Tweak for bypassing Google search links, in Safari?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Fzang, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. Fzang macrumors 65816

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    Like, when I go to Google and tap in "Engadget" and get the search results, I click on Engadget, but instead of just putting "www.engadget.com" in my search bar, I get a link like
    Code:
    http://www.google.com.hk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CDMQFjAB&url=%68%74%74%70%3a%2f%2f%77%77%77%2e%65%6e%67%61%64%67%65%74%2e%63%6f%6d%2f&ei=TxG1UqzJNuuQiAeho4GwDA&usg=AFQjCNH9i8aKCZZaKGN9KI6GhUuecStkfA&sig2=elg55ARiQhCS53ok0ODgYw
    which does some magic things and then converts into the website I'm going to.

    But because I live in China, where the Great Firewall lies, these links often time out, whereas manually entering the direct site works. So, I want to know if I can bypass these huge links, by a Safari script/tweak/addon.
     
  2. Dewroo macrumors regular

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  3. Fzang thread starter macrumors 65816

    Fzang

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    Unfortunately that's a terrible workaround, and would net me around 500 bookmarks per day of googling.
     
  4. bist macrumors newbie

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    Although it's not google, you can try another search engine like DuckDuckGo.

    As the duck do not try to track everything, it's not going to do funny things with its results.

    PS: I'm not sure it'll work behind the Great Firewall.
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    All that is necessary to avoid going through Google or whatever search engine you have set in Safari is to type a "/" after your text.
    For example: "macrumors/" goes directly to macrumors.com.
     

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