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DuckDuckGo Safari Extension

What is it?

Very rudimentary Safari extension which provides a DuckDuckGo search bar in Safari 5+.


I love DuckDuckGo. But it always annoyed me that the plugin Glims had to be installed to add DuckDuckGo to the search bar. Unfortunately, Safari Extensions cannot alter the search bar. (At least, I don’t think so. I’d love it if you proved me wrong!)

So, this extension adds a new toolbar with a DuckDuckGo search in it. It also adds a context menu search.


The extension can be downloaded at:

Enabling Extensions

  • You must have Safari 5+ installed
  • Open Safari ▶ Preferences... (shortcut: ⌘,)
    • Select Advanced
    • Check the box Show Develop menu in menu bar
    • Close Preferences
  • In menu bar, select Develop ▶ Enable Extensions


This is a pet project, and as such, there is absolutely no warranty at all. Use at your own risk. The project is also under active development, so expect it to change frequently.

If there are issues, feel free to report them.

Other Notes

You will need to sign up for a Safari Extension Certificate if you want to fork and build the extension.

No idea what I’m talking about? Go here.

--Victor vaporstun [at] gmail

Copyright (C) 2010 Victor Quinn

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2
of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02110-1301, USA.
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