Lucid changes to Firefox default search provider

Rick Spencer rick.spencer at
Fri Feb 5 18:22:25 GMT 2010

On Fri, 2010-02-05 at 19:16 +0100, petr bug wrote:
> On 5 February 2010 16:53, David A. Cobb <superbiskit at> wrote:
> >
> > Above all, never never compromise the principle that the user is the one to
> > say what her experience should look like -- no matter what marketing choices
> > Canonical gets involved in.
> In principle, user is in charge of ~1 million settings. Obviously user
> cannot set everything, distro or upstream has to decide a defaults.
> Why is this one an exception? Yahoo does searching, Google does
> searching. Some people prefer one, some the other, many do not care.
> The setting can be altered anyway on the usual place (Edit,
> Preferences, quite discoverable).
I agree with your point. To be totally clear, it's actually quite a bit
easier to change your default search provider. It's a simple matter of
pulling it from the drop down in the upper right of Firefox.


Cheers, rick

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