The best way to add google and tons of search engines to IE

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Bundy458

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No editing reg files.

First, get power toys for xp. You can get a copy here

http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-10095-100-7703416.html?tag=st.dl.10001-103-1.lst-7-6.7703416

Install it.

Run Tweak UI for windows

Go to Internet Explorer then Search

Create

Then add the letter g (or google or soidjfsoif it doesn't matter)

then for url add this http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%s

Save.

Then on your browser address bar type g keyword and BINGO!! google search comes up.

You can add 100's of others

The best way to add them is to go to the search you want and put in a keyword and search

Then Create a new one..

cut and paste the search url and then substitute %s for the keyword you entered. ANd bingo, another search shortcut.

Here are few more of mine

For all the web

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http://www.alltheweb.com/search?cat=web&lang=any&query=%s

address bar search: a keyword

For Yahoo News Search

n

http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/news?p=%s&c=

address bar search : n keyword

Once you get this tip down, it will make your search life much, much easier.

Kyle
 
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AmarSingh

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is there a place in the registry where i can change the default ie search engine without having to put a prefix in front of what i search for in the address bar?
 
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kingnothing

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run Regedit and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main. Double-click on SearchPage and enter the URL of the new search engine in the Value Data box.
 
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AmarSingh

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Which value am i supposed to change?? I changed the Search Page value but it didnt work


I also changed the values for Search Page and Default_Search_Url in HKLM/software/microsoft/internet explorer/main
 
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kingnothing

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I should have mentioned that I hadn't tried the reg tweak before...I will keep searching for a better solution.
 
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Umbler

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Is there a variable for a second word in a search string?

for example

g firstword secondword

where %s = firstword
and something else would = secondword

would be handy on some searches where firstword would define group to be searched in and secondword would define actual search text.
 

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