[Bug 741049] [NEW] Search bar does not use localised Google

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Wed Mar 23 15:07:10 UTC 2011

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: firefox

I have installed Ubuntu 10.10, amd64 from a UK mirror and set the
locale, date&time, keyboard etc to UK/GB.

Firefox to respect locale settings.

What happened:
Firefox always used USA for search bar.

With the default install, FF 3.6 would always use "google.com" rather than "google.co.uk" from the search bar, I had to hack "google.xml" under "/usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins/en-GB" to correct this.

After upgrading to FF4 using stable PPA, all localisations seem to be
ignored, I had expected my previous modifications to be carried over.
Even setting all options under "about:config" to "en-GB" did not get the
search bar to use "google.co.uk" and I had to hack "google.xml" under
"/usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins/en-GB" and "/usr/lib/firefox-
addons/searchplugins/en-US" to get it to work.

** Affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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  Search bar does not use localised Google

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