Iceweasel does not allow adding searx.me as a search engine
Copying someone else's description of the bug, which matches mine:
So I am running iceweasel (libre/iceweasel-1:49.0.deb4-2) and the default search engine is set to searx.laquadrature.net. However, I would like to instead use searx.me as it is nicer to use.
When I try to install a search plugin for it via addons.mozilla.org however, I get the following error: 'Iceweasel could not install the search plugin from “https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/latest/searx-0-9-0/addon-713044-latest.xml?src=ss” because an engine with the same name already exists.'
Similarly, if I delete the search engine from 'One-click search engines' and visit searx.me, then use the search bar dropdown box to 'Add searx' I get the error: 'Iceweasel could not install the search plugin from “https://searx.me/opensearch.xml” because an engine with the same name already exists.'
I would presume both of these errors could be resolved by deleting the default search engine configuration in the profile directory but I can't find anywhere where it would be listed.
Updated by g4jc almost 4 years ago
- Status changed from open to not-a-bug
"Bug" is due to the website title being the same across Searx instances. In theory you can fix it by creating your own OpenSearch XML with a custom name, or using an addon such as "Add to Searchbar". In any case this appears to have been fixed by searx.me.