One mild inconvenience while using Linux Mint is the default Google search in Firefox search bar. The plain ol’ google search is reformatted, and wrapped within a Linux Mint flavoured wrapper. Its not the end of the world – you can always go to google.com and then search the same word or phrase. However, many people have gotten into the habit of performing their search using the search bar on top left corner within Firefox. Getting a Linux Mint wrapper around just doesn’t look right.
Someone figured out that the google.xml file used in the search plugin was modified in the Mint distribution to create give the modified results. In order to get the original google results, just type in the following command lines:
cd /usr/share/linuxmint/common/artwork/firefox/ sudo wget http://mxr.mozilla.org/firefox/source/browser/locales/en-US/searchplugins/google.xml?raw=1 -O google.xml.fixed sudo mv google.xml google.xml.orig sudo mv google.xml.fixed google.xml sudo cp google.xml /usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins/en-US/google.xml
Restarting Firefox (maybe a few times) is required to get the google results in the plain old familiar format.
The above code was obtained from: Change Back Google Search in Linux Mint