Search engines local folder

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Search engines local folder

Post by exo77 » 2016-03-02, 15:28

I'm trying to find a way to put my XML search engines into portable Pale Moon but I can't figure it out.

I've found the directory:
Pale Moon Portable\Bin\Palemoon\browser\searchplugins

but when I add custom *.xml files into that folder the browser don't see them. I tried to do it the other way, by adding a searchengine by browser directly from a website and looking where it pop on HDD. No luck, addes search engines do not pop under that directory or enywehere ealse insite Pale Moon portable directory (and yet there are visable in browser search bar).

Please don't as me why I try do it by copying. There's no other way to do it becouse those XML files are custom made and don't exist anywhere online.

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Re: Search engines local folder

Post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2016-03-02, 16:47

You will want to put them into the active profile version of that folder.
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Re: Search engines local folder

Post by exo77 » 2016-03-02, 17:23

I've synced those two directories:


All my search engines are in both folders. But still only the original's are visable.

// edit

Ok, I deleted all files from those two directories. Restarted browser. Then I put all 12 search engines I use and restarted Pale Moin. It worked. They show up.


Re: Search engines local folder

Post by llomm » 2016-03-02, 17:52


Delete this files in Profile folder and try again:

Search Engines may be located in [profile]\searchplugins and/or [palemoon]\browser\searchplugins. Both are working.

Also may be you have incorrect xml.

I recommend to use add to searchbar and then you can edit / add additional parametres.