Google Safari and Spotlight Tie-Ins?

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steve_hill4

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With Google's CEO joining Apple, rumours of Google integration into OS X features and Google Video/YouTube being available through iTV/Front Row, everything is slowly falling into place and we see more of why the two companies are sharing top brass.
 

mattalici

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Right on

There's nothing more downright disrespectful of my privacy than some money hungry corporate wanks phishing my likes and dislikes. Go apple, go google.
 

metooplease

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hopefully macrumors.com won't be added to that antitrust database ;)

but this would be really nice.. and of course if they'd be done with the google maps beta and add it into safari.
 

cannonball

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google results in spotlight

I hope the spotlight feature is disable-able. Sounds like a waist of time to me. I'm pretty sure I'll know when to search my mac and when to search the internet... I don't want to wait for spotlight to gather google results before I can get to my realistic results.
 

Oryan

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cannonball said:
I hope the spotlight feature is disable-able. Sounds like a waist of time to me. I'm pretty sure I'll know when to search my mac and when to search the internet... I don't want to wait for spotlight to gather google results before I can get to my realistic results.
And I don't need Google seeing what I search my computer for. Big corporations creep me out.
 

BoyBach

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cannonball said:
I hope the spotlight feature is disable-able. Sounds like a waist of time to me. I'm pretty sure I'll know when to search my mac and when to search the internet... I don't want to wait for spotlight to gather google results before I can get to my realistic results.

Yep, I use Spotlight to search my Mac and Google to search the internet. It's just the way that I like it.
 

GodBless

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welshandrew said:
Yep, I use Spotlight to search my Mac and Google to search the internet. It's just the way that I like it.
I agree with you and everyone else about this. Putting Google results in the Spotlight menu would make Spotlight less usable and it would take longer to get the results one would look for. It is better that they are separate. On the other hand having QuickSilver-like results for Spotlight wouldn't be a bad idea. :)
 

n-abounds

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I'd be fine is google didn't collect any information about my computer.

But I'd really prefer a Wikipedia/Spotlight type thing. There's a widget that is nearly perfect, but I so hate dashboard that I would just prefer if it was up in the corner near the spotlight icon.
 

sartinsauce

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I hope this is bogus!

Google is a great search engine, but it is building Whitey's Armageddon Database. They log searchs and accessed pages according to your IP, right? Therefore, if you ego-surf, or search for pr0n, or your ex-g/f(b/f), or shop, that's all going into the file Whitey keeps on you.

I try to only use google at relatively anonymous access points. Like interent kiosks, cafe's, the Apple Store, someone else's house, someone else's workplace, etc.

It's cliche now, but when you use Google, Big Brother is watching! I swear!

Don't do it Steve! Resist the White Devils of Google!

Damn Whitey and his all seeing search engine!
 

Matt T

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I like both ideas (especially the AntiTrust integration in Safari), but I would also want to be able to disable Google results in Spotlight.
 

iamacat

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Oh the irony

...providing Safari access to Google's AntiTrust database...

Does it contain entries for Microsoft, Google and Apple and remind surfers to visit Yahoo, buy Samsung mp3 players and I would say download Ubuntu, but Mac is an Ok anti-monopoly choice at this moment I guess?
 

Konfabulation

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cannonball said:
I hope the spotlight feature is disable-able. Sounds like a waist of time to me. I'm pretty sure I'll know when to search my mac and when to search the internet... I don't want to wait for spotlight to gather google results before I can get to my realistic results.
And there are already plenty of Google dashboard widgets.
 

OdduWon

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anyone notice that since the youtube thing the google page has changed and the videos is there now ion the left with the search feilds. do you think apple is teaching google about indexing and spotlight or vise versa????:confused:
 

whooleytoo

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cannonball said:
I don't want to wait for spotlight to gather google results before I can get to my realistic results.
I don't think it would make a huge difference, a Spotlight search for me isn't any faster than a Google search, and since they could be done in parallel, it shouldn't take noticeably longer.

Filtering out the number of hits might be an issue, a Spotlight might turn up a few dozen hits for any random keyword, but Google would probably turn up thousands.
 

parenthesis

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Here and there
It's bad enough that Safari has a permanent tie-in with Google (I know you can disable it, but it is impossible to use another search engine). I really hope that Leopard doesn't have OS tie-ins.
 

GodBless

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parenthesis said:
(I know you can disable it, but it is impossible to use another search engine).
Actually it is possible to use other search engines with a 3rd party application called AcidSearch. AcidSearch works well however I personally haven't used it much recently.
 
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