Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#2218 closed defect (wontfix)

google search is "images search" on results

Reported by: nipsey Owned by: pde
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: HTTPS Everywhere/EFF-HTTPS Everywhere Version:
Severity: Keywords: google
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when i drag and drop search on firefox using the google search plug in the results are different if i use the HTTPS addon. Without it, i get the menu across the top that says " Web Images Videos Maps News Shopping Gmail more" where you can click on one of those options to change the search typle.

With is there is no menu across the top. As google seems to not include the "images search" across the left side bar i cant convert a web search to an image search and must re-query for images.

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comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by pde

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

This was a decision taken by google's engineers to not link from encrypted Web Search to other search types (like Image Search) that aren't available in encrypted form.  They made this decision thinking that the only people doing https:// searches would be those who manually added the "s", not people using Firefox extensions to encrypt every search.

I don't think it's HTTPS Everywhere's job to try to change every results page to undo that decision the Google Engineers made.  However, there is another Firefox extension called OptimizeGoogle where that might be a realistic feature request:

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