DuckDuckGo in Safari

September 27, 2013

I’ve been toying around with using Safari as my default browser for a while now, and one of the pain points in transitioning is that I wasn’t able to set DuckDuckGo as my default search engine. The only options in Safari’s settings are Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

Luckily, last night I discovered the Safari Keyword Search plugin. After installing this extension:

  1. Right click anywhere in a Safari page
  2. Select “Keyword Search Settings…”
  3. In the “URL Expansion” field, replace the current item with
  4. Click “Save”

And there you go. Your default Omnibar search engine is now DuckDuckGo.