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Change Safari's default search engine - revisited
Authored by: aranor on May 16, '03 04:59:36PM

Unfortunately, there are those of us who don't know how to use vi. Any suggestions on an alternative editor? I tried pico, but for some reason it couldn't find that when searching for google, it only found the text ShowGoogle



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Change Safari's default search engine - revisited
Authored by: dice on May 16, '03 06:02:38PM

You don't need to use the terminal at all....

Find Safari and make a backup, then show package contents and find the folder MacOS.

The file called Safari in this folder is the one you want to edit, you can simply drag this onto BBedit or textedit or whatever and search (cmd-f) for
http://%@.google.com/%@?q=%@&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

then follow the rest of the original hint... :)



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Thank you Dice
Authored by: bogdescu on May 16, '03 06:04:15PM

--- very much!



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Change Safari's default search engine - revisited
Authored by: bogdescu on May 16, '03 06:03:02PM

I second aranor's request - what about BBedit? BTW, thank you for this wonderful hint!



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Change Safari's default search engine - revisited
Authored by: kuikeelc on Jul 23, '03 04:44:00AM
If you want to do it more easy than this, try this plugin for the Mozilla/Phoenix browser:

http://needlesearch.mozdev.org

It finds out how a search engine works and then adds it to a search engine bookmark list.

Regards,

Eelco


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Change Safari's default search engine - revisited
Authored by: aranor on Feb 20, '04 02:06:25AM

What, you're suggesting as an alternative to modifying Safari's search engine (something I don't have any desire to do, but is still interesting) is to switch browsers completely? Sheesh



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