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Use Google Mac to restrict search results to Mac only Internet
If you're as big a Google fan as I am, you can go to http://www.google.com/mac and your results will only be Macintosh related. Now there's no need to specify mac or macintosh in the query/input line.

[Editor's note: Google Mac has been listed here on the links page for a while, but I thought it was worth a mention in a hint -- you can eliminate many excess results if you're looking for Mac-specific information by using Google Mac.]
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Use Google Mac to restrict search results to Mac only
Authored by: Miga on Dec 12, '02 05:09:17PM

And for the Unix side of Mac:

http://www.google.com/bsd

All special Google searches are listed at:

http://www.google.com/options/specialsearches.html



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why type all that?
Authored by: Much on Dec 16, '02 08:47:49PM

the address googlemac (or rather, http://www.googlemac.com) redirects to the www.google.com/mac search field.



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Apply in Safari?
Authored by: EW Fedosky on Jan 28, '03 01:25:14PM

Does anyone know how this restriction might be applied using Safari's Google search field?



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Apply in Safari?
Authored by: sardu_mac on Jan 29, '03 08:23:46AM
You'd probably have to edit the binary unless there's a hidden API to do it. The 'strings' command will show the hard-coded data in the Safari binary: strings /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari | grep -i google Turns up 2 urls: http://%@.google.com/%@?q=%@&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 http://%@.google.com/%@ If there are a lot of NULs after those strings you might be able to change the URL with a hex editor and not wreck the binary.

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Apply in Safari?
Authored by: sardu_mac on Jan 29, '03 08:26:41AM

Correction...

%@ is an Obj-C placeholder, and the second one in the first URL is where the various /mac, /bsd, etc... specifiers go, so Apple might have this planned (or implemented) already.



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