I'm on an old system currently and can't run 76 myself, but first guess would be:
perhaps the search engine is automatically your chosen default engine
Which one is that - Lucky google? What if you change it?
(the funny things is, am not quite sure where to set this in KM76, sorry... Try right-clicking the search button (little globe, this opens a menu) or use F2>Finding Websites (but the bottom field is another option, not the default engine)
Save a copy of the home page locally, edit it, open it in the browser again and set this copy as your new home page.
Howto: Right-click on the Home-button, it shows the config menu.
googling a bit for Firefox and about:home brings up this very interesting link:
Seems like a Mozilla dev is explaining all sorts of handy tricks how to edit default stuff hardcoded inside omni.ja, without actually needing to edit omni.ja itself!
One of the user questions is exactly yours too, how to customize about:home?
Now, it looks like there's no such trick to edit about:home as easily as the other stuff, but no prob. At least it reveals where to find the files, if you unzip omni.ja:
And there, its js-file confirms again my very first guess: the search engine is just your chosen default engine!
Its source code uses this pref: "kmeleon.general.searchEngine"
The quickest way to check this setting is to open about:config page and filter for "searchengine"
By the way, regardless of the about:home page, in KM there are several other ways to easily search stuff. For example:
click on the search button and input some text
Or select some text on a website and hit the search button
Or do the same and right-click the search button to use another engine
Or hit CTRL+G
Or use a separate searchbar, guess there's one in rodocops "Pro" build but not sure.
Anyway, most of us simply use the URLBAR as search bar
. The engine for this method can be chosen at the bottom of F2 > Finding Websites. If enabled, instead of hitting the search button, you can simply type into the urlbar and hit the Return key. The only little catch is, by default this only works if there's a blank between at least 2 words, otherwise KM thinks you want to open a site. To fix this, set a bookmark for your prefered search and give it a "nick" name, free choice, for example a "g" like google. Then whenever you type "g xyz" into the urlbar and hit Return, KM searches for xyz using the g-bookmark. You can also define several nicks for several engines, e.g. w for wikipedia, then type "w xyz" etc.
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 11/28/2017 11:14AM by siria.