Safari2Yahoo is a simple AppleScript application that is workaround for a bug in Safari that doesn’t allow you to change the search engine from Google to something else. Safari2Yahoo creates a copy of named and modifies the files in the bundle such that the will use Yahoo! search instead of Google search. For now it only uses the main search and not any country specific search.

It has been tested on both OS X 10.3 and OS X 10.4.


  • 01.18.2006: Works on OSX 10.4. Some string labels got moved to new files
  • 04.15.2005: no longer version dependent, makes a copy of Safari instead of editing original
  • 06.09.2004: updated for OS X 10.3.4
  • 03.16.2004: updated for OS X 10.3.3
  • 02.25.2004: Initial release

Known Bugs

On OS X 10.4 I am unable to find a way to change the contextual menu that pops up when you select text on a page and control-click or right click. It says “Search in Google” still, but it will actually use Yahoo! instead.


Categories: OS X Tips
Posted: January 18, 2006 11:33 PM | Perm Link
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