How do I change the default search engine used when searching from the address bar

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by LPDad, Jan 14, 2002.

  1. LPDad

    LPDad OSNN Addict

    whenever I search by typing directly in the address bar the default search engine appears to be MSN.
    I really would prefer to have a different search engine used.
    (I was able to choose the s.engine if I used the 'search' button, but MSN is used if I search directly from the address bar.)

  2. Druce

    Druce Guest

    my book of knowledge says:

    Using a Single Search Provider
    To use a favorite search provider exclusively in the Search bar, follow these steps:

    Click the Customize button on the Search bar.
    In the Customize Search Settings dialog box, select Use One Search Service For All Searches.
    Select a provider and click OK.
    Searching from the Address Bar

    Often the simplest way to search is to type a search string directly in the Address bar. For example, if you start typing something that Internet Explorer doesn't recognize as a URL.

    Internet Explorer passes what you have typed to the current default Autosearch provider.

    You can change the default Autosearch provider as follows:

    Display the Search Explorer bar, using Classic Internet Search.
    Click Customize.
    In the Customize Search Settings dialog box, click Autosearch Settings.
    In the Customize Autosearch Settings dialog box, select a search provider.

    To change the behavior of the search provider (for example, to switch from showing a list of search hits to going straight to the most likely hit), choose an option from the When Searching list. The options available vary by provider.

    hope this is what u wanted
  3. LPDad

    LPDad OSNN Addict


    Thanks to you and your "Great Big Book of Everything".

    Much appreciated
  4. max

    max Guest