July 28th, 2002, 10:31 AM
I have installed these reg tweaks to get google to be my default search engine..
When I do a search from the address line in IE I still get MSN search, so what else do I need to change to make google come up instead?
July 28th, 2002, 10:44 AM
From what I know that REG tweak will only work for clicking the Search button on your browser which will take you to Google. Typing directly in the Browser Address button will not be affected by it.
July 28th, 2002, 10:54 AM
Well even the search button still gives me MSN... I may find some bad links down the road....
July 28th, 2002, 11:04 AM
Really? Did you re-start your computer after applying those REG tweaks?
July 28th, 2002, 11:12 AM
Tinker,go to this key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search
and delete the following if they are there.(backup first)
July 28th, 2002, 11:26 AM
Conan, I have rebooted 3 times and no change in the search.
Reverend, I deleted what you suggested and no change in the search. However the changes that I have made in the Reg. still hold true....
This is a weird one eh?
July 28th, 2002, 11:47 AM
I found this explanation.
To change the address bar search engine try this;
Open the Search Companion
Change to Classic Internet Search
Close and reopen the browser
Open the Search Companion/Search Pane again
Select the Customize option
On the new window that appears, select Autosearch settings
On the new window that appears, select the search provider you want and how you want IE to act when you search in the address bar
Back on the main Customize Search Settings window, if you want to go back to the Search Companion functionality, choose the "Use Search Companion" option. Otherwise, you'll stay with Classic Internet Search/The Search Pane
July 28th, 2002, 12:02 PM
Or just select Google........
Last edited by Tinker; February 21st, 2009 at 10:56 AM.
July 28th, 2002, 12:10 PM
July 28th, 2002, 12:18 PM
Well no, I just stumbled across it while following your lead...
I do now have now have Google in Classic search as well but still MSN in Address line........
July 29th, 2002, 09:49 AM
Update on my progress. I still do not get Google from the Address line. I have changed the registry in many places and no luck, I still get MSN search from there. I do now however get Google from the Home button in the tool bar and from the Search button in the tool bar. This gives me what I wanted, Google search from anywhere (except the Address line). I got hooked on Google from using it here on this forum... Any way thanks for the help and I will let you all know if I figure out how to get it from the Address line........
July 29th, 2002, 12:03 PM
Tinker why dont you just add the download the google toolbar, if you want to use an alternative search engine. Its free and easily installed, saves you from having to stuff around with your IE reg files.
July 29th, 2002, 12:25 PM
Thanks zErO, I looked at that option but decided that I did not want another tool bar to take up more of my screen. Just a matter of personal choice......
July 29th, 2002, 13:50 PM
I personally have Google programmed on my Keyboard to launch with one button. Maybe that's what you should get next Tinker, an Internet Keyboard.
July 29th, 2002, 14:32 PM
That is an idea, which one do you have Conan?