Skip navigation

Google Search Gone in Safari

101680 Views 137 Replies Latest reply: Feb 5, 2014 12:51 PM by crittersmama RSS Branched to a new discussion.
1 2 3 ... 10 Previous Next
matwist Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Jul 25, 2012 2:49 PM

Hello,

Please anyone help, my google search that is normally in top right of screen has vanished. I have tried 'View-Customise Toolbar' and can see that the search bar is there to move but is greyed out. I can add other buttons and functions just not search... any ideas? (I have just put mountain lion though... could it be this?)   i've attached a pic of what my brower looks like.  (and the greyed out area of my customise tool) many thanks

 

Screen Shot 2012-07-25 at 22.43.25.png

 

 

Screen Shot 2012-07-25 at 22.44.25.png

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion, Safari
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,585 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 25, 2012 2:52 PM (in response to matwist)

    Since you're running Mountain Lion, the address bar incorporates it. Type what you're searching for into it; if what you've entered isn't a website address, pressing Enter will perform a Google search.

     

    (68173)

  • semperlex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 25, 2012 2:57 PM (in response to Niel)

    Is there any way to get the search bar back?!?!?!  I liked having a separate searxh field so I could use the same search words in other tabs...  This new combination toolbar really *****!  Why can't they leave things alone when they are working just fine?  It is not like you need the extra room to see the address bar.... BTW Iam running Lion not Mt. Lion and this changed when the system did an update...

  • Dennis_S Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 25, 2012 3:06 PM (in response to semperlex)

    Whats worse is they took away the orange re-search button, this is so **** annoying.

  • semperlex Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 25, 2012 3:12 PM (in response to Dennis_S)

    I did not upgrade to Mt Lion because I was happy with what I have... I cannot believe they just went and changed this in a routine software update!!! Dare I say that they are beginning to act like another software company a little further north??????

  • Gpk1701 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 26, 2012 5:24 AM (in response to matwist)

    What the heck? The whole reason I switched to this browser was because the last one I used deleted the separate search box. Now Safari forces this change on me with no warning and no choice?

     

    If there is no way to make the latest version have a separate search box, is there at least a way to revert to the last version of Safari and keep it at that?

  • jlow Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 26, 2012 8:08 AM (in response to matwist)

    Very disappointed in the new Safari. Combining the search window and the address window make the product less flexible and difficult to use. Please bring back the orange re-search button. That is a great feature and very useful.

    I trying to adjust to this new version, but may be forced to Firefox.

  • woodcosu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 26, 2012 8:24 AM (in response to matwist)

    I too want the old Google search window back, come on Apple, don't fix what ain't broke!

  • Terry Woody Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 26, 2012 8:38 AM (in response to matwist)

    Sorry, Apple. Big mistake on dumping the Google window. Why ruin a good thing?

  • lindafromnull Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 26, 2012 10:27 AM (in response to matwist)

    Not only did they take away the second window search option, (big BOOBOO) if you go into preferences to delete history/web information, there are triple or quadruple the amount of spyware/tracking sites that there used to be.....And no way to reinstall older version, no matter what you try it does not work. Definitely won't bother to upgrade to Mountain Lion at this point.

  • dizzy-bird Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 26, 2012 11:04 AM (in response to matwist)

    So annoyed about this!!  Why get rid on the google search window in an update under "cloak and dagger" method!!

    Cant change it back either GRRRR!!  Please change it back

  • Dennis_S Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 26, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to dizzy-bird)

    Send feedback to Apple. If enough people do they may change it back.

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/

  • lindypc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 26, 2012 6:51 PM (in response to matwist)

    This is EXACTLY what happened to me Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!  After spending hours trying to fix it myself, I came here, spent hours trying to log in with the id and password I've had for 10 years, then see there is no fix.  I HATE the new safari.  Now, when you want to search, you have to erase the address.  They have got to fix it or I'll go to chrome like my son wants me to do!  Firefox still has the search window too.

1 2 3 ... 10 Previous Next

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (1)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.