create custom search plugin for Startpage

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create custom search plugin for Startpage

Unread postby 50addons » Sat, 08 Sep 2018, 20:23

I downloaded the Startpage search plugin and I would like to customize the parameters as per Startpage settings. Prefereably, I would like to edit the downloaded search plugin xml file but I cannot find a reference for Startpage search parameters.

The Install Custom Plugin button on Startpage settings doesn't do anything in Pale Moon 28.0. In any case, I want to get hold of the xml file, not just an automatic upload into search.json.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: create custom search plugin for Startpage

Unread postby New Tobin Paradigm » Sat, 08 Sep 2018, 20:27

Look in your profile directory under the searchplugins directory. With Pale Moon completely exited, of course.

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Re: create custom search plugin for Startpage

Unread postby 50addons » Sat, 08 Sep 2018, 20:39

New Tobin Paradigm wrote:Look in your profile directory under the searchplugins directory.

I know where the files are. I have created lots of custom search plugins since before Firefox invented search.json.

What I can't find is a list of parameters/values equivalent to the Startpage settings interface.
I just thought whoever uploaded the search plugin for Pale Moon must have had this information.

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Re: create custom search plugin for Startpage

Unread postby Moonchild » Sun, 09 Sep 2018, 06:17

I think you should ask the startpage people about this. It's their search engine, after all! ;)
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Re: create custom search plugin for Startpage

Unread postby tooshorttoolong » Sun, 09 Sep 2018, 09:20

This seems to work, at least with PM 27:
- Go to the startpage settings
- Click the button to clear the settings (at the bottom of the page)
- Set everything as you wish
- Click generate URL
- Open that URL
- Select "Add Start Page…" from the search engines menu.
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Re: create custom search plugin for Startpage

Unread postby Doelli » Sun, 09 Sep 2018, 21:05

The Solution is quite simple :D

Install the AddOn "Add to Search Bar" and save your Settings on StartPage.
After that you can simply add StartPage with your personal Settings into the Search Engines.

I know "Add to Search Bar"can not be installed in PM via Firefox Addon-Sites.
You have to customize the install.rdf
Last edited by Doelli on Mon, 10 Sep 2018, 08:26, edited 6 times in total.


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