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    Need help with Safari 5 search box
    After installing Safari 5, I've discovered that when I start typing in the search bar, I am no longer getting suggestions for my search (a feature I use a lot)--instead, I just get a list of recent searches.

    Can anyone help me figure out how to restore the "suggestions" to the search bar?

    Many thanks!

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    I believe the only way is to install and use the Safari 5-compatible version of Glims.

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    I am having the exact same issue. The search suggestions work with Yahoo and Bing but not with Google. Very annoying!
    13" Aluminium Unibody MacBook (5,1) / 2Ghz / 2GB / Snow Leopard 10.6.3

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    I was doing a lot of searching Monday, I'm sure it was working because I almost turned it off. It's not working now. It is working on iGoogle, go firgure.

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    Yeah, it definitely stopped working yesterday, and my Safari 5 install happened last week.

    I know that feature annoys a lot of people, but I actually like it--and didn't realize how much until it disappeared. Frustrating!

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    First make sure that "Google" is your default search engine in preferences. It works fine here and I'm using Safari 5.01 without GLIMS.

    You also might try turning the extensions option from "ON" to "OFF" and back again, then restart Safari to see if that brings back the suggestions.

    It's too bad the folks who published "Inquisitor" have not developed an update that's compatible with Safari 4.X and Safari 5.X. Much better than GLIMS (which doesn't always work right).

    Regards.

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    Google is indeed my default search engine.

    I tried toggling the extensions option and restarting Safari, but that didn't help.

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    I just turned the extensions off, back on and rebooted. Suggestions is back, thank you, never would have thought of that.

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    OK. Found out what I think is causing the auto search field to choke up. It's being caused by the Safari Web Page cache. Go to your Safari preferences, click on "Reset" Safari. When the dialog opens, place a check mark in the box that states "Remove all Web Page preview images" and then press OK.

    Now try to use Google search again and let's see what happens. Let us know.

    Regards.

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