Issue 125499 - Cannot add internet search engine
Summary: Cannot add internet search engine
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 4.1.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Minor (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2014-08-25 01:05 UTC by Lewis Rosenthal
Modified: 2014-09-09 22:35 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description Lewis Rosenthal 2014-08-25 01:05:50 UTC
Fresh install of 4.1.1 on openSUSE 13.1 x64, KDE desktop. SeaMonkey is set as default browser. Pre-configured search engines work as expected from the hyperlink bar.

Adding a new search engine, even by copying/pasting from an existing one to a new one with a different name, fails to launch the browser, with the error:

OpenOffice could not find a web browser on your system. Please check your Desktop Preferences or install a web browser (for example, Mozilla) in the default location requested during the browser installation.

On Windows XP (32-bit), the error is different. Searching for "fruit" yields an error window with the search term as the title:

Windows could not find 'fruit'. Make sure you have typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.

I haven't looked at the code for this, but it appears that the error messages are coming from the OS, and that OpenOffice is trying to launch the search term as the program name of the browser.
Comment 1 Kay 2014-09-09 21:52:42 UTC
confirmed with 4.1.1 -- AOO411m6(Build:9775)  -  Rev. 1617669
2014-08-13 09:23 - Linux i686
Comment 2 Regina Henschel 2014-09-09 22:35:43 UTC
I can add a search engine in version 4.1.1 on Windows 7. Do you have considered bug 47839 and filled the 'prefix' field for the case 'exact'?

I have tried it with the entries and with Both work well with the search button of the hyperlink bar.

I use Seamonkey as browser.