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  • gypsylouisiane Calculating status...
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    Aug 4, 2012 11:04 AM (in response to 9ormore)

    I thought I had done something wrong, I want the separate search window/box for google back - had no idea when I upgraded to mountain lion that something like this would occur....we should have a choice, guess I will have to use firefox (for now anyway, heard some disturbing news about theirs as well) instead of safari.....


    Who do we contact directly at APPLE???

  • OpenWater Calculating status...
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    Aug 5, 2012 5:30 PM (in response to matwist)

    I, too, have been pulling my hair out.  What an irritating change to Safari!!!  Apple, put the search window back!  (There is a link early in this thread showing where to contact Apple.  I have done so.  Here it is again for gypsylousiane and others: )

  • MacLazz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 6, 2012 6:20 PM (in response to matwist)

    Welcome to MICROAPPLE... this is the begining..

  • paul4laffs Calculating status...
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    Aug 6, 2012 6:37 PM (in response to Gpk1701)

    Get the Google toolbar extension. It's very handy.

    And free.

  • Atheneum Calculating status...
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    Aug 7, 2012 10:34 AM (in response to paul4laffs)


    THANK YOU for that suggestion. The Google toolbar is awesome.

  • MWLSdotCom Calculating status...
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    Aug 7, 2012 10:44 AM (in response to paul4laffs)

    Is this extension safe? I only ask because when I go to the Google site it says that Google Toolbar is not available for Safari.

  • paul4laffs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 7, 2012 11:15 AM (in response to MWLSdotCom)

    Well I know I have it on my Mac with Safari. Don't know about safe, but it works and the. At has an icon link to almost everything they offer.

  • PT247 Calculating status...
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    Aug 8, 2012 1:02 AM (in response to paul4laffs)

    Just to add another vote to this thread. What they've done is technically clever, but ergonomically flawed. I want to see my current URL and search. Not have to click multiple times to work out where I am or what I'm looking for.


    Please, at least put the option for a separate bar/ dual instance of the bar -  back.

  • mdsalemi Calculating status...
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    Aug 8, 2012 5:21 AM (in response to slimjim168)

    What idiot at Apple decided that Yahoo is somehow better than Google for a search engine?  In reality, most searches will yield the same results, so it is how comfortable with the interface that a user feels is important.  Maybe a lot of Safari users were using Yahoo as a default search engine, that's OK.  If they were suddenly switched to Google they would not be pleased.  Well, I'm not pleased that someone decided I should use Yahoo.


    My preferences set up on the MacPro say Google is my default search engine; yet it is Yahoo that shows up.  I'm just too familiar and comfortable with Yahoo to change...


    Apple, you went and did a STUPID and childish thing, and you are not respecting the legions of Mac Users out there!  Switch it back, for goodness sake!


    Next time an update comes up, I'm NOT installing it....

  • 2Prevail Calculating status...
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    Aug 8, 2012 6:41 AM (in response to matwist)

    Please return the search box. 


    The url bar does not search google, yahoo, or bing.  We have received in our inquiries, fraudulent websites, inappropriate information and 404 type pages.  The change is reflecting in a lower performance productivity in our company.


    We hope you take the requests to restore the search box seriously.

  • inadazzz Calculating status...
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    Aug 8, 2012 4:30 PM (in response to matwist)

    Can't imagine anyone thiinking this was a good ideal.... will be using a different browser... till you resolve this!... d

  • bbfc Level 3 Level 3 (845 points)
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    Aug 9, 2012 4:18 AM (in response to inadazzz)

    I LOVE this idea and have long wondered why it's taken Apple so long to catch up to everyone else. It looks much cleaner than having the two boxes and hasn't resulted in a huge loss of functionality.

  • SouthwestiMac Calculating status...
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    Aug 11, 2012 10:13 AM (in response to matwist)

    My problem is slightly different but similarly aggravating.


    I use Google as my home page.


    Just two days ago, the long white window to put your search words in disappeared.  I finally figured out - and it was hard since I also use a google picasa photo as background - that there was not just a small blue vertical line where the window used to be (and clicking on that did no good) but a smaller black bouncing vertical line.


    If I put my search words in starting at that jumping vertical line, I can use google - but it doesn't let me see my own spelling; it just gives me possible similar searches.




    Any ideas?


    (I have no trouble with my tool bar or URL space with a follow up google search (smaller window than the one on the google home page).


    Thanks for any ideas.

  • divemasterdave Calculating status...
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    Aug 15, 2012 3:54 PM (in response to matwist)

    I HATE THIS NEW SAFARI!  Please give us back our separate search window!!!!!

  • Marc45 Calculating status...
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    Aug 15, 2012 4:13 PM (in response to divemasterdave)

    My solution was to install FireFox.  The search bar is there and I can use DuckDuckGo with no problem.  I'm actually pleased with more Safari crap!


    I believe that Apple made the change because they're trying to divorce themselves from any Google dependency, perceived or not.  Regardless, it ***** for the users...

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