Remove / replace quick search from menu in Confluence 5.1

I want to remove the quick search macro in the menu header and replace it with my own macro. In Confluence 2.X-4.X this was pretty easy to do . . hide #quicksearch_macro and replace it with my own using $helper.render("{mymacro}"), which I could do by editing the site layout.

To do this in 5.x I have to do this by editing decorators/include/aui-header-secondary.vm . . .

### <li>#auiQuickSearch($isSpaceSearchEnabled, $spaceKey)</li>

<li>$helper.renderConfluenceMacro("{mymacro}") </li>

Is there a way I can do this in the admin panel?

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Did you ever figure this out, Nathan? I find myself needing to do the same thing while upgrading our 3.5.x site to 5.4.x.

No, I never got a response. The "best" solution would be to load your macro on the page and then move it into position use JavaScript, removing the old "Search" plugin in the process.

Feels a bit hacky, but in theory should work.

Could this QuickSearch be related to QuickSearch ads that I see while browsing??? I can't remove them, no matter what I do! I have already tried looking for this virus with my anti-virus. No luck. What else could I do? According to this QuickSearch review, I should I try manual removal but I am not sure about my computer knowledge.

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