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Curiosity
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May 21, 2007, 07:11 PM
 
Is there any way to change the search engine in the search box for Safari?
     
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May 21, 2007, 07:26 PM
 
Get Inquisitor. It's free and awesome.
Inquisitor 3. Spotlight for the web.
     
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May 22, 2007, 03:19 AM
 
Thanks, I'll try it.
     
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May 22, 2007, 09:16 AM
 
Inquisitor is broke for the time being
     
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May 22, 2007, 10:08 AM
 
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May 22, 2007, 02:08 PM
 
Inquisitor does not seem to do very much except add what looks like Google Suggest. I could not find any way to change the search engine it uses.
     
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May 22, 2007, 02:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by blackbird_1.0 View Post
From the description, it looks as if it will use only Google. Is there any way to add more search engines to it? Can it do Wikipedia, for instance?
     
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May 22, 2007, 04:50 PM
 
Originally Posted by Curiosity View Post
Inquisitor does not seem to do very much except add what looks like Google Suggest. I could not find any way to change the search engine it uses.
Change the Source value in the Inquisitor pane located in Safari preferences.

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May 22, 2007, 05:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by Curiosity View Post
From the description, it looks as if it will use only Google. Is there any way to add more search engines to it? Can it do Wikipedia, for instance?
Under the Search Engines sub-menu, tis gives you the choice of AltaVista, Ask Jeeves, Teoma, Vivisimo, Yahoo, and A9.com.

I'm surprised I don't see Wiki on there. I think you can edit the search channels. pozytron.com: AcidSearch
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May 23, 2007, 01:14 AM
 
Thanks for the suggestions. I am not knowledgeable enough to add more search engines to the package contents of either Inquisitor or AcidSearch because I know very little about the kind of syntax they use. They are not using plain html, and it seems that every search engine has its own way of setting up.
     
   
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