DuckDuckGo in Safari

by Andrew Stewart
published 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 https://duckduckgo.com/?q=@@@
  4. Click “Save”

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