Localization-free IMDB Search Engine for Firefox

Localization-free IMDB Search Engine for Firefox

IMDB’s automatic language detection has bugged me since it was introduced (more than a year ago).

I do wonder what made them think of this, as I believe most users wouldn’t want to see the title of a foreign movie in their own language (movie title translations are so often misleading or plain wrong).

I’ve recently encountered a solution to skip the automatic language detection while browsing IMDB – by using akas.imdb.com instead of www.imdb.com, but unfortunately this does not work when using the integrated Firefox search engine (which searches automatically on the www domain).

So I modded the search engine to use the “akas” domain instead 🙂

Click here to install the modded search engine.

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