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December 04, 2004

AcidSearch 0.33

Finally. I have updated AcidSearch (I know it seemed like an eternity)!

This version adds numerous minor enhancements, including a slightly more intuitive method of Find As You Type. You can also enable a Firefox-style version of Find As You Type that requires you to press the slash key to "enable" the feature. It also has some audio feedback. The other additions that are more interesting is the ability to change channels with the arrow keys (press the down arrow while the search field is selected to pop open the menu, then use the arrow keys to navigate and press return to select a channel) and the ability to do a quick search in a new tab (command-control(right)-click). Download it here.

Posted by pozytron at December 4, 2004 08:13 PM

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Thanks for AcidSearch, it's a great help. I plan to send a donation your way (as soon as my freelance clients pay me!).
Just downloaded v .33. I cannot bring up the "Edit Search Channels" or Javascript console. I also just yesterday
updated X 10.3.6 with the newest Security Update, which includes some Safari changes (Safari build now at
1.2.4 (v125.12) so maybe this has something to do with it. All SIMBL files are in their correct places.

Chuck Reti
Detroit MI

Posted by: Chuck Reti at December 4, 2004 09:45 PM

Hello Chuck,

Glad you like AcidSearch. I made a little mistake in 0.33 for new users which causes the bug you noticed. AcidSearch has been updated to fix the problem, but you can copy and paste the following into Terminal (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app) to solve the problem:

defaults write com.pozytron.AcidSearch PZPanelFrame "(\"35.000000\", \"149.000000\", \"832.000000\", \"676.000000\")"

Quit Safari before doing this and then relaunch, and the window should work. I sincerely apologize for this bug and am grateful to anyone who is kind enough to send me a donation :) Take care!


Posted by: Robin Hamilton-Pennell at December 4, 2004 10:36 PM

just updated acidsearch and the new features are great, with one small problem. i like the functionality of pushing the down arrow while in the search box to cycle through the different searches.

however, if i am typing an address in the address bar and some of my bookmarks are listed, if i press the down arrow it won't cycle through them. in fact, nothing will happen until i click somewhere on the webpage that is currently open, then the search bar menu pops up for a second. so it seems that by pressing the down arrow when i am in the address bar is causing safari to cycle through the search bar menu instead of the address bar list.

thought you might like to know about that.


Posted by: jOSH Raub at December 5, 2004 11:16 PM

Hi Josh,

Thanks for the tip. I actually rarely use bookmarks myself and so had not run into this problem while testing, but it was pointed out by a few other people too. I have already patched the code and it will be fixed in the next version. Glad you like AcidSearch, though!


Posted by: Robin Hamilton-Pennell at December 6, 2004 01:08 AM


The terminal patch did the trick. Thanks.

Posted by: Chuck Reti at December 6, 2004 05:53 PM

Hello Robin

I think AcidSearch is cool and I tried to install it on my Powerbook G4. I can see all the search engines etc in the field with the glass but when I click on google canada for example nothing happens.
Can you help me?
Thanks a lot


Posted by: Beat Klein at December 8, 2004 02:54 PM

Hi Beat,

I think that AcidSearch is probably working for you and you just don't know it. When you select a new channel, it doesn't do anything visible, but if you click on the page itself it should show some greyed out text where the "Google" used to be with the selected site. Also try doing a search and it should search the site you selected. Hope this helps.


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