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Hello - IE9 Cursor Problems

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#1 eric0668


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Posted 13 July 2011 - 07:18 PM

Hello all, my name is Eric. I was given the forums name by a very helpful guy I met (not in person) 7-8 years ago when I needed help He ran ragged helping everyone and I am so grateful. His name is Kevin from Greyknight17.com I am a very basic level knowledge guy, maybe approacing middle/avg./intermediate but I will do my best. I will always do at least search before posting.
So if it is out there and I post, I am sorry I did not find it.

I need help with this. It appears all over the net, and I searched there and in this forum to no avail.

In IE9 when I open or try a new search, I place the cursor in the google toolbar search engine, immediately start typing , then the first few letters end up in the Yahoo Search box, til I realize it, then move it back to Google.
Can you help

One proposed method had something to do with a tab page setting on the toolbar -- found out that they took this off after IE7

One proposed method was to undo the carat browsing (what is this?) -- both typed f7 & went into tools/internet options/advanced to find that carat browsing is already off.

Anyway, any help is appreciated very much..

Again, my name is Eric. Please take your time, as I will be in the hospital with shoulder surgery for a few days.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 12:06 PM

In IE's address bar, click on the down arrow ... select the Google icon to search from. You could also set Google to be your main search page.

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#3 eric0668

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:34 PM

I want to start by saying Thank You.

I didn't see the arrow at first. It is small, and I have set Google to be my default provider in the past, but I figured I would try it again

So I found the arrow, clicked it, the previous 5-10 sites came down and at the bottom there was an "ADD" button which I originally used to select Google Search from a page that popped up. But nothing else.

thanks again for your continued help with anything you may or may not be able to do


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