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10.5: How to use InputManagers (Inquisitor, etc) in 10.5 System 10.5
I discovered a general technique to enable input managers in Safari 3.0 in 10.5, and used it to enable Inquisitor, David Watanabe's great auto-complete web search plug-in. Here are the steps:
  1. Install Inquisitor if you don't already have it. No, it won't work until you complete the following procedure, but it must be installed first.
  2. Move the plug-in from your user-specific input manager folder to the system-wide input manager folder, using Terminal:
    sudo mv ~/Library/InputManagers/Inquisitor /Library/InputManagers
  3. Change the ownership of the entire plugin directory to root/admin:
    sudo chown -R root:admin /Library/InputManagers/Inquisitor
  4. Restart Safari
That's it. Inquisitor is now enabled in Safari 3.0 on Leopard!

[robg adds: The top-level InputManagers folder is the new 10.5-approved way of doing these things. As noted on the linked blog (or in Apple's developer note, there's a hint that this function may stop working entirely in a future update.)
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10.5: How to use InputManagers (Inquisitor, etc) in 10.5
Authored by: appnix on Nov 01, '07 01:12:19PM

Inquisitor just released an update that works with Leopard now.



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10.5: How to use InputManagers (Inquisitor, etc) in 10.5
Authored by: notorious on Nov 01, '07 04:31:24PM

Worked as described for SafariBlock, woo!
No more ads for me.



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10.5: How to use InputManagers (Inquisitor, etc) in 10.5
Authored by: aqsalter on Nov 01, '07 06:14:48PM

Please also note that a much more dynamic way of doing InputManagers is to use the (still functional) SIMBL lib.
You don't have to fool with root admin access and items can be installed on a per user basis (~/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins) or globally (/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins)
SafariStand uses SIMBL, so it didn't even break on the new OS.



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10.5: How to use InputManagers (Inquisitor, etc) in 10.5
Authored by: uurf on Nov 01, '07 11:30:29PM

Inquisitor is back - anyone have any luck with PicLens?



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10.5: How to use InputManagers (Inquisitor, etc) in 10.5
Authored by: mairaven on Nov 02, '07 03:19:09AM

Has anyone gotten FLVR to work??



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10.5: How to use InputManagers (Inquisitor, etc) in 10.5
Authored by: Tiny Clanger on Nov 02, '07 03:28:42AM

PithHelmet... must have PithHelmet...

I'm currently browsing with Firefox until I can get decent adblocking in place in Safari, but I'd much rather be using Safari... just not with ads :(



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10.5: How to use InputManagers (Inquisitor, etc) in 10.5
Authored by: shoregeek on Nov 21, '07 04:32:41AM

Same here -- I have tried many things, and yet still no ad blocking in Safari 3.



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10.5: How to use InputManagers (Inquisitor, etc) in 10.5
Authored by: GenesysX on Nov 02, '07 04:12:26AM

Anyone know how to get SAFT working (or if this method works), or if there will be an update.

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Chris Andrews



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10.5: How to use InputManagers (Inquisitor, etc) in 10.5
Authored by: HappyPig on Nov 04, '07 01:00:53PM

A new (10.0.1) Saft is now out that works via this method.



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10.5: How to use InputManagers (Inquisitor, etc) in 10.5
Authored by: iammejst on Nov 04, '07 02:10:54AM

I don't know what I could be doing wrong, but these instructions did not work for me, and I followed them correctly. I bought the retail version of Leopard at my local Apple Store about 3 days after it was released. I hope Apple changes this.



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