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2018d

Google pays Mozilla to be default on Firefox. They are currently in a 3 year contract for it. In fact, this is a major source of income for Firefox and not having this deal would cripple Firefox.

ufra
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18d

While completely understanding that an email client is orders of magnitude less than a browser resource wise and is not going head to head with a chrome monster, could you get 150M from a group of not google customers, move it into MZLA and operate firefox at 100x the cost of Thunderbird?

The entire Thunderbird project moved from being a part of Mozilla Foundation, which it was a part of since 2017, to the newly founded MZLA Technologies Corporation.

On the spending side, expenses amounted to $1.55 million US Dollars in 2020. Most of the money was spent on personnel, more than 82% …

The Thunderbird team consists of 15 people currently, the majority are engineers …

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/22/thunderbird-financial-report-2020-shows-strong-year-to-year-growth/

@avalos
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18d

Because it’s not yet a very mature and well-known project and there are a lot of different instances ran by different people that get frequently slow and CAPTCHA’ed by search engines when a lot of people use them. searx.me used to be the flagship instance, but it was shut down and replaced with a portal to other instances.

Developers encourage private self-hosting for these reasons, as well as to not have to trust other parties with your data. SearX still strips personal data anyway, and you could run it over Tor so you stay anonymous.

@uipitino
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I would suggest you to check out Librewolf https://librewolf-community.gitlab.io/

@dwzero
318d

Is there even a way to get ff to recognize a searx instance as a search engine for the search bar? I couldn’t figure it out, so I just set one as a home page.

If you go to a searx instance and click on the 3 dots near your extensions on the right of the screen in the URL bar, there should be an option to add it as a search engine

@gabor
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17d

That didn’t work for me, searx homepage would open but it would not run the query. This is how I solved it:

~ about:config

browser.urlbar.update2.engineAliasRefresh = true

~ about:preferences#search - Add

engine name = searx

engine URL = https://<searx-instance-baseurl>/search?q=%s

engine alias = @s

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Adda
218d

That looks actually really nice too. I knew this exists, but never got to look into it, to be honest. It might be the right time now, I suppose.

Metawish
318d

It was recognized at one point but then ff updated and removed that function. Worst day

Adda
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18d

As far as I know, you have to use something like Add custom search engine extension. I am using SearX this way as a default search engine, and it works flawlessly.

Not necessary with SearX supporting OpenSearch. See @avalos@lemmy.ml’s comment below.

@avalos
418d

SearX supports OpenSearch, so if you enter the SearX instance, you can click the “Add SearX to search engines” (or something) button in the menu. You don’t need an extension.

Adda
118d

That is entirely new to me. I read a bit about OpenSearch, but didn’t realize how it can be used. Thanks for the information.

samuraikid
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18d

Google pays ff to use google shit has main search provider, use duckduckgo

@uipitino
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12d

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samuraikid
118d

Linux?

@uipitino
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samuraikid
118d

ah ok. On some linux distros duckduckgo is the default one on ff, on android it’s google you need to change it on definitions

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