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:
- Right click anywhere in a Safari page
- Select “Keyword Search Settings…”
- In the “URL Expansion” field, replace the current item with
- Click “Save”
And there you go. Your default Omnibar search engine is now DuckDuckGo.