Error in setting default search engine in mozilla using webextensions

Santhosh Raam sandeey.13 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 7 12:59:31 UTC 2017


Thanks for your reply. But if I check in other search engines , they are
making search engine as default for Firefox below 57. Is their any other
method is their.

On 07-Nov-2017 6:26 pm, "Bob Silverberg" <bsilverberg at mozilla.com> wrote:

> 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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