Keywurl For Safari 5 (Download)

Note: This doesn’t work for the new Safari 6 on OSX Lion.

Search Google and Wikipedia Right from the Safari address bar.

Just like in Chrome and Firefox (if not better).

Most Leopard and Snow Leopard users get all excited about Keywurl, only to discover that it doesn’t actually work in the latest versions of Safari 5.

Download this hacked version below, unpack it and install the package.
Once you restart Safari you’ll be able to set your search engines.

*Whimper* but it’s still not working!

Manual Hack:
➥ Download Keywurl from the official website.
➥ Quit Safari
➥ Navigate to “/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins”
➥ Right click on “keywurl.bundle” to “show package contents”
➥ Open “info.plist” in textedit
➥ Edit the line under “MaxBundleVersion”, changing the string to something like 6999.99 (allowing compatibility of future versions), save.
➥ Open Safari

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7 Comments Leave yours

  1. Okay I’m covinnced. Let’s put it to action.

  2. Dustin #

    Hello, I installed Keywurl successfully but my address bar still won’t default search to google if I type something like, “how to capture an elephant”.

    Do I need to type something before that like Glims or is there a way to fix it?

  3. Dustin #

    This is what my Keywurl settings looks like:

  4. kay #

    Hello i tried installing the keywurl I with Safari 5. Was using Safari 4 before, because I could never get it to work with Safari 5. I used the downloaded hack bundle and tried hacking it as well. I have Leopard 10.5.8. Safari 5 kept crashing so I could not get it work

  5. kay #

    has anyone gotten keywurl to work with safari 5 and with OSX 10.5.8?

    • It’ll work if you follow the manual instructions (see the end of the post above).
      Edit the “keywurl.bundle” file in /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins

    • No….. and its annoying me

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