Safari and default seach engine

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  1. parajba macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I used the search engine but I couldn't find an answer..surely it's a common issue...?

    How do I change the default search engine from google.com to google.co.uk in Safari? I googled it but it turns out that I need to edit the safari package file?!? Surely there must be something easier than that...?

    Thanks heaps
     
  2. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    Easiest way to achieve this is to simply install the Glims plugin for Safari. It adds a section in Safari's preferences where you can change the search engine, among adding many other features.
     
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    I found it curious that Leopard came with a Yahoo! bookmark in Safari's bookmarks bar, and a Google search box in its toolbar. I use the bookmark.
     
  4. polliwog macrumors member

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    Is there not another way to do this, than installing some 3rd party software? Opera has the option to where it's so easy to do it. I need to do it because I'm in China and google has now redirected google to go to google.hk and I hate that site, it's in Chinese so the search results are as well. I need it to only use google.com or google.co.uk Is it at all possible without installing some 3rd party app?
     
  5. Arrandale macrumors regular

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    No, because I believe Apple and Google have a contract to impose Google upon Safari users.
     

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