Error in setting default search engine in mozilla using webextensions

Bob Silverberg bsilverberg at mozilla.com
Tue Nov 7 12:56:03 UTC 2017


The docs are correct. It will only work on 57 and above. It's not possible
to do it on versions of Firefox less than 57.

On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 11:27 PM, Santhosh Raam <sandeey.13 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Bob,
>
> Thanks for your reply . I have included this code, but at that time also
> it is not working. Then i checked in developer document. In that they
> mentioned, is_default will be used only on firefox version 57. For version
> below 57, How to do that. Below i have included my code.
>
>
>   "chrome_settings_overrides": {
>     "search_provider": {
>       "name": "sample",
>       "search_url": "https://www.example.com/search?q={searchTerms}",
>       "favicon_url": "https://www.example.com/favicon/favicon.ico",
>       "is_default": true
>     }
>   }
>
> Thanks,
> Santhosh Ramanujam
>
> On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 3:00 AM, Bob Silverberg <bsilverberg at mozilla.com>
> wrote:
>
>> To set a search engine as the default you need to specify the is_default
>> property on the search_provider in your manifest.json file, similar to the
>> following:
>>
>>       "chrome_settings_overrides": {
>>         "search_provider": {
>>           "name": "DuckDuckGo",
>>           "search_url": "https://example.com/?q={searchTerms}",
>>           "is_default": true,
>>         },
>>       }
>>
>> If you have any trouble with this, please let us know exactly what the
>> problem is, and please provide a copy of the code from your extension's
>> manifest.json file.
>>
>> Bob
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 2:17 AM, Santhosh Raam <sandeey.13 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I have developed search extension using webextension api. Everything is
>>> working fine, like downloading extension and change search engine. But
>>> problem is not accepting as default search engine. After downloading , it
>>> should configured as default search engine. I don't have any idea how to do
>>> that. Will wait for reply.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Santhosh Ramanujam
>>>
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>>
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