Safari is a great bowser. The technology that powers it, the web kit, has been used in other browser, like Google Chrome. There are a few differences between the two, and one of them that we will point out today, is the Omnibar. In Google Chrome, the Ominbar, or Ominbox, lets you search your favorite in web and go to websites from on location. Unlike Safari, or FireFox for that matter, you have to switch between the URL box and the search box. Thanks to an application we can get this awesome Omnibar for Safari. Here is the Safari Omnibar for your Mac.
Safari Omnibar for Mac
All you need to do is download the Safari Omnibar package, the link is below.
Run the installer, click Continue to start it.
Select where you want to install it, and click Continue proceed and then click Install to start the install.
You will get a conformation that the install was successful. Click close to exit the installer.
Then open up Safari. You will immediately notice the omnibar.
Using the Safari Omnibar can be very tricky. Right click on the Omnibar and select Edit Omnibar Search Providers.
The search provider window will open. Here you can see the shortcuts needed to start the search process.
To get the search working. Type in the keyword first then the words you want to search like so.
When you press enter you will be taken to the search engine looking up your keyword or keywords.
Uninstall Safari Omnibar
If you are done with the Omnibar or just don’t like it, open up the terminal and run the following command:
sudo rm -r SafariOmnibar.bundle/
Just like this.
Trying to get the most out of Safari by adding the Omnibar can be fun. Our only problem is the amount of effort is needed to actually get the Omnibar experience, just like Google Chrome. In the End we recommend just using Chrome until Safari gets its own Omnibar.
Download Safari Omnibar here.