One can do searches from the address bar in safari. However one can only specify one search engine to use. Id really like to specify that I want the search to happen in google/youtube/wikipedia etc. Id really like to be able to do searches from the address bar in safari.

I had this in chrome a while back, and I'd love to use it in safari. Does anyone know if an extension is available to do it?

a description of the functionality can be seen in this gif: https://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/09/h2-chrome-omnibox/chromebar_gif_slow_it_down/

  • Your question specifies 'search engine' but your requirement would appear to be about a site-specific parameter instead. As wch1zpink has already provided some info on search engines, I've added one on site-specific searches.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Dec 11, 2016 at 7:16

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You can use the same syntax in Safari's address bar as you would directly in Google etc


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Until 2019, the Omnikey Safari extension supported this.

However, versions of Safari released after 2019 no longer support that extension's format - https://github.com/marioestrada/safari-omnikey/issues/35

  • It doesn't work now :(
    – Míng
    Commented Aug 3, 2022 at 2:59

Use the $0.99 USD 'Keyword Search' Safari extension: https://apps.apple.com/app/keyword-search/id1558453954

  • the above extension enables you to search a specific site, like enter yt <search-term> and it searches for the term in youtube, isn't that what the author wants
    – AJAY K
    Commented Jun 4, 2023 at 6:11

Safari's version of this is "Quick Website Search":


I haven't figured out how to manually add a new site, however; help welcome!

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    While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. - From Review Commented Jan 3 at 23:46
  • Also, while the link explains how to enable and disable the functionality, it doesn't explain how it can be used/triggered afterwards. Please add these details to your answer.
    – nohillside
    Commented Jan 4 at 7:53

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