Lion is out, and with it Safari 5.1. This release of Safari disables one of my must-have plugins, Keywurl. This plugin uses SIMBL to hack into the Safari binary and provides keyword search from the address bar. I have become utterly dependent on this, and feel really crippled when it doesn’t work.
Safari 5.1 contains some cool new stuff for extension developers, however, one of the new features being the SafariBeforeNavigate event. This event is triggered before any page is loaded, and can be used to implement the same functionality as Keywurl.
Accordingly, I did the only right thing, and created a Safari extension that performs keyword search. At the moment there is no interface for setting it up, so you’ll have to edit the code and install the extension via the Extension Builder using your own developer certificate, but that will probably change in the future. Installation instructions are available on GitHub.
Update: The extension now has an integrated editor, accessible on right-click.
My name is Arne Martin Aurlien and I write stuff here sometimes.
Here’s a few things I have made: