[SOLVED] Delete Search Plugin

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ron_1
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[SOLVED] Delete Search Plugin

Unread post by ron_1 » 2015-03-23, 16:45

I'd like to permately delete the search plugin for Twitter. I've always done this in Windows (I know, Linux isn't Windows :) ). However, with Linux Mint the option to delete the xml file is grayed out. I know I can simply remove Twitter from the drop down list in the search bar, and have already done that, but I would like to remove the actual file also as I have no use for it. Anyone know how I can do that?

[Would questions like this be better put in the Mint forums?]
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SvenG

Re: Delete Search Plugin

Unread post by SvenG » 2015-03-23, 17:12

You mean the xml file in /opt/palemoon/browser/searchplugins? You need root access
sudo rm /opt/palemoon/browser/searchplugins/twitter.xml
as a normal user you don't have the right to change anything in opt (or any other folder that is not /home/<your user name>)

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Re: Delete Search Plugin

Unread post by ron_1 » 2015-03-23, 17:17

Is that a terminal command?

[Still learning . . . . :) ]

SvenG

Re: Delete Search Plugin

Unread post by SvenG » 2015-03-23, 17:23

helloimustbegoing wrote:Is that a terminal command?

[Still learning . . . . :) ]
Yes. rm is the command to delete/unlink a file, sudo is to the command for elevated rights, you will be asked for the root password before the command is executed. You can also start your file manager as root, it was mint xfce? Should be Thunar than, the modern command would be
pkexec thunar
if that doesn't work you could try
gksudo thunar
if none of these works, you might have to install the gksu package.

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Re: Delete Search Plugin

Unread post by ron_1 » 2015-03-23, 17:30

Thanks SvenG.

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