Mycroft Project Search Plugins not installing

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Kevin J. Macdonald

22 Jan, 2013 07:57 PM


I've "written" some search plugins using the Mycroft opensearch generator and installed them onto my friend's iBook G4 without any issue and they work fine. I came home and tried to install them into my TenFourFox on my (very early model) G5 and received this message:

"You will need a browser which supports OpenSearch to install this plugin."

So I quit TenFourFox and tried AuroraFox, thinking that maybe it was some sort of plug-in issue. Same response.

Both machines are running 10.5.8 and the latest versions of TenFourFox (for their respective CPU), AuroraFox, and TenFourBird.

What am I missing?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 23 Jan, 2013 01:59 AM

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    How did you "try to install it"?

    Also, what version of Firefox was on the iBook?

  2. 2 Posted by Mycroft Project on 15 Feb, 2013 07:59 PM

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    To see that message:
    (typeof window.external == "object") && ((typeof window.external.AddSearchProvider == "unknown") || (typeof window.external.AddSearchProvider == "function")) is evaluating as FALSE...

    Can you evaluate those typeof statements and let me know what you see.
    I suspect I could improve the test...

    (Separately I'm having some server trouble... hope to resolve soon)

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