Google is not becoming my default search engine the way the small program from Google I downloaded was supposed to make it. So I downloaded another Google program that would set things back to where IE was my default engine.. Each time I rebooted. OK. Now figuring I was at ground zero, I redownloaded the google program that would make google my default and cause Google to fill my entire monitor. But even though I installed and rebooted, Google Search engine filled only the left half of the page...just the way MSIE does.
So I thought OK...I'll get into the registry and delete the Google entries, click on left pane nodes.
1. So I went in, searched for "google". There were two entries in the right pane only...nothing more anywhere. Now I can't delete those, right---I can only delete nodes in the left pane. In the right pane, you can only change values---am I correct?
I guess I should leave those two google entries in the right pane alone since I have no idea what to replace them with.
Explanations of the registry on the net never answer these questions!!!!!
2. But, do tell me this, please...here are two sample entries from the right pane.
oll smooth scroll REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1)
ab start page REG_SZ http://www.microsoft.com
The characters in front of the entries have a thin line around them.
a. What is the meaning of the initial characters?
b. What is SZ...I know DWord stands for Double Word?
c. And all those zeros and the www address---are they values that one has the option to change.