Deafult Search keeps swapping between two search engines. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have encountered an interesting bug.
    System: Internet Explorer 11.0.12, Windows 7, 64-bit

    The default search provider keep swapping between Google and Stackoverflow.  (Stackoverflow was used as a safe "not google" provider for testing a utility to reset the search engine.)

    Now the default search provider occasionally swaps back and forth with no apparent cause.  (the search reset utility is not running at this point.)  I can't seem to figure out what is causing this.

    Taking a registry backup (full .reg file as produced by regedit) and copying the settings therein to another win7 machine, with the same version of IE, and the same hardware, does not reproduce the bug.

    Anyone have any idea what's going on here?
    • Edited by Joe Carpenter Friday, September 19, 2014 9:08 PM typo
    • Moved by Kevin Shen Monday, September 22, 2014 7:36 AM it is not related with writing internet expoler extension development
    • Moved by Dave PatrickMVP Friday, September 26, 2014 11:03 AM
    Friday, September 19, 2014 8:58 PM


  • I'd ask them over here.

    Internet Explorer forums on Microsoft Answers


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

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    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Friday, September 26, 2014 3:31 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Friday, October 3, 2014 9:45 PM
    Friday, September 26, 2014 11:03 AM