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Change the search engine in Chimera Web Browsers
I like to use Google to do my web searches, but never read anything about how to change it in Chimera. It is surprisingly simple.

In the Finder, open Navigator.app (control-click and "Show Package Contents") and then navigate to Contents -> Resources -> WebsiteDefaults.strings and open it in your favorite pure text editor (I use BBEdit). Change SearchPageDefault = "http://www.dmoz.org"; to whatever search page you would like to use.

Now, when you click on the search button, it will go to that page. Now you have yet another reason to use Chimera!
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Mozilla is bigger and better!
Authored by: metiure on Jul 29, '02 10:19:26AM

Well, i don\'t use Chimera (only tried it once, though i was impressed), i mainly use Mozilla 1.0
In Mozilla there\'s a better way to define the search engine. I think i already saw this tip here at MacOSXHints, but it never hurts.

If you want to define Google as your default search engine in Mozilla, just enter this in the 'user.js' preferences file:

user_pref("keyword.URL","http://www.google.com/search?q=");

From then on, all you have to do is to type your keywords directly in the navigation toolbar, whatever page you are on. Once you type your keywords and press the \'Enter\' key, Google opens directly in the same window (or tab) with a list of matching pages!

Now here is another reason to use Mozilla!

PS.Don\'t know if this works for Chimera, could be if Chimera has some kind of user preferences file. Just verify in the Chimera folder.



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Mozilla is bigger and better!
Authored by: zedwards on Jul 29, '02 01:49:49PM

OR, if you prefer the GUI way, you could open up your preferences and select google in Navigator>Search Preferences! :)



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Mozilla is bigger and better!
Authored by: gvitale on Jul 30, '02 08:26:20AM

Where did you get the version of Navigator that has that option in the Prefs pannel?
Please, I'd love to know...



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