[Bug 77452] Deskbar-Applet instructions for enabling Google live search are out of date

no_treble no_treble at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 29 22:05:35 GMT 2006


Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: deskbar-applet

Using Ubuntu Dapper.

The deskbar-applet's instructions on activating Google live search are incorrect.  The instructions below were obtained by doing the following:  Right-click on Deskbar's magifying glass, choose Preferences, scroll down and highlight "Google Search", Click "More".
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Setting Up Google Live

You need a Google account to use Google Live.  To get one, go to
http://api.google.com/

When you have created your account, you should recieve a Google API key
by mail.  Place this key in the file

~/.gnome2/deskbar-applet/Google.key

If you do not receive an API key (or you have lost it) in your account
verification mail, then go to www.google.com/accounts and log in.  Go to
api.google.com, click "Create Account" and enter your e-mail address and
password.  Your API key will be re-sent.

Now download the developers kit and extract the GoogleSearch.wsdl file
from it.  Copy this file to

~/.gnome2/deskbar-applet/GoogleSearch.wsdl
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Suggested changes to instructions based on how I found what I needed to
get the Google live search working:


You need a Google account to use Google Live.  To get one, go to http://www.google.com/accounts.

When you have created your account, go to
http://code.google.com/apis/base/signup.html to sign up for the Google
API key.  For the question, "For what kind of applications do you need a
key?", Choose "Installed Applications".

After clicking "Sign me up" you should be redirected to a page
displaying your Google API key.  Place this key in the file:

~/.gnome2/deskbar-applet/Google.key

Now download the GoogleSearch.wsdl file with wget:  
wget http://api.google.com/GoogleSearch.wsdl   Or point your browser to http://api.google.com/GoogleSearch.wsdl then right-click on the page and choose "Save Page As..."

Save this file to:

~/.gnome2/deskbar-applet/GoogleSearch.wsdl

** Affects: deskbar-applet (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Confirmed

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Deskbar-Applet instructions for enabling Google live search are out of date
https://launchpad.net/bugs/77452



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