3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 26, 2013 12:09 PM by kostby
redffox Level 1 (0 points)

I use Safari with MSN. My google access disappeared. I do not like Bing. I want to get google back onto

the top right address bar. Thanks

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • kostby Level 4 (2,780 points)

    Welcome to Apple Support Communities. We're all users here.


    I'm on 'Snow Leopard' OS X 10.6.8 and Safari 5.1.8, so these screenshots are from my computer.

    The specific instructions for the 'Leopard' OS X 10.5.8 Safari will be similar, but not identical.

    First, your 'Spotlight' Search window in the upper right corner of Safari probably has a downward-pointing arrow. Click it to temporarily select another search engine at the bottom.

    Screen shot 2013-04-22 at 8.19.25 PM.png



    To permanently set the search engine preference, open the Safari, Preferences, General tab, select Default Search Engine, and select Google.

    Screen shot 2013-04-22 at 8.19.51 PM.png

  • redffox Level 1 (0 points)

    My search box on top right in Safari has disappeared. And, when I make Google my default search engine I only get Bing in main address bar.

  • kostby Level 4 (2,780 points)

    Sounds like you might have installed a Bing add-in or Bing toolbar in Safari. Sorry, but I can't tell you how to uninstall that, since I've never used it or had to uninstall it.


    In any case, you MIGHT be able to restore your Search toolbar this way:

    (These are screen captures from Safari 5.1.9 from OS X 10.6.8, so yours will likely look different)


    Try Safari, View, Customize Toolbar, then go to the bottom and use or drag the default set onto the toolbar

    Screen shot 2013-04-26 at 3.00.35 PM.png


    One other possibility is that you've acquired a malicious 'DNS changer' that redirects your internet traffic. Sorry, but I can't help you with that either.