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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 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 in your Library with Property List or whatever editor you like (e.g. vi, sed, BBEdit, etc.). The key is called WebSearchPagePrefs.

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