Safari and Google search

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by IChing, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. IChing macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2007
    It used to be when I highlighted a word and right clicked the word, I could do a google search on it.

    Now when I press google search it downloads something vs going to google on the browser.

    What am I doing wrong? I can't seem to find anything in safari to change that.

    I noticed this after upgrading to SL and is safari 4.0.4

    Thanks, its got to be something simple
    I would think
    but I'm missing what I need to do.
  2. robkat macrumors member


    Dec 22, 2008
    Safari & Google

    When I highlight a word and right click it gives me the option to search in Google and brings up a Google search page?
    Or have I misunderstood your question?:)
  3. IChing thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2007
    It used to do that
    NOW it goes into download files
    and leaves a message such as

    “search-19.html” is a web application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?

    which ends up being a google search
    but adds two more steps whereas there use to be one.

    It didn't use to do this, it use to go right to google.

    I don't want to have to click on a downloaded file I want it to go immediately into google like it use to.

    Dictionary works fine but not
    'search with google'

    I hope that makes it clear
  4. mstrze macrumors 68000

    Nov 6, 2009
    Did you upgrade anything recently or change some preferences?

    I am not in front of my computer, but try going into Preferences and look for something that deals with search. Make sure Google is the search engine of choice and that everything automatic is clicked on.

    Another sounds like there is some added level of notification that you turned on either by mistake or on purpose...that is letting you know about the search 'app' request. If there is some sort of option for that you recently changed...go back to the original.

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