How to make OpenDNS shortcuts work in Safari

As I’ve written here before, I am a huge fan of OpenDNS shortcuts. I’ve always hated switching over to Safari for the simple reason that my shortcuts didn’t work. You might laugh, but it’s hard to go back to typing full urls once you’ve gotten used to single letter aliases. Before you call me lazy, try it for yourself. I promise, you’ll never go back.

Anyway, last night I finally found the secret to making shortcuts work in Safari.

Open up your System Preferences. Go to the Network pane. Select the TCP/IP tab and enter “208.67.222.222” or “208.67.220.220” into the Search Domains field.

That’s it. Simple, eh? Hopefully this will help someone find the solution faster than I did.