8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 27, 2014 3:32 AM by bluetortilla
Chemosabe Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
The usual suspects Google, Yahoo and Bing are not to my liking. How would I add an alternative to the app that I can pull down from the search field? Thanks.

iMac 21.5 in. 3.2 GHz Intel Core i3, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (31,215 points)
    The only way to make another search engine a one-click operation would be to bookmark it.
    Or you can load on a 3rd party haxie.
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (100,410 points)

    You might like Glims. It's free and offers numbers search engine choices as well as tab management, full screen mode and can be easily accessed from Safari / Preferences.


    Compatible with v10.6.5 and Safari 5.

    Note: "Using both Glims and Saft on the same browser could have unexpected results"

  • Madasastick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I don't like Glims. It's too heavy duty and tries to do too many things. There must be a way of doing this without resorting to extensions, I presume it's a list somewhere that can be accessed via a terminal hack?
  • Stalan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Agree completely, but that link doesnt seem towork in new Safari 5 in lion, does it? Have you updated to lion and in that case what heppened then?

  • mundox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Anyone solve this problem for Safari 5 on Lion?

  • omadna Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I use Opera since I don't like Safari book marks and because YOU CAN'T ADD YOUR OWN SEARCH SITE.


    On top of that, it seems like when you do web search from Spotlight it uses Safari's search site default, not Opera's.

    Funny thing about that whole OS/Web intergration. One company got sued for that. Is Apple going down that road?


    And WHY can't I change it! This is beyond even stupid on Apples part. Give me 3 of the multi tracking search sites and not something like ixquick.com.


    FIX please.

  • bluetortilla Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I'm on the same rant as you with Apple on a whole slew of things. And the only answer I keep coming up with is: GREED.


    This is not the same company I knew even ten years ago. And it's why I'm slowly but surely moving to Linux. I looking at my Ubuntu box out of the corner of my eye as I write this.


    About search with Safari- you're absolutely right. DuckDuckGo has gotten some attention lately and I was surprised to find my website coming in as number two on its results. Now I will say, i did come in on the second page of Google as well, which is pretty awesome, or at least I thought. Maybe I'm being tricked, ha ha.


    But there is no way I can add DDGo, to that list. I use yahoo.co.jp search all the time, and I can't add that either. What it boils down to is where you live and where you're likely to spend your money. This is not about integration, it's about consumerism and big bucks in the digital age. And we're the pawns. I'd say good on ya with Opera. I still use Safari mostly because it's pretty, and I have to admit I need to try Opera more. I use Firefox as my backup. The only solution given here is even worse carp: Glims! Shoot me now....


    I'm waiting for someone just to grab a spaghetti bunch of algorithms and release as a generic 'My Search Engine 1.0' that you rename and customize yourself. It's coming. And those of us who are not drones will be wanting it.