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Perform Google 'lucky' searches from Safari's URL bar Web Browsers
If you use Firefox, and you Shift-Return a search in the Google search box, Firefox will perform an "I'm Feeling Lucky" search and show you the corresponding page. However this is not the case with Safari, but you can get a similar result using the free Safari plug-in Safari Stand's Quick Search feature.

In the SafariStand settings, enable Quick Search and add a new line called something like Google lucky. Set a shortcut (I use l) and define the URL as:
http://www.google.com/search?q=@key&btnI=I'm+Feeling+Lucky
You can now perform a Google "I'm feeling lucky" search directly in the URL address bar by typing something like l osxhints. When you press Return, Safari will open up the first match from Google.
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Perform Google 'lucky' searches from Safari's URL bar
Authored by: Bwana on Jul 31, '08 11:06:39AM

Or when using AcidSearch suffix the search term with a '!'



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Perform Google 'lucky' searches from Safari's URL bar
Authored by: aranor on Jul 31, '08 12:13:30PM

Last time I tried Acid Search, I found it to be horribly buggy



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Perform Google 'lucky' searches from Safari's URL bar
Authored by: wjv on Aug 01, '08 02:27:08AM

AcidSearch has been buggy and broken since the transition to Leopard, which the author has never had the time or incentive to support properly. :-|

Before that, it was literally my first 3rd party install on any new Mac.



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AcidSearch broken in Tiger too
Authored by: FlaSheridn on Aug 04, '08 09:21:47AM

The issue is more than just Leopard; AcidSearch is also broken on Tiger with Safari 3. Which is a shame, but I've mostly replaced it with OnMyCommand submenus.



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Not a Plug-in
Authored by: awatt on Jul 31, '08 07:55:28PM

How many times do we have to go through this? Input Managers (like SafariStand) are not plug-ins. They are hacks.



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Perform Google 'lucky' searches from Safari's URL bar
Authored by: flu on Aug 01, '08 02:00:57AM

Is there any way we could do this without even having to type a shortcut before the search? I mean exactly like in firefox.



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Perform Google 'lucky' searches from Safari's URL bar
Authored by: Bwana on Aug 02, '08 04:20:36AM

It seems I should consider myself fortunate to be enjoying a relatively hassle free coexistence with AcidSearch.



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