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Topic: mate-menu privacy issue

https://www.hyperbola.info/packages/com … mate-menu/

mate-menu can forward your search into web browser but uses nonprivacy search engine suffix eg google by default

the feature can be accesed in the bottom search icon next to searchbox

2 (edited by throgh Yesterday 21:38:20)

Re: mate-menu privacy issue

Thanks for the remark: The package and its source-code was moved to Github.
To recreate a real libre package there is only the AUR left where the package resides for now - it was removed from the community-repository in 2019 following the log. The concurrent problem seems to be into the file applications.py where Google is embedded onto hardcoding.

If there is interest I can tryou to recreate either the original or a newer version within the next days, removing the call towards Google. The question is: What alternative? Duck-Duck-Go is not really better general speaking. And searx got the same problem as others: Being dependant onto proprietary services, which lockout external access at any time. Instagram or YouTube doing this for Invidious and Bibliogram. In the end there is the question also of this package being helpful in general!

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!

3 (edited by dikasp2 Today 05:46:59)

Re: mate-menu privacy issue

actually i have succesfully patch it with duckduckgo and post this soon, but the thing left is im still learning using git so its take more time pushing changes and update lately... sorry to made you going trough this issue @throgh tongue

im eager to made it into another search engine, just let me know what is the best option, or best yet: just strip this feature out the package, peole use web browser anyway. regarding usefulness i bet many mate fans out there really love this package smile ,i see some on post desktop forum entry
https://github.com/dikasetyaprayogi/dpcog/blob/master/mate-menu-privacy-issue-fix-thumb.png?raw=true

this is my complete patch summary

/usr/share/mate-menu/icons/search_engines/ : replaced google.ico with duckduckgo.ico
/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mate_menu/plugins/applications.py : replaced Google, google, google.com, and google.ico, lines in the code with DuckDuckGo, duckduckgo, duckduckgo.com, and duckduckgo.ico
/usr/share/mate-menu/plugins/applications.py : replaced Google, google, google.com, and google.ico, lines in the code with DuckDuckGo, duckduckgo, duckduckgo.com, and duckduckgo.ico
/usr/share/mate-menu/applications.list : replaced firefox.desktop, and thunderbird.desktop ines in the code with iceweasel-uxp.desktop, and icedove-uxp.desktop

ensure all those things are all properly fixed, one lines wrong and it will render mate-menu unstartable

4 (edited by aloniv Today 04:53:39)

Re: mate-menu privacy issue

What's the problem with pidgin.desktop? It's the first time I learned mate-menu has a web browser search (I never used it). Another option is to use brisk-menu (from AUR).

5 (edited by dikasp2 Today 05:48:43)

Re: mate-menu privacy issue

some paste typos though, nothing wrong with hyperbola version of pidgin

im updated the patch, thanks for the info

the package is a plugin of mate panel, so i think one version would still be usable for very long time reducing the maintenance effort

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Re: mate-menu privacy issue

But your patch is related to a package without any sources for now to reconstruct it for another building. I think it is better having a complete buildout possible. I'll have a look to create the PKGBUILD!

Human being in favor with clear principles and so also for freedom in soft- and hardware!

Certainly anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices: For a life of every being full with peace and kindness, including diversity and freedom. Capitalism is destroying our minds, the planet itself and the universe in the end!