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Changing the gray text in the search box...
Authored by: davidpc on May 20, '03 03:12:40PM

The text that appears in the search box is stored in:

Safari.app/Resources/English.lproj/Localizable.strings

Open that file in any text editor, do a find for "Google," and you'll see a line like:
"Google" = "Google"

Change the second Google to whatever you'd like displayed, like:
"Google" = "Yahoo"

Save the file, and (re)launch Safari.



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Changing the gray text in the search box...
Authored by: j0hnE5 on Feb 20, '04 01:55:06AM

I was only able to change the context menu, the accessibility description and the 'no search text' message box by editing the Localizable.strings file.

To change the gray text I used Interface Builder to modify Browser.nib, found in /Applications/Safari/Content/Resources/English.lproj/.

Simply select the search box, the choose Tools->Show Info from the menu, then choose Attributes in the info window's pull down menu and from there you can change 'Google' to whatever you like.



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Changing the gray text in the search box...
Authored by: hyperion on May 04, '12 08:10:39PM

I tried to do this [Safari Version 5.1.5 (7534.55.3)], but when I open Browser.nib in Xcode Version 4.3.2 (4E2002), all I get is a file icon. Nothing shows up. I am clueless. Searched on the web for hints but I couldn't find anything.



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