Safari refusing to change default search engine

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by js2704, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. js2704 macrumors member

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    #1
    I've come across an issue I haven't seen before and wonder if anyone can help.

    I would like to change my default search engine in Safari to Duck Duck Go.

    I go into Safari - Preferences - Search, select Duck Duck Go from the dropdown and...it ignores me entirely and reverts to Google. I can't pick any of the others either.

    What am I missing? How can I force it to be DDG (or indeed anything that's not Google)?

    Thanks
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68020

    CoastalOR

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    Oregon, USA
    #2
    I am using Safari on HS with Duck Duck Go selected and it is working perfectly. The Duck Duck Go open when I do a search. Take a look at your Safari Extensions. Try turning off all extensions then see if you still have the problem.

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  3. js2704 thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    Thanks - extensions seemed to be the issue!
     
  4. knightjp macrumors newbie

    knightjp

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    #4
    I don't have any extensions installed on my safari. Still can't set any other search engine except Google.
     

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