Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 119521
Mozilla gets confused about search after applying the latest errata
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:01 EST
Description of problem:
After installing the errata release of mozilla the search button no
longer works correctly. Searches return a generic page at Netscape
instead of results from Google.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set your default search engine to Google.
2. Run up2date, get the latest Moz.
3. Type something into the location bar and click search.
A generic search page at Netscape.com
A page of results from Google.
Going into prefs and changing search engines to Netscape, searching
(and getting the generic page instead of results) then changing back
to Google again will fix the problem.
Same problem: Updated from mozilla-1.4.3-3.0.7 to mozilla-1.7.10-18.104.22.168
and the search engine was changed from "Google" to "Ask Jeeves". (I seem
to remember earlier updates converting my search from Google to Netscape, too.)
Also annoying: After saving the new search engine preference, a popup
appears telling the user it is necessary to shutdown, and restart the Mozilla
application for the preference change to take effect. The restart is *not*
required for this change.
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates,
which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are
encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version available. Therefore
closing this bug as obsolete.
If you experience this problem on the up-to-date system, please reopen this bug
with an additional information.