Google Search on Menu Bar

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  1. tbear1 macrumors regular

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    I am using Safari 3. On the menu bar, there is a google search window. Is there a way to change the default to another site besides Google?

    Thanks,
    Glenn
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm, well, there are/were a few options.

    Some of the plugins like SafariStand I think can offer you different searches

    There was a program called AcidSearch that essentially let you add a number of search engines to the search tool like in Firefox, but it has never been upgraded to work for Safari 3.x, as far as I know.

    And then finally, there's a plugin called Inquisitor... Inquisitor's primary function is search-as-you-type results, but it does also let you specify a different search engine instead of Google.

    Inquisitor seems to be the most popular option. I use it and I also use SafariStand, but I use the latter for a different purpose.
     
  3. tbear1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. Inquisitor looks like a good option. Does Inquisitor still pull up a webpage with all of the results?

    Regards,
    Glenn
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    If you type in a search, you get the popup inquisitor box, with some search results, and also at the bottom some options to show the search results pages at your specified search engine, etc. When you click on those, you go to the normal Yahoo Search or whatever. Also if you type your search text in and press <enter> like you normally would, then the pop-up disappears and you get the search page from your engine as normal also, so yes. :)
     
  5. tbear1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Perfect. That's what I am looking for. Thanks.


    Glenn
     
  6. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    Just think of Inquisitor as Spotlight for the internet.
     
  7. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    Apple should buy Inquisitor and build it in. Indispensible.
     
  8. psychofreak Retired

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    And to think there was a chance it would not have worked in Leopard...
     

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