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SafariKeywords teaches Safari a feature that's long been available in other browsers, such as Mozilla or OmniWeb and is known as "Mozilla Keywords". It basically lets you tell Safari where to search for the words you entered into the search bar, instead of always consulting good old Google. If the first word of what you entered is the name of a shortcut you defined (or one of the factory defaults) in the preference pane, Safari uses that shortcut's URL instead of Google. If not, it defaults to Google.

What's New

Version 0.7:
  • Now uses custom default search engine, if configured
  • InputManager should work with Jaguar (untested)

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3 or later, Apple Safari browser.

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Anonymous
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arggg. Tiger support? Hello?
We're dying here.....

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Version 0.7
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Anonymous
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Ever hear of AcidSearch? It's way better now anyway.

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Anonymous
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Because some people don't want to be limited to only using Google.

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Version 0.7
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Anonymous
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I'm sorry but I fail to see the point of this app at all.
If you look now to the right of the address bar, there is an oval shaped field which says 'Google' on it.
If you type your keywords in here and press [Return] or even [Enter], then Safari searches for what you typed in, using Google, all without the need for a seperate hack, however well/badly it may integrate.
I will not rate this, but it doesn't seem worth the download to me.

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Version 0.7
Richard Taytor
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It seems you would write without reading.
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22mozilla%20keywords%22

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Can someone please give me a download link that works as I have never been to download this latest version since its been released. Thanks.

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Version 0.6
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Sogudi (which is also freeware) does the same thing, but has better integration with Safari. You don't need to launch a separate application (System Preferences) to define new shortcuts. And Sogudi won't hijack your location bar if you _don't_ type a shortcut -- meaning that if you type "apple" in the location bar, you can still get to www.apple.com, rather than searching Google for information about apples.

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Version 0.6
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Anonymous
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If I type Apple in the location bar, I do go to apple.com. This app only seems to apply to the search field, unless I am missing something.

Either way, this is really great.

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Anonymous
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II too can only write nothing but good things about this little addition. Wonderful to work with, easy to tailor to ones specific needs and a PowerUsers dream. Now if Safari could catch up to Mozilla, in substance and stability.

I would like a drop-down menu of the abbreviations I've setup to some as my search criteria and to insert the lead word into the search box.

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Version 0.5
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Wow. This is the first item I've reviewed on MU, which should start to give you an idea of how impressed I am with this program. The program interface is as a System Preference Pane, so it's a bit awkward in that way. I'd really like to see it as a Safari Preference Pane, but I'm sure that's coming (hint!). The guts are as an InputManager ala PithHelmet and Saft.

While SK seemingly does the same thing as Saft and Sogudi, the major difference is that SK does its work not from the address bar, but the Google Search window! The major upshot I've found from this is the storage of the search just as you typed it (ie 'mu SafariKeywords' rather than the url for the MacUpdate search with the search word buried deep in the URL). Visually and history search wise, much easier to look through, repeat, and edit.

A final couple of notes on usage. First, to get the shortcuts to update, you have to leave the Preference Pane. An automatic updating or 'Apply' button would be nice. Second, when you switch to the tab or window that you did a search in, the search window automatically displays the last search done for that tab/window! Third, if you don't specify a shortcut, it defaults to the normal (US?) Google search. But I set 'g' to Google Canada, and now as someone not from the States, I can search the Canadian Google from the search window!

Overall, I am very impressed! Search bar usage (finally making it truly useful!), multiple keyword insertion points, only a 0.5 version (so it can only get better), and free, this is my favourite Mozilla Keyword enhancement program for Safari!

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Version 0.5
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Downloads 5,397
Version Downloads 2,617
License Free
Date 14 Jun 2004
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free