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One method of changing the search engine in Safari
Authored by: r0adrage on May 14, '03 01:53:32PM

Yup. I changed my "search engine" on safari by editing the binary and replacing that google url with my own. I used "vi" to edit it. First make a backup copy of the Safari executable, then open it up in vi, search for "google" until you get to the url and edit away. Make sure the new url is exactly the same length as the google url (pad it wil meaningless url parameters if needed), or else it will screw up the binary.

When I saved, the file is 1 byte longer than the original, which is puzzling, but it still works, so whatever.

(if that's not enough instructions, you probably shouldn't be messing with it ;)



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One method of changing the search engine in Safari
Authored by: samsprograms on May 14, '03 03:33:53PM

I did it in HexEdit got the same results. I don't know how i would make a longer string or use less %@s though.....



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