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Old 26th February 2003, 12:00   #1
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Default HOWTO: Internet Explorer quick search

In IE5.x you could lookup MS knowledge base articles quickly by typing: "MSKB q123455" without quotes in the address bar. In ie6 it is removed, but it is a feature! Which can be enabled in IE and not only for MS KB but any search site. save underneath text in regfile and merge it.

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[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\MSKB]
@="http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=%s"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\AV]
@="http://www.altavista.com/sites/search/web?q=%s"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\Ggl]
@="http://www.google.com/search?q=%s"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\MSN]
@="http://search.msn.com/results.asp?q=%s"
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Old 26th February 2003, 13:46   #2
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afaik, is this right?
go to
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\ << shortcut >> ]

and create there a string with the desired url, right?
 
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copy paste in notebook + save as .reg

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[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\Google]
@="http://www.google.com/search?q=%s"


bummer it doesn't work still searches with msn
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Old 26th February 2003, 14:07   #5
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did you reboot ?

you have to use "Google searchword" in the titlebar , with the key you imported
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you have to use "Google searchword" in the titlebar , with the key you imported
thank you 4 sharing that, maybe the first post can mention it ... as it is quite essential ... not ?

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straight from the 1st post:

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In IE5.x you could lookup MS knowledge base articles quickly by typing: "MSKB q123455" without quotes in the address bar
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In IE5.x you could lookup MS knowledge base articles quickly by typing: "MSKB q123455" without quotes in the address bar.


In IE6 you can lookup MS knowledge base articles quickly by typing: "google MSKB q123455" without quotes in the address bar.
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uhm not quite
if you imported the keys from the 1st post you just need to enter "MSKB q123456"

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IE6

imported regfile with "google" - string (google in stead of "Ggl" mentioned in first post - doesn't influence the result but more appropriate naming)

1) address bar -> fill in "madshrimp"
result = msn search

2) address bar -> fill in "google madshrimp"
result = google search

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