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    Hi

    I bought a US Touchpad an would like the default Google search to be google.co.uk

    Is there anyway of changing this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by themartian View Post
    Hi

    I bought a US Touchpad an would like the default Google search to be google.co.uk

    Is there anyway of changing this?
    Go to google.co.uk, see if you get prompted to add it as a search engine. Then go to the settings tab, tap Just Type, and edit your default search.
  3.    #3  
    No luck - is it possible to wipe the device and install UK/Euro firmware?
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    Well, I'm not endorsing the following method, but maybe you can be the one to blaze a new trail.

    The search list is a file named UniversalSearchList.json located in /usr/palm/universalsearchmgr/resources/en_us/

    There is also a en_gb (which I thought would be for Great Britain), but the default search is still google.com. Maybe initially try putting a copy of that one in the en_us folder.

    Anyway, it looks like you could just edit the string for google or add another block, should be fairly simple.

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    Didn't seem to work - even after a restart
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    Its not just the US versions, I have a UK version and "Just Type" also defaults to Google USA. I have tried a number of things including forcing the Touchpad to add Google UK to the search engine list. But on execution it still defaults to the USA.
    I gave up and would be very interested to find a solution.
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    I'm stuck - anyone have any ideas?
  8. #8  
    you need to find the opensearch entry for google uk
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    I have secure search working for both just type and browser.

    see opensearch.webos-internals.org for first.
    install secure search app for second
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    Install the WebOS SDK (untick the SDK, leaving only the PDK and tools) on your PC (https://developer.palm.com/content/r..._download.html)

    Put TouchPad into developer mode, and connect to the PC with USB
    (type the following into just-type box: webos20090606)

    DO NOT SET A DEVELOPER MODE PASSWORD (trust me, it took me 2 hours to remove it)

    Test the connection in a command prompt
    plink -P 10022 -pw "" root@localhost echo hello

    should result in 'hello' being displayed again

    in a command prompt on the PC run 'pdk-device-install install'

    use Nova-Browser (from the PDK icons)

    Get the UniversalSearchList.json file in
    /usr/palm/universalsearchmgr/resources/<lang>/
    Replace all google.com entries for google.co.uk
    Then Add the file back to the device

    You can also Remove rubbish search plugins from:
    /var/palm/data/universalsearchmgr/searchplugins/

    Then....
    Delete /var/luna/preferences/universalsearchprefs.db

    Reboot the TouchPad

    It has just worked for me
    Last edited by danielevans; 09/17/2011 at 06:15 AM.
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    any easier method
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    Quote Originally Posted by smell View Post
    any easier method
    Not that I could find! or surprisingly I would have done it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielevans View Post

    It has just worked for me
    Thankyou, worked for me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielevans View Post
    Not that I could find! or surprisingly I would have done it!
    Lol.

    I'm with "smell" tho, thats beyond my technical prowess. If anyone finds another way to do it I would be grateful if they shared ! Thanks anyway to danielevans.
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    I used Internalz Pro to edit the en_gb file but even after restarting it didn't work, any ideas why? Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielevans View Post
    Install the WebOS SDK (untick the SDK, leaving only the PDK and tools) on your PC (https://developer.palm.com/content/r..._download.html)

    Put TouchPad into developer mode, and connect to the PC with USB
    (type the following into just-type box: webos20090606)

    DO NOT SET A DEVELOPER MODE PASSWORD (trust me, it took me 2 hours to remove it)

    Test the connection in a command prompt
    plink -P 10022 -pw "" root@localhost echo hello

    should result in 'hello' being displayed again

    in a command prompt on the PC run 'pdk-device-install install'

    use Nova-Browser (from the PDK icons)

    Get the UniversalSearchList.json file in
    /usr/palm/universalsearchmgr/resources/<lang>/
    Replace all google.com entries for google.co.uk
    Then Add the file back to the device

    You can also Remove rubbish search plugins from:
    /var/palm/data/universalsearchmgr/searchplugins/

    Then....
    Delete /var/luna/preferences/universalsearchprefs.db

    Reboot the TouchPad

    It has just worked for me
    Excellent tip. Worked a treat for me although for some reason I had to install SDK to get my PC to locate the PDK. As a result there was some initial head scratching. However, this has solved the only real niggle on the touchpad for me. Many thanks!
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    Got it working I kept missing out the part where it said to Delete /var/luna/preferences/universalsearchprefs.db

    Now working fine! So easy to do using Internalz!
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    Quote Originally Posted by danbailey007 View Post
    Got it working I kept missing out the part where it said to Delete /var/luna/preferences/universalsearchprefs.db

    Now working fine! So easy to do using Internalz!
    Great post,
    I have wanted to do this for ages
    Used Internalz to modify UniversalSearchList.json and delete universalsearchprefs.db
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    how do I edit the file? I found them using internalz but can't do anything to them.
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    Nice find danielevans, but this only works for Universal Search, not for the browser.. any ideas on that?
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