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Web browser default search setting gone in 10.2.3 System
With the Mac OS X 10.2.3 update, the ability to change the default search page on all web browsers seems to have disappeared. In System Preferences -> Internet -> Web, there used to be a setting to change both the default home page, and the default search. The search is gone; Apple is overidding it with their Excite.com web-search.

[Editor's note: I hadn't noticed this until reading this hint ... that's probably because I never used this setting and wasn't really sure what it was supposed to do (I do all my searching with a Google assistant or directly in the browser). I wonder if it might be possible to paste the "key" setting from a prior version into the plist file to restore the functionality...]
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Authored by: gospodin_david on Jan 06, '03 11:17:19AM

I wrote this in response to an earlier, related topic. It applies here.

If, like me, you don't have OS 9 installed (non-preemptive multitasking, EWW!) you can just modify the com.apple.internetconfig.plist in your Library with Property List Editor.app or whatever editor you like (e.g. vi, sed, BBEdit, etc.). The key is called WebSearchPagePrefs.



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