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One method of changing the search engine in Safari
Authored by: Mikey-San on May 13, '03 11:41:55AM

Guh.

This tip is really stupid, heh.

First, it WILL NOT WORK AS WRITTEN. You need to enable the BSD flat files before it'll take effect.

Launch Directory Access and authenticate. Click the "BSD Configuration Files" check box. Now it should work.

Second, why are we modifying /etc/hosts just to change Safari's search engine? There are better ways to do this than to MODIFY A GLOBAL SYSTEM SETTING. /No/ user will be able to get to Google or use Google searches involving the google.com domain name if you do this.

Booooooooo to this hint.



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