While I disliked Google before it was popular, it’s hard for me to argue that Chrome is a damn good browser on the Mac.
The Omnibar includes Google, Google Image and Wikipedia search by default. Adding DuckDuckGo is simple, however:
- Right-click in the Omnibar, and select “Edit Omnibar Search Providers…”
- Add a new item. I assigned the trigger “d” to DuckDuck Go. In the URL field enter:
- Click Done, after deciding what to set as the default.
It’s that easy to get away from Google’s search engine and their browser. Happy non-creepy searching.
Update 1: It appears I’m a little behind the times. As Marco Frissen pointed out on Twitter, not only is the OmniBar available as a regular Safari extension via Apple’s site, but it comes with a normal prefrence pane within Safari. Whoops. I’m still using the SIMBL plugin still, for now.
- It’s actually a SIMBL plugin, which is a tad scary. Thankfully, it can be easily disabled by visiting /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins ↩