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QuickSearch disabled and I want it back!

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Anonymous
August 20, 2005 4:55:01 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Here's the answer I don't want to hear: "re-install Windows XP."

Ready for the question and the stats?

1. I installed XP Pro SP2 on my p4 1.7 GHz with 384 MB RAM
2. Oooo.... IE7 beta? Lemme play. So I installed and was moderately fond fo it
3. Oh... I didn't like it so much for some odd reason... so I did an
add/remove of the IE7B.
4. Well crud... the QuickSearch inline and prefix shortcuts for IE 6 and
Taskbar address toolbar no longer work!

EXAMPLE 1a:
In the windows taskbar address toolbar, I could type dar williams yoko ono
lyrics and IE would pass the words directly to google, my default search
engine would automatically be given the search terms (because it's not an
email address, a command or a webaddress that would appear like
[dar.williams@yoko.ono],[mailto:D arwilliams@yoko.ono ] or
[http://dar.williams.yoko.ono"]
This is what IE currently resolves with the words:
http://dar%20williams%20yoko%20ono%20lyrics/
It should just pass it along to my default search engine (google) as a
search string. Alas! It does not.

EXAMPLE 1b:
Better yet, if, while I'm typing in the taskbar address toolbar dar williams
yoko ono lyrics an auto complete box will suggest that I meant to write
should be Search " dar williams yoko ono lyrics"
When I accept the suggestion, this is what IE currently resolves with the
words:
http://search%20dar%20williams%20yoko%20ono%20lyrics/

EXAMPLE 2:
The Quick Search Internet Explorer feature no longer works.
I used to be able to direct address bar searches at a specific search engine
by typing its name ahead of the search string. For example, I created a
search prefix called "mw" and then used to be able to type "mw genius" to
search for the word "genius" on the Merriam-Webster website:
http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?va=%s
Where %s is replaced by the search string.

I've reset settings in Tweak UI, I've downloaded the ORIGINAL search.exe
file from the Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 Power Toys set -- I've even tried
some funky free-download repair-claiming tool called "IE Doctor" which has
done nada.

The Microsoft KB... not giving me the answer I want.
I couldn't find a single article on Google nor the MSKB.

I'd love a solution to restore the search prefixes

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August 21, 2005 6:03:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

you running xp home?

"Nuri" wrote:

> Here's the answer I don't want to hear: "re-install Windows XP."
>
> Ready for the question and the stats?
>
> 1. I installed XP Pro SP2 on my p4 1.7 GHz with 384 MB RAM
> 2. Oooo.... IE7 beta? Lemme play. So I installed and was moderately fond fo it
> 3. Oh... I didn't like it so much for some odd reason... so I did an
> add/remove of the IE7B.
> 4. Well crud... the QuickSearch inline and prefix shortcuts for IE 6 and
> Taskbar address toolbar no longer work!
>
> EXAMPLE 1a:
> In the windows taskbar address toolbar, I could type dar williams yoko ono
> lyrics and IE would pass the words directly to google, my default search
> engine would automatically be given the search terms (because it's not an
> email address, a command or a webaddress that would appear like
> [dar.williams@yoko.ono],[mailto:D arwilliams@yoko.ono ] or
> [http://dar.williams.yoko.ono"]
> This is what IE currently resolves with the words:
> http://dar%20williams%20yoko%20ono%20lyrics/
> It should just pass it along to my default search engine (google) as a
> search string. Alas! It does not.
>
> EXAMPLE 1b:
> Better yet, if, while I'm typing in the taskbar address toolbar dar williams
> yoko ono lyrics an auto complete box will suggest that I meant to write
> should be Search " dar williams yoko ono lyrics"
> When I accept the suggestion, this is what IE currently resolves with the
> words:
> http://search%20dar%20williams%20yoko%20ono%20lyrics/
>
> EXAMPLE 2:
> The Quick Search Internet Explorer feature no longer works.
> I used to be able to direct address bar searches at a specific search engine
> by typing its name ahead of the search string. For example, I created a
> search prefix called "mw" and then used to be able to type "mw genius" to
> search for the word "genius" on the Merriam-Webster website:
> http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?va=%s
> Where %s is replaced by the search string.
>
> I've reset settings in Tweak UI, I've downloaded the ORIGINAL search.exe
> file from the Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 Power Toys set -- I've even tried
> some funky free-download repair-claiming tool called "IE Doctor" which has
> done nada.
>
> The Microsoft KB... not giving me the answer I want.
> I couldn't find a single article on Google nor the MSKB.
>
> I'd love a solution to restore the search prefixes
Anonymous
August 21, 2005 5:04:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

> > 1. I installed XP Pro SP2 on my p4 1.7 GHz with 384 MB RAM


"stace" wrote:

> you running xp home?
>
> "Nuri" wrote:
>
> > Here's the answer I don't want to hear: "re-install Windows XP."
> >
> > Ready for the question and the stats?
> >
> > 1. I installed XP Pro SP2 on my p4 1.7 GHz with 384 MB RAM
> > 2. Oooo.... IE7 beta? Lemme play. So I installed and was moderately fond fo it
> > 3. Oh... I didn't like it so much for some odd reason... so I did an
> > add/remove of the IE7B.
> > 4. Well crud... the QuickSearch inline and prefix shortcuts for IE 6 and
> > Taskbar address toolbar no longer work!
> >
> > EXAMPLE 1a:
> > In the windows taskbar address toolbar, I could type dar williams yoko ono
> > lyrics and IE would pass the words directly to google, my default search
> > engine would automatically be given the search terms (because it's not an
> > email address, a command or a webaddress that would appear like
> > [dar.williams@yoko.ono],[mailto:D arwilliams@yoko.ono ] or
> > [http://dar.williams.yoko.ono"]
> > This is what IE currently resolves with the words:
> > http://dar%20williams%20yoko%20ono%20lyrics/
> > It should just pass it along to my default search engine (google) as a
> > search string. Alas! It does not.
> >
> > EXAMPLE 1b:
> > Better yet, if, while I'm typing in the taskbar address toolbar dar williams
> > yoko ono lyrics an auto complete box will suggest that I meant to write
> > should be Search " dar williams yoko ono lyrics"
> > When I accept the suggestion, this is what IE currently resolves with the
> > words:
> > http://search%20dar%20williams%20yoko%20ono%20lyrics/
> >
> > EXAMPLE 2:
> > The Quick Search Internet Explorer feature no longer works.
> > I used to be able to direct address bar searches at a specific search engine
> > by typing its name ahead of the search string. For example, I created a
> > search prefix called "mw" and then used to be able to type "mw genius" to
> > search for the word "genius" on the Merriam-Webster website:
> > http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?va=%s
> > Where %s is replaced by the search string.
> >
> > I've reset settings in Tweak UI, I've downloaded the ORIGINAL search.exe
> > file from the Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 Power Toys set -- I've even tried
> > some funky free-download repair-claiming tool called "IE Doctor" which has
> > done nada.
> >
> > The Microsoft KB... not giving me the answer I want.
> > I couldn't find a single article on Google nor the MSKB.
> >
> > I'd love a solution to restore the search prefixes
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