Safari for Windows: Change the Default Search Engine

By default, Safari for Windows uses Google as the default search engine. If you are one who prefers Yahoo! instead, follow these steps to make it the default:

1. Open Safari.

2. Click Edit and select Preferences.

3. Under the General tab, use the Default Search Engine dropdown and select Yahoo!.

4. Close the Preferences window.

You can also quickly switch back and forth between Google and Yahoo! as the default search engine by using the search box at the top of the browser. Simply click the downward pointing arrow and select either Google or Yahoo! for it to become the default.


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11 Responses to “Safari for Windows: Change the Default Search Engine”

  1. January 13, 2009 at 12:35 am, Emeka said:

    how can we get another search engine like wkipedia fro example


  2. June 10, 2009 at 12:30 am, David said:

    It really sucks that Safari won’t let you ADD any more search engines. I decided to give the browser a try and gave up right away because of that.


  3. June 13, 2009 at 11:47 am, wigglesworth said:

    And what if I want a search engine other than Yahoo or Google?
    I’d like to switch from Yahoo to Bing.


    • October 05, 2009 at 4:29 am, adrian_s said:



  4. December 12, 2009 at 8:01 am, Anonymous said:

    what he said ^^


  5. January 11, 2010 at 12:27 pm, Anonymous said:

    Got to admit that seriously sucks especially now Bing have got their act together and are delivering far superior results. Have tried switching a few times to Safari from FireFox, but the only reason I haven’t is because of this. Sad, sad times. :(


    • November 05, 2010 at 8:42 am, Sonya said:

      Hi Jayjay54. Cld u plse help me with Firefox. I’ve installed it and downloaded adobe flash upgrade, but now I cannot get into my FB games? My firewall was on (unfortunately) so I don’t know if this caused a problem, but now I keep getting a message: the adobe flash plugin has crashed. I don’t know what to do now and wld greatly appreciate any assistance plse. If you can help, can you pleeease email me at: Thanx ;)


  6. June 24, 2010 at 7:12 pm, Remeny said:

    Yea what about or devifinder or scroogle


  7. September 12, 2010 at 6:13 pm, SomeGuy said:

    Can’t believe this needs a tutorial


  8. December 23, 2010 at 3:31 am, Foolio said:

    yeah, whats a search engine anyway hahahahaha


  9. October 08, 2011 at 10:56 am, JWav3 said:

    This is absurd. No no me.


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