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AcidSearch is a search enhancement for Safari. It adds unlimited "Search Channels" to the Google search field. Channels can be customized in a nearly infinite variety of ways. AcidSearch also includes powerful features such as JavaScript support, the ability to import iSeek and Butler Search Sites, true hierarchical menu organization, and the ability to search multiple search engines at the same time. AcidSearch also allows you to access your search channels with key equivalents, shortcuts (a la SafariKeywords), and a contextual menu.

AcidSearch is available in English,
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Version 0.7b4: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
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AIRAKESH commented on 07 Sep 2009
Just uninstall AcidSearch from your Mac machine and download and install Glims... a complete solution from Safari crashing problem.

Here's quick steps:

http://digg.com/apple/If_AcidSearch_causes_Safari_then_add_via_Glims

Thanks,
Rakesh
http://airakesh.com
[Version 0.7b4]


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AIRAKESH tipped on 07 Sep 2009
If your Safari browser having problem with AcidSearch i.e. causes crash when you try to added any search plugin to your Safari browser via AcidSearch. There is solution ..... just uninstall your AcidSearch and add search engine via Glims.

Visit http://airakesh.com/blog/archives/2009/09/if-acidsearch-causes-safari-to-crash-then-add-your-favorite-search-engine-or-site-to-your-safari-via-glims/ ... for Quick steps to add a search engine to your Safari browser

Thanks,
A|RAKESH
www.airakesh.com
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lmartina commented on 10 Jan 2009
HELP!! am having continuous trouble with AcidSearch and Safari 3.2.1... on Notebook G4 Leopard 10.5.6, Have same OS on G5 PPC Desktop using Safari 3.1.2, so far no problems. Still want to know how do I disable or delete Acid Search from Safari 3.2.1?
[Version 0.7b4]

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Graham Perrin commented on 19 Jan 2009
Use Apple Finder.

Go to Folder…
~/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/

Go to Folder…
/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/

At one of the two paths, Finder will show to you:

AcidSearch.bundle

Set it aside.

Quit Safari.

Launch Safari.
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luke_armstrong commented on 08 Dec 2008
I cannot overstate the impact of this little program on Safari. With AcidSearch Safari becomes the best browser by far. I then had to remove it to prevent 3.2 from crashing continually and, without it, the crippling inconvenience caused by Apples greedy exclusivity deal with Google, renders Safari a hobbled parady of what it ought to be.
Come on Steve Jobs! How about putting the user before profits and incorporating multiple search engine options. It's how it should have been from the start.
I, for one, have reinstalled 3.1 with AcidSearch again. If this ever fails, I'll be switching to Firefox before resorting to Safari 3.2 or its emasculated successors.
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Holypoly replied on 05 Jan 2009
Version 0.70b4 does crash Safari 3.2, indeed. However, the older beta 3 does not.
Safari 3.2.1 as well as the WebKit nightlies run fine with 0.70b3 under both Tiger and Leopard, I found.
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lmartina replied on 10 Jan 2009
am having continuous trouble with AcidSearch and Safari 3.2.1... How do I disable or delete Acid Search from Safari?
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Graham Perrin replied on 19 Jan 2009
> How about putting the user before profits and incorporating
> multiple search engine options.

A downgrade of well-developed Safari, for compatibility with an un-developed product, is not a recommended approach. Are you confident that your persistence with a downgraded product combination will allow you to receive all critical security updates?

You can use another product that places multiple user-configurable engines in the search menu. I do so.

WebKit is open source
http://webkit.org/ and there's nothing to prevent us from contributing or improving code. The 'greedy exclusivity' description does not fairly reflect the open nature of the software.
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apikoros commented on 29 Nov 2008
Version 0.7b4 appears to be incompatible with Safari 3.2.x. Unwilling to do without AcidSearch, I've backed down to Safari 3.1.2. I've also petitioned the author for an update of AcidSearch.

Pretty please?
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Drywall commented on 17 Jul 2008
I love the idea of this. But on my machine (10.5.4, Safari 3.1.2) the Preferences are so munged that I'm not able to customize it at all. I can't delete channels, for example. The action menu and help menus do nothing. The "Options" section has elements overlapping one another and half the options appear to be positioned where I can access them. The meanings of various settings are very obtuse. And so on and so forth.

Disappointed. Maybe a new version will fix, but until then, this one's a no-go for me. Hopefully developer will keep plowing ahead, I'd love to use (and would even pay a bit for) a functional version.
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Gary W. commented on 04 Jul 2008
Free software is great, but I also believe in people getting paid for their work, certainly nothing wrong with that.

I think the developer may be underestimating the pent-up desire for this great little app to work dependably again on Safari, or even other browsers. I think if he/she were to put out a stable refined release that would really work dependably, he/she could rightfully charge a fair amount for it, and people, at least I, would gladly pay it.

And perhaps he/she is working on it. And they may also have a life way beyond silly little Acidsearch.

Anyway, here's hoping for an update soon, free or not. The ability to merely right click in any Internet search box and create a search channel in Acidsearch is awesome, not to mention it's other numerous capabilities/features. Unfortunately, I can use Acidsearch for several weeks with no problem, but eventually it causes Safari to crash absolutely every time a search of any kind is executed from within Acidsearch.
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MacEricG commented on 30 May 2008
Very nice. This is the one feature from Firefox (via add ons) that I sorely miss when I'm in Safari. With the submenus, this actually works BETTER than the Firefox option.

Working under OS 10.4.11 and Safari 3.1.1 and appears to be running fine. Thanks for the great work developer.
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Typer91563 reviewed on 15 Apr 2008
Literally my favorite third-party add-on in the world because it allows putting a term into a list of customizable search engines simply by right-clicking the search text and the list appears next to it as a popup menu.

The *only* reason I use Safari as my default instead of Camino (AcidSearch for Camino would be the ultimate one browser solution for me.)

I don't think the developer spends much time on it because he can't afford to, so I would urge everyone to send him a small donation if possible (I am *not* affiliated with him in any way, I just think this is the greatest piece of add-on software I regularly use and it's too bad it can't be ported or at least polished out of beta status for Safari 3.) (He's also very responsive to emails, or at least has been to me.)
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Whit_g commented on 27 Feb 2008
I miss this add-on every day! Is there any hope of an update, or should I stop checking this page? I see no indication from the author here or on his site that he's working on a fix for Safari 3.
[Version 0.7b3]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 27 Feb 2008
At the developer site there is no email address available to contact the developer, however there is a form you can use:

http://www.pozytron.com/acidsearch/bugs

Maybe you can get info that way.
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Typer91563 replied on 15 Apr 2008
0.7b3 works for me on Safari 3.1, system 10.4.11 (with a couple quirks). Or, have you tried going back to 0.62?

I just got a response from the developer because I made a small donation but he didn't mention how much time (if any) he's spending on it. If you send me a private message I'll give you his new email address (I don't want to put it on the web without his permission.)

My dream: AcidSearch for Camino-->the ultimate solution to the multiple-browser question!
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Whit_g replied on 16 Apr 2008
Interesting - I was about to report, after reinstalling, that it still doesn't work, but what I just discovered is that it does work if I use the Enter key to activate my search. If I hit Return, it just toggles the search engine drop-down menu, as though I was clicking the search icon. I'd definitely rather deal with a small bug than not have the software at all!
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Whit_g replied on 16 Apr 2008
I spoke too soon - another bug seems to be that the menu also pops up when I hit the space bar. Unfortunately, that means I can't use it, since the majority of my internet searches contain more than one term. :(
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ralpheroo commented on 24 May 2008
With AcidSearch 0.7b3 I just found a solution to the spacebar/return key bug.
In the AcidSearch Preferences -> Options pane there is there is an empty box for:-

Key to Show Search Channels Menu : [ ]

If this is set to nothing then Spacebar and Return bring up the window. If you set this to a key combination then it frees up Spacebar to actually type a space and the Return key submits the request rather than having to use the Enter key.

Hope this helps. I was just about to deinstall it. However when I first installed 0.7b3 this key press box was sort of hiding behing the Default Channel pulldown menu but after a while it appeared in its proper place at the bottom. Maybe it was reading corrupted settings from my previous 0.62 installation?

Ralph
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Whit_g replied on 24 May 2008
Grrrrr... I would love to attempt this, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to get my hands on v.7b3, and v.7b4 is making Safari inoperable (it seems to load but won't bring any windows up). Any idea how I can download 7b3? I've tried manipulating URLs both at the developer's site and the 7b4 download site.
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Holypoly commented on 22 Jun 2008
Funny - I've got the same problem as whit_g with 0,7b4 and Safari 3.1.1 under 10.4.11 on an Intel machine. Safari launches but no window loads, and Command-N does nothing. Opening a new tab forces a new window to come up with a strangly distorted Bookmarks icon, and clicking that icon OR opening a URL in the new tab makes Safari crash, as does an attempt to activate the "first" tab in the row.
WebKit nightlies open a new window at launch, new tab works too. Opening a URL in the native window works, in a new tab the same action causes WebKit to crash, too.
A new install of Safari 3.1.1 (even through Pacifist with the option of replacing everything) doesn't help.
Removing the AcidSearch bundle from the SIMBL->Plugins folder restores Safari and WebKit action to normal, every time.
However, the same combination works flawlessly on a PB 1,5 GHz 15'', as well as under Leopard 10.5.3 on a 1st gen Mac Pro.
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sig1 had trouble on 30 Nov 2008
Unfortunately, v.0.7b4 no longer works with the latest Safari upgrade v.3.2.1 (5525.27.1). Constant crashing.
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Jpbn had trouble on 25 Nov 2008
Safari v 3.2 (4525.26.12) on mac 10.4
acidsearch installed and safari collapses.
so removed acidsearch.
please look at this serious bug.
for i would love to have other search engines working in safari
[Version 0.7b4]

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Graham Perrin commented on 26 Nov 2008
At the developer's site http://www.pozytron.com/support I have suggested a) an update for compatibility with version 3.2.1 of Safari; and b) an update to the official page http://www.pozytron.com/acidsearch
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dearli13 replied on 07 Jan 2009
i downloaded acidsearch and now safari keeps crashing. the website doesn't say how to remove it from the mac. can anyone help?
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djc0 replied on 07 Jan 2009
From Terminal.app, (in /Applications/Utilities) type:

sudo rm -rf /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/AcidSearch.bundle/

... should do it.
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elegraphy had trouble on 29 Nov 2007
This version still have the same problems as I mentioned about v0.7b3 with my Safari 3.0.4 on Leopard. I can't use search field to do any search, and as I try to type in a keyword, the drop-down menu activated right away.

In the Edit window, it still has very buggy transition as you click on each tab. Some still have strange overlay problem. ON the Search Channels, the Action Menu does nothing when I click it. This also means when I add a new folder or a seperator, I can't delete them if I want to. In addition, I can't click on the Help, 1Password, and AcidSearch 0.7b4 tabs on any page.

I really miss using AcidSearch. Thank you for all your hard work :) Please make it rock again.

Leopard 10.5.0, PowerBook Ti G4 1Ghz, 1Gb ram, SIMBL 0.82.
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ralpheroo commented on 24 May 2008
Try setting the "Key to Show Search Channels Menu:" in the AcidSearch Preferences Options pane to a keypress combination other than nothing. Nothing seems to set Space and Return to show menu!
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mayormccheese had trouble on 22 Nov 2007
When I install this, nothing changes. Acidsearch worked like a dream for me in Safari 2, but now that I'm using 10.5 with 3.04, installing it does nothing.

Any ideas?
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Paulsrandall commented on 24 Nov 2007
Do you have Inquisitor installed, also? If Inquisitor is installed, AcidSearch will not work.
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katabios had trouble on 21 Nov 2007
don't work on iMac G4 with 10.4.11, back to 0.7b3....
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neutralzone replied on 21 Nov 2007
I had the same problem, installed it and Acid Search no longer appeared in Safari v3.04 (523.12)
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Wooden Brain Concepts replied on 02 Dec 2007
Safari 3.0.4 on 10.4.11 was crashing all the time. I reverted to AcidSearch 0.7b3 and now all seems to be well. Will notify developer.
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elegraphy had trouble on 15 Nov 2007
My second thought. Even though it showed up under my Google search field on Safari 3.0.4 on Leopard, but it failed to process a search whenever I type in a keyword and press Return.

Also, buggy visual render with the AcidSearch Preferneces window. One page had a drop-down menu overlap with customizable Shortcut setup, which it suppose to stay on the bottom of the page; the first line text is also half-overlap by its toolbar.

I still keep my five-star rating for this plug-in. It still works perfectly with my 10.4.10 Tiger. I hope the developer can fix these bugs and make it work again on Leopard.
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markymix had trouble on 12 Nov 2007
Anyone struggling to get AcidSearch to load might want to try this fix - http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/26200/input-managers

It makes AcidSearch load for me and i see my search lists but AcidSearch kills the contextual menu in Safari.

Hopefully it'll get fixed soon - having AcidSearch AND PithHelmet back in Safari in one day, too good to be true!
[Version 0.7b3]

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hazmat replied on 12 Nov 2007
Same here for killing the context menu. Not only does it kill it, but it crashes Safari when accessing it.
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Gannet replied on 12 Nov 2007
My context menu is killed only for text. Right-clicking on images or other stuff works fine. No crashing either.
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Gannet replied on 12 Nov 2007
Links also work. Only doesn't work for text that is not a link.
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hazmat replied on 12 Nov 2007
Yeah, I should have mentioned that I see this when highlighting the URL in the address bar and right-clicking.
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bluloo commented on 12 Nov 2007
Yep, I cannot get a CM when clicking on text either. I'm sure we'll eventually see a fix.
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thejewishrapper had trouble on 12 Nov 2007
Its not loading on my MBPro ether. There seems to be an issue with SIMBL - It seems other apps, like Chax, say they've installed, and have, because we see the bundles, but aren't working in their respective apps. My co-worker has them both installed and they work fine. Same MBPro. Could be a conflict from a previous setting that was brought in. His was an erase and install. Mine was an archive and install. But there is definitely a conflict somewhere.
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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 12 Nov 2007
You should contact the developer.
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widge34 had trouble on 12 Nov 2007
Will not install on my Intel iMac running Leopard.
It says it has installed, i logout and once back in launch Safari and there is no AcidSearch.
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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 12 Nov 2007
You should contact the developer.
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elegraphy had trouble on 10 Nov 2007
Does not work on my Ti Powerbook G4, Leopard. When Safari starts it generate this message:

SIMBL Error

Safari 3.0.4 (v5523.10) has not been tested with the plugin (null) (null) (v0.7b2). As a precaution, it has not been loaded. Please contact the plugin developer for further information.
[Version 0.7b2]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 10 Nov 2007
you might need to update your copy of SIMBL:
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/18351/simbl

and have you installed PlugSuit?
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elegraphy replied on 11 Nov 2007
I have installed PlugSuit as you suggested, and have used SIMBL 0.8.2. for other latest plug-ins when launch Safari 3 on Leopard. Is there anything I need to install for it to work?
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 11 Nov 2007
PlugSuit is not a suggestion, it is listed in the requirements for AcidSearch:

REQUIREMENTS
Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Safari 3, Infinity Labs' PlugSuit

If it is still not working for you, then you should contact the developer.
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mto1 replied on 15 Nov 2007
Damn, it is then of no use to upgrade it !!
i'am desapointed, I'll have to wait.
I have the very same message with the 0.62...

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AcidSearch is a search enhancement for Safari. It adds unlimited "Search Channels" to the Google search field. Channels can be customized in a nearly infinite variety of ways. AcidSearch also includes powerful features such as JavaScript support, the ability to import iSeek and Butler Search Sites, true hierarchical menu organization, and the ability to search multiple search engines at the same time. AcidSearch also allows you to access your search channels with key equivalents, shortcuts (a la SafariKeywords), and a contextual menu.

AcidSearch is available in English, Japanese, traditional Chinese, Italian, and French. It is compatible with Tiger and Safari 2.0.


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