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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
    
In one of the recent updates (much more recent than the question), Apple added DuckDuckGo as a search engine. – FlyingPiMonster Apr 2 '15 at 2:39
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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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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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in your /etc/hosts file, add this line:

184.72.115.86 search.yahoo.com

then choose Yahoo as your default search.

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This works with Safari 5.1.10 on Mac OS 10.6.8

To get Safari to open with duckduckgo (or any other) as search engine with no add ons or hacking type >https://duckduckgo.com/< (without the ><) into the Safari Preferences "Homepage" then set "New windows open with" to "Homepage" and "New tabs open with" "Homepage". This keeps the 3 default search engines as they were, at the top. OR just make the search engine of your choice a bookmark in the Bookmark bar and just click it/them.

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Yeah, but that doesn't actually add it as a search engine, just changes what page windows/tabs open with. – JMY1000 May 2 at 19:06

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