delay in searching

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by gillmacca, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. gillmacca

    gillmacca Macca

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    This isn't a serious problem, but a little bit annoying.

    I am using windows xp pro +sp2.
    Google is set up as my default search engine.

    When searching via google(for lotus, example) , it shows the results almost immediately, but if I do a search using the address bar, it tries to load http://lotus/, then msn, before going to google. It doesnt load the first 2, but I can see it in the status bar.

    This all occured after I had been trying out googlebar. I removed it and then had problems getting address bar to search. It searches now, but just with this annoying delay.

    Any suggestions how to fix this little annoyance?

    Many thanks for any help you can give me
     
  2. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Internet Explorer uses MSN search by default.

    I suggest Firefox.
     
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  4. gillmacca

    gillmacca Macca

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    Tried it, but didn't like it
     
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  7. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I use IE, haven't had spyware (besides tracking cookies) in about a year or so.
     
  8. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    The replies in this thread make me ashamed to be a Firefox user...and it's not the first time. *sigh*
     
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    Why ashamed?
     
  10. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Well said and it goes on in many topics.He's looking for answers not pointless opinions :crosseyed:
     
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    Ashamed because it makes me feel like part of an irrational, brainwashed cult...

    Nothing against the app itself. It's a good, solid browser, and I've used it every day since the Phoenix days (yes, one of the early-adopters), but it bugs me when people try to push it off as being the solution to every IE-related problem.
     
  12. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Nothing wrong with suggesting it IMO, which is what I did. I'm against suggesting something completely different without providing some help or information in response to the immediate problem. In this case I didn't have time to lookup how to change the default in IE, but I still provided the information that it was an IE setting... and then I suggested Firefox. :)
     
  13. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    LOL well they need to push firefox so they can boast about how many downloads they now have !!

    And I dont have spyware problems either eith IE with Microsofts Antispyware and Googletool bar IE really is very nice. I would reinstall the googletoolbar
     
  14. Shamus MacNoob

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    Yes like everytime there is a "news" no matter what the subject ie: Google pay service it is made into an ANTI microsoft bashing thread right away and this all the time and I have mentioned it before this site was never like that back in the day.
     
  15. NetRyder

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    Well, I think the point has been made. Let's get back on topic, please.
     
  16. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Well I still say try to reinstall the toolbar or try the system restore its not bad at all for stuff like that.