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#1 tall66

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 10:11 AM

When you type a couple of search words in the address bar, MSN Search provides a result page for those words. I know I can create a new key in the registry to do a google search ( ie - google taps + sink ) and have google display results.

I was wondering if there was any way I can replace the default MSN search with another search?

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#2 KoanYorel

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 12:58 PM

:thumbsup: to BleepingComputer Tall66!

I don't believe there is anyway to "replace" the MSN search function and still use IE6.

But, I found some options for you to explore at this thread/site.

Traffic dot com

You may have already explored these options, but...

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 01:59 PM

With all due respect Koan. Actually, yes there is. Whenever I type a query in the actual IE6 address bar. It goes directly to Google results.

I just do not remember how I managed to get it to do that. I do know it did not require any tweaking of the registery.
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Edited by scarlett, 06 January 2005 - 02:48 PM.

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 02:42 PM

One cannot replace, as in remove, the IE6 Search Function is what I meant to say.

One can substitue or use other search functionaries within the IE Browser, as in
substituting google, adding other tool bars etc., as the link above details.

I should have been clearer in my choice of words.

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 02:47 PM

Hey thats cool. :thumbsup:
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Posted 06 January 2005 - 03:07 PM

tall66 :thumbsup: to BC. If you want to change your IE search from msn to google without making registry changes on your own, google has the relevant registry files at this site. http://www.google.com/options/defaults.html All you have to do is download the file and merge it with your registry. They also have the relevant file to change IE back to its default search if you decide to at some later date. The files are located about 2/3 of the way down the page in the internet explorer section.

Scarlett, if you installed the google bar, you probably changed your search default then.

Koan, the page you linked to is for IE5 and most of the links on the page are dead, they no longer exist.
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Posted 06 January 2005 - 03:15 PM

That site was from my history file, so I'm not suprised that some links have died.
(The WWW dies a little more every day... LOL)

But I did use the info for IE6 whenever it was I last upgraded to it... a year ago or...

Now my recommendation: Use Mozilla or Firefox!

I only use IE6 at M$N now. NO WHERE ELSE!

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 03:24 PM

(The WWW dies a little more every day... LOL)

How sad but true :thumbsup:

Now my recommendation: Use Mozilla or Firefox!


Even though I am one the dinosaurs around here and still use IE about half the time, I can't argue with that.
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Posted 06 January 2005 - 03:43 PM

I appreciate all the advice guys. What I really need to do was to allow searching on the address bar that would go to our internal intranet search engine (AltaVista) and display results from our intranet oppossed to the Internet. If it were possible then we would have this setting baselined on all our computers.

Thanks again.

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 03:49 PM

display results from our intranet oppossed to the Internet


Sure wish you'd have told us that in the begining....

But good luck....
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Posted 06 January 2005 - 03:49 PM

What you could try is using the registry files from google as a template. Just change the relevant URL's to ones from your internal search engine. Then merge the results into your registry. You can edit the file with notepad.
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Posted 06 January 2005 - 04:02 PM

tall, I think I found what you are looking for. Look here http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen...rch_engine.mspx

This has an option for AltaVista

Edited by Ronbo, 06 January 2005 - 04:04 PM.

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