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Change Safari's default search engine - revisited
Authored by: nacredata on Jun 12, '07 08:03:32PM
tbreihol has the ticket for making this a completely general solution. Thanks!

Here's my hack to use goodsearch.com

Crack open the Safari binary
(/Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari)

substitute the second string below for the first where you find it:

http://%@.google.net/%@?q=%@&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

http://%@.g.net/Search.aspx?ooo=%@&Keywords=%@

("ooo" has no meaning - any three characters not recognized by GoodSearch will
do)

add this to /etc/hosts
72.32.179.130 www.g.net


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Change Safari's default search engine - revisited
Authored by: shinyplasticbag on Nov 13, '07 05:51:27AM

Hi;

I've sort of formalized this a bit into what I think is pretty much the ultimate solution. It's pretty flexible -- I did it to add search keywords to the Google box (ie, "wiki Mac OS X" to view a Wikipedia article). Since this thread was my original inspiration, I thought I'd share. Take a look and let me know what you think.

Safari Keywords



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