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In Safari, I have set my homepage to: https://www.google.com So, when I search from the homepage, my search results route over HTTPS and I also see my +1s

However, if I use the Safari's right-side search bar (which is set to Google), it does not route my searches over HTTPS. In addition, I do not see my +1s

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Even if you are signed into your Google Account? – iglvzx Feb 11 '12 at 22:59
    
yep! even when I am signed in – Vaibhav Bajpai Feb 12 '12 at 12:48

I'm having the same issue.

I solved this problem by using SafariOmnibar. By default it also uses http for Google search. But you can edit the search provider plist file to use https instead. The plist file is located at /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/SafariOmnibar.bundle/Contents/Resources/SearchProviders.plist

Another choice is to use Glims to add custom search engine. But it maybe overkill to install this plugin just to use https for Google search.

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