozilla-1.6-8) any
This bug re-appeared after upgrading from FC2 to rawhide, with
Now, clicking on the "search" button uses google, but, in the
preferences, "askjives" is selected...
Please note that FC1 and FC2 are no longer supported even by Fedora Legacy, and
that FC3 and FC4 are supported by Fedora Legacy only for security issues.
Please install a still supported version and retest. If this still occurs on
FC3 or FC4 and is a security issue, please reopen the bug and assign it to that
version and Fedora Legacy. If it still occurs on FC5, please reopen and assign
to the correct version.
mozilla was removed from FC6, although the seamonkey application suite,
available from Fedora Extras, is derived from it. Similar bugs may also be
present in firefox, so if the bug occurs with firefox in FC6, the bug should be
reassigned to FC6 and the firefox component.