Help with Safari search bar

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nope7308, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. nope7308 macrumors 65816

    nope7308

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    I would like to customize the top-right default search bar in Safari (Google, Yahoo!, Bing) to search specific websites such as dictionary.com, youtube, etc. I previously used Glims to do this, but Glims no longer works with the new version of Safari. That being said, I found that Glims was buggy even when it did work, so now I'm looking for a permanent alternative.

    Essentially, I love the quick search feature, but I want it to search specific websites of my choosing. If possible, I would also like to remove the Yahoo! and Bing search engines (but keep Google). Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. nope7308 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No replies thus far, so I thought I should clarify...

    In firefox, you have the ability to add your own custom search engines (e.g., via the Mycroft Project). Essentially, I would like to do the same thing in Safari (better OS integration, and I just prefer this browser). I've given up on Firefox.

    Again, any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  3. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    Just so you don't feel you're being ignored, i'll just say that i'm not sure. Sorry
     
  4. RSA.JULIUS macrumors newbie

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  5. El Tel macrumors newbie

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    Saft will do it, used as a Safari launcher (Snow Leopard).
     
  6. nope7308 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Would someone please explain what Saft is, how it works, and why it is superior to Glims? I checked the website but it appears to be outdated (referencing Macworld 2004 and displays a 2008 copyright notice). If I'm going to install an extension/add-on, I would prefer that it be in active development so it works after Safari updates are installed.

    Thanks again!
     

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