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10.5: Remove the Google search box in Safari 4 in Leopard
Authored by: Beeb on Feb 02, '10 09:04:02AM

If you want a simpler way to do it, download this:
Then go to safari, open package contents, resources. Drop it in there, click replace... and you're done! All the hard work done for you.
(Don't forget to compress the resources file before you edit it, just in case you don't like not having a search bar. Just open the file created to undo all of this.)

I also recommend the plug-in for safari called Glims. With it you can use your address bar for searching (and not only google, but any site you want as well, with shortcuts that you can create and edit).

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10.5: Remove the Google search box in Safari 4 in Leopard
Authored by: pablorph on Feb 03, '10 06:57:14AM

I agree, Glims is a great plug-in. Simple, easy, and no terminal stuff.

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Or An Easier Way To Do It
Authored by: DCJ001 on Feb 03, '10 02:13:59PM

Removing the Google search in Safari's address bar is easy with Secrets. I have not done this particular option. But it is one of the many choices that are offered in the Secrets preference pane.

For more information about Secrets, A database of hidden settings for Mac OS X, go to:

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Secrets' setting not working
Authored by: xhinter on Feb 05, '10 03:32:05PM

I gave it a try to no avail. Maybe a leftover from the beta version.
You can view its values in Terminal
defaults read AddressBarIncludesGoogle
-1 show (default)
0 hide

Edited on Feb 05, '10 03:41:25PM by xhinter

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