Startpage or Whoogle as a default search engine in Firefox

It's pretty annoying to see google, bing and yandex as my default search engines on the fresh installation, and these two engines are both privacy-aware and user-friendly. I would enjoy seeing them every time when I replace them with searx.

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Thats a pretty good suggestion! Afaik Firefox doesnt allow setting this easily by default however shipping the startpage addon might do the trick?

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i have startpage as default search enging with add-on
and New Tab Override when i open a new tab there is searx
and only the startpage from firefox can change to every side you wish in settings

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bitte nicht zu laut lachen ^^
aber das ist einfach zu einfach

1.visit the site you want to add as search engine
2. click the 3 horizontal dots button on the address bar/search bar and there u will find the option to add as search engine
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thatz all

ich hab es selbst ausprobiert klappte nicht mit meinem ersten searx server weil vielleicht onion benutzt aber der 2te funktionierte

viel spaß

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please don't laugh too loud ^^
but this is just too easy

1.visit the site you want to add as search engine
2. click the 3 horizontal dots button on the address bar/search bar and there u will find the option to add as search engine
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thatz all

i tried it myself it didn't work with my first searx server because maybe onion is used but the 2nd one worked

have fun

your nickschecka

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We could cince GNU icecat is shipping instead of firefox in next release so maybe then we could.

I ran the terminal commands for whoogle via manual install. It works. When I exit terminal, whoogle no longer functions. I know that using whoogle with the manual install method requires terminal to continue running in the background.

After I had whoogle open on Firefox, I added it as a search engine.

Do I have to enter these manual setup terminal commands every time I want to use whoogle?

Also, the address bar has a lock icon that says site is not secure. Is this normal?

Thank you,

The one from its Github? This requires to create & enable a systemd service for constant service.
You can just install whoogle-git and be done with it :smiley:

As its running on localhost we dont need HTTPs

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Oh okay, thanks. Ill do that. :+1:

Yes, It was from github.

It is in use now. Thanks for suggestion