make the search with google service work in other browsers

Discussion in 'macOS' started by trevorlsciact, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. trevorlsciact macrumors regular

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    #1
    OK, i did Google after Google and searched here I cant seem to find anything. Is there a way to make the search with Google service work with other browsers than safari?
    I'm using Firefox 3 now, and I love it. At least on this computer it is faster than Safari, my only gripe is that I ALWAYS am Google-ing things from other applications; C&P is such a pain. Is there any way to make this happen in another browser, Firefox specifically? I don't care how, installing an app, messing with terminal, anything as long as it works. Any help would be appreciated :)

    obviously if this has been brought up and my searches missed it somehow just close the thread and direct me right there
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    The Search with Google service in the Services menu only works with Safari because it is a service of Safari. That's the way the Services menu works -- an app has to provide the service to you before you can use it.

    There are some possible workarounds discussed here, though:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=503471
     
  3. trevorlsciact thread starter macrumors regular

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    hmm ok, didn't realize that but makes sense, anyway to get an OS X service from firefox? none of the things in that thread are about searching outside of firefox, would it be possible to create an app that gives a service that directs to firefox?

    and if not is there anyway to at lease REMOVE the search with google service? bugs the hell outa me whenever i accidentally use it
     

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