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FS#68705 - [firefox] Include gnome shell search provider

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Vinay S Shastry (shastry) - Sunday, 22 November 2020, 04:24 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 10:39 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 8
Private No


Since version 78, Firefox includes a d-bus service for gnome shell search provider.
Please consider:
* Including firefox-search-provider.ini with firefox.
* Set user pref (false by default? so gnome users can opt-in easily).

Steps to enable:
* Copy firefox-search-provider.ini [1] to /usr/share/gnome-shell/search-providers/ .
* Set pref browser.gnome-search-provider.enabled to true in about:config.
* Restart firefox, gnome-shell.


Additional info:
* firefox 83.0-1
This task depends upon

Comment by Ícar N. S. (juxuanu) - Thursday, 25 March 2021, 19:03 GMT
Just as a comment, reading the bug tracker,
the pref seems to be


and not the one you mentioned.
Comment by Vinay S Shastry (shastry) - Sunday, 12 September 2021, 02:40 GMT Comment by mattia (nTia89) - Saturday, 12 March 2022, 14:03 GMT
Issue has been fixed upstream years ago. Can we close the issue here?
Comment by Sebastian Wiesner (lunaryorn) - Saturday, 12 March 2022, 17:59 GMT
I don't think this can be closed. Arch still doesn't package the search provider from upstream.
Comment by Chmykh Pavel (habit) - Friday, 30 December 2022, 18:49 GMT
I haven't widget.gnome-search-provider.enabled and browser.gnome-search-provider.enabled, any of them. Some tips how can it be enabled please?
Comment by Sebastian Wiesner (lunaryorn) - Friday, 30 December 2022, 19:23 GMT
You can just create the pref in about:config.

I added a short paragraph to the Wiki page to document this, see
Comment by Chmykh Pavel (habit) - Friday, 30 December 2022, 19:55 GMT
Thank you! Working only with Firefox opened tho.