Change Safari’s search box to search Google UK


Change Safari’s search box to search Google UK: “Here’s how to set Google UK as the search engine in Safari. You can use the following technique to change it to any location you prefer — for example, France (.fr) — but you must add (or remove) other characters to the string to keep it the same length. Please note you should not remove any of the URL, and you should also not remove or add %@ characters, as they are used as variables.

Here’s what to do:

  1. Control-click on Safari in the Finder and select Show Package Contents from the pop-up menu.
  2. Navigate into the Contents » MacOS folder, and make a copy of the Safari file you find there. This is your backup in case anything goes wrong.
  3. Open the Safari file in MacOS with TextEdit. It will mainly look like a bunch of gibberish.
  4. Press Command-F to bring up the Find dialog, and then find this string: http://%@.google.com/%@?q=%@&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8.
  5. Change that st…

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