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Search Google with MSIE for OS X

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Jerry KindallPerson was signed in when posted
08-15-2002
03:56 AM ET (US)
While Moz can indeed do this without a patch, OmniWeb lets you set up multiple search engines for use from the address bar. It's cool; if only their HTML rendering was better...
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funklordPerson was signed in when posted
08-12-2002
05:29 PM ET (US)
I've been extremely happy with ShadowGoogle, which puts a search window on your desktop without having to go to all the trouble of opening a browser and going to the Google page. You type in what you're searching for, and your default browser opens to a Google search for that topic. Very nice. It can be downloaded at:
http://homepage.mac.com/stupidfish23/shadowGoogle10info.html
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Lucas GonzePerson was signed in when posted
08-12-2002
05:12 PM ET (US)
Another approach, this one using the Muffin filtering proxy (see muffin.doit.org) to rewrite any requests that would go to search.msn.com.

   1. Download and run Muffin
   2. Set your browser proxy settings to point to localhost:51966, the Muffin port.
   3. In Muffin, do Edit->Filters, then enable the Rewrite filter, and open preferences for the Rewrite filter.
   4. In the "Rules" edit field that comes up, enter this regular expression:
      http://auto.search.msn.com/response.asp\?M...)&srch=4&prov=&utf8 http://www.google.com/search?q=$1
      (There should be a tab between utf8 and http://www.google.com).
   5. Select apply.

(The regular expression isn't displaying right in Mozilla -- see gonze.com (and page down a screen) for a correct version.)
Edited 08-12-2002 05:16 PM
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Merlin MannPerson was signed in when posted
08-12-2002
04:15 PM ET (US)
Exxxxxcellent. :-)

You rock.
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Michael SlavitchPerson was signed in when posted
08-12-2002
04:10 PM ET (US)
it's a hack to get around IE's internal checking for file size and crc.
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Merlin MannPerson was signed in when posted
08-12-2002
03:59 PM ET (US)
Fantastic thing, Michael! I like the location bar functionality a lot, but what I really love is the ability to control-click on a selected phrase and run a search. That's a huge timesaver.

Sorry I'm kinda dim, but what's the deal with the "supportmacslashnow@" prefix?

Would you like folks to donate/contribute to MacSlash?
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Michael SlavitchPerson was signed in when posted
08-12-2002
03:05 PM ET (US)
Stil trying to get a google sidebar. IE is ornery!