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I know add-ons such as Glims can do this, but I would rather stay away from them. Any native (or more likely semi-native) way to do so? If it matters, the engine I would like to add is duckduckgo.

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No, the only options are Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

If it is of any help, DuckDuckGo have their own extension on the Apple website for Safari extensions.

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Yeah, it's a shame that such a thing is not configurable without extensions. –  gentmatt Jan 17 '12 at 7:18

MacHints just did a post on this. The basic premise is that you redirect Yahoo! Search via the hosts file to the search engine of your choice. It works like a charm.

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The Safari Extension anysearch allows you to change the search engine used by the Safari search bar/unibar, without any hack-ish stuff such as changing the hosts file.

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in your /etc/hosts file, add this line: search.yahoo.com

then choose Yahoo as your default search.

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