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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 25-Jan-14 22:42:28
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Where's Search Box in IE11?


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Just started with IE11 in Win 8.1.

Have got umpteen search providers set up, few pre-installed and some transferred from Vista, but I've got nowehere to type my search into. Looked everywhere for a setting frown altho' don't remember having to set anything in IE8.

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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 25-Jan-14 22:46:09
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Re: Where's Search Box in IE11?


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Use the area where you type in the web address

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 25-Jan-14 22:54:58
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Re: Where's Search Box in IE11?


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Ah, I see! Subtle! Thanks!

And you choose the non-default search provider from the icons below.

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 26-Jan-14 00:24:24
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Re: Where's Search Box in IE11?


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Good tip.

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Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 26-Jan-14 13:40:55
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Even though Mozilla provide a search box in Firefox, you can also search in the web entry area - which does make you wonder why the former is provided...

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 26-Jan-14 14:13:19
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Try seaching for zzzzz.com in the web entry area wink


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Standard User herbgold
(member) Sun 26-Jan-14 19:55:38
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The advantage of typing in the search box in Firefox is that you're prompted, which you're not if you type in the address box.

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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 26-Jan-14 20:22:57
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Either click on the magnifying glass (to the right of the URL entry box) or (quicker, as you're going to be using the keyboard to type in the search term anyway) type <ctrl>-E to get a search box. If you use the latter option it's quicker than selecting a search box with the mouse and then typing into it. If you use the former it's the same number of actions.

This way you get all of the advantages of a normal search box (you can search for a URL and you get prompted).
Standard User MrTAToad2
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 26-Jan-14 20:36:37
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What do you mean - I get the same results (and nothing extra) with both ways.

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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 26-Jan-14 21:10:20
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Prompted as in suggestions. Also, if you were indeed searching for www.google.com for example, then you would get a different result obviously, as typing that in address bar will take you to www.google.com whereas in the search bar it will run a search for "www.google.com"... Kind of obvious, but the point is there are differences anyhow smile

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