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Bug 5591 - Search preference to use Google, Yahoo!, etc.
Search preference to use Google, Yahoo!, etc.
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Search (Other open bugs)
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: Lowest enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 6637 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2006-04-16 05:57 UTC by Mark Ryan
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Mark Ryan 2006-04-16 05:57:30 UTC
Some people have been complaining about the poor quality of the MediaWiki internal 
search on Wikipedia, and say they prefer to use Google. It would be handy if there 
were a user preference that allows people to choose between using Google, Yahoo or 
the internal wiki search when they use the search box at the left.
Comment 1 folajimi 2006-05-03 13:26:24 UTC
There is an alternate interface that appears periodically when the MISER
(MediaWiki Internal Search Engine Routine) is out to lunch; it allows users to
issue queries for articles within Wikipedia via search engines from Google and
Yahoo. Could this be made available as an option for users who prefer the
'Yahoogle' interface? I would like to have this as a default.
Comment 2 simonell 2006-07-30 18:07:35 UTC
*** Bug 6637 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Rob Church 2007-01-15 10:01:47 UTC
Searching has been fixed up somewhat since this was filed. I don't see a huge
point in adding another user preference when all you have to do is actually
visit the search engine you'd like to use, and...use it.

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