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IE9 - choosing a default search engine.

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  • I do NOT want Bing to be my default search engine. How can I change it to something else? This used to be an easy thing to do.
    Thursday, September 29, 2011 10:51 AM

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  • Set Google or any Search Engine as Default Search Engine – Add Google Search Provider to IE9

    To set Google as default search engine, press ALT with IE9 open. This will present you with the traditional menu bar. Click on the Tools menu and select Manage Add-ons.

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    When the Manage Add-ons window appears, click on Search Providers. You can see the list of search providers pre-installed in your copy of IE9. You will also notice that Default appears against Bing under the Status column of the Manage Add-ons window.

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    If the search engine you wish to use is not present in the listed providers, click on the link that says “Find more search providers”. You’ll find this in the lower left corner of the Manage Add-ons window. In the above image, you cannot see Google. You will need to add Google search provider to IE9. Once you click on the link, IE9 will open a page that contains a list of compatible search providers. Browse to Google and click on Add to Internet Explorer to add Google search provider to IE9.

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    When you click on the Add to Internet Explorer button, another dialog box appears as shown in the image below. This new dialog box asks you if you wish to use the new search provider as the default. It also asks you if you wish to use search suggestions from the search provider. As you are willing to set Google as default search engine in IE9, click to select the options.

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    Once you select the options and click on Add, the new search provider will not only be added to IE9, it will also be made the default search.

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    NOTE: The new search provider will not appear in the Search Providers in Manage Add-ons window until you reopen it. You will again have to press ALT, click on the Tools menu, and select Manage Add-ons to reopen the Window.

    Set Google as Default Search Engine – If Google is Already Listed in Manage Add-ons

    If Google is already present in the list under Search Providers in Manage Add-ons window, you need not add it again. In this case, simply select Google and click on Set as Default. You can see the change – the status against Google changes to Default. Click on Close to close the Manage Add-ons window.

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    Now you can type anything in the Address bar and hit Enter to see that you have successfully set Google as the default search engine in IE9.

     

     

    Regards,



    MCP | MCTS | MCITP
    Thursday, September 29, 2011 11:31 AM

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  • Set Google or any Search Engine as Default Search Engine – Add Google Search Provider to IE9

    To set Google as default search engine, press ALT with IE9 open. This will present you with the traditional menu bar. Click on the Tools menu and select Manage Add-ons.

    image

    When the Manage Add-ons window appears, click on Search Providers. You can see the list of search providers pre-installed in your copy of IE9. You will also notice that Default appears against Bing under the Status column of the Manage Add-ons window.

    image

    If the search engine you wish to use is not present in the listed providers, click on the link that says “Find more search providers”. You’ll find this in the lower left corner of the Manage Add-ons window. In the above image, you cannot see Google. You will need to add Google search provider to IE9. Once you click on the link, IE9 will open a page that contains a list of compatible search providers. Browse to Google and click on Add to Internet Explorer to add Google search provider to IE9.

    image

    When you click on the Add to Internet Explorer button, another dialog box appears as shown in the image below. This new dialog box asks you if you wish to use the new search provider as the default. It also asks you if you wish to use search suggestions from the search provider. As you are willing to set Google as default search engine in IE9, click to select the options.

    image

    Once you select the options and click on Add, the new search provider will not only be added to IE9, it will also be made the default search.

    image

    NOTE: The new search provider will not appear in the Search Providers in Manage Add-ons window until you reopen it. You will again have to press ALT, click on the Tools menu, and select Manage Add-ons to reopen the Window.

    Set Google as Default Search Engine – If Google is Already Listed in Manage Add-ons

    If Google is already present in the list under Search Providers in Manage Add-ons window, you need not add it again. In this case, simply select Google and click on Set as Default. You can see the change – the status against Google changes to Default. Click on Close to close the Manage Add-ons window.

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    Now you can type anything in the Address bar and hit Enter to see that you have successfully set Google as the default search engine in IE9.

     

     

    Regards,



    MCP | MCTS | MCITP
    Thursday, September 29, 2011 11:31 AM
  • I'll see if it sticks.
    Thursday, September 29, 2011 6:18 PM
  • Type anything in the Search/Address box, Click Add in the bottom right of the dialogue that pops down:

     

     

    And if http://www.iegallery.com/en/searchproviders didn't come up with The service is unavailable. 9 times out of 10 you could select Google and set it as default.

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 6:27 PM
  • This method is not working as there is no option in Add on gallery for Google search it is in Accelerators list

    please provide ant registry trick

    Thank u

    Saturday, October 15, 2011 10:03 AM
  • This does not work.  When I press this button....

    .... I get an error message: Internet Explorer could not install this search provider. There was a problem with the search provider's information.

    IE9 Win 7 patched to date. On a corporate network behind a firewall

    • Edited by Chris Hevey Thursday, August 23, 2012 10:01 AM
    Thursday, August 23, 2012 9:59 AM
  • But the point here is that....

    Google is not listed as a search provider but google india is identified as category of accelerator. (I am saying this considering the situation now and all different urls given here in this post - ideally the same page what comes from buttons inside Microsoft)

    And when you add that as a default it adds as an accelerator not as a search engine.

    So this is not the solution or at least not complete solution...


    Thursday, April 04, 2013 8:56 AM