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Read Me

                         A Recoll Firefox Extension

This project supports a Firefox extension that provides the capability to
include the web pages visited in the Firefox browser in the text search index of
the Recoll text search tool <>. These web
pages will then be returned as part of the results of searches performed with

Recoll <> is a desktop text search tool for
Linux created by Jean-Francois Dockčs. Recoll has, for some time now, supported
the use of a Firefox extension originally created for the Beagle desktop search
engine, taking over and consuming the output of that extension to index web
pages visited in Firefox. A problem arose when that Beagle extension stopped
working with the more recent releases of Firefox. Compounding that problem is
the fact that Beagle itself has disappeared from the web, leaving us without
support for its associated Firefox extension. This Recoll extension then is an
attempt to address these problems. It takes Toa Fei?s original Beagle extension
and updates it to work with Recoll and the latest Firefox browsers. It also
makes cosmetic changes to brand the extension as a Recoll-specific extension.


 1. If you already have the Beagle extension installed, go to the Tools->Add Ons
    page in Firefox and remove it.
 2. Install the recoll-firefox-extension XPI file by clicking the download
    link below. Firefox should prompt you to allow the installation of the
    extension after you click this button. If it does not do so, then simply
    download the XPI file to your computer and drag-n-drop it on the Add Ons
    page in Firefox (Tools->Add Ons). You will be required to restart Firefox in
    order to complete the installation of the Recoll extension.


 3. Add the line ?beaglequeuedir = /home//ME//.recollweb/ToIndex? (no trailing
    slash please) to your recoll.conf file: default location
    /home//ME//.recoll/recoll.conf. This is the directory where the extension
    will queue up web page content for indexing and recollindex needs to be told
    to look there for that. (Note that /home//ME/ refers to your home directory,
    whatever that may be. You should use that directory name here.)
 4. After restarting Firefox, please notice the Recoll indexing icon that
    appears in the Firefox status bar. Hover your mouse over the icon to see
    if automatic web page indexing is active. If automatic indexing is not
    active, click the icon to make it so. Right clicking the icon provides a
    menu that allows you to do on-demand indexing of web pages or to adjust the
    extension's properties. These same options are also available from the
    context menu when you right click in the middle of a web page.


There is no formal support for this code. I will provide "best-effort" support
in as far as my real life will allow. I use the discussion forum
<> and the bug tracking system
<> here on SourceForge for these
purposes. Please make use of them if you have problems or questions.


This code is licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL v3 license