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Windows 7: First problem with IE9 - no search provider

15 Mar 2011   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
First problem with IE9 - no search provider

I seem to have no search provider in my brand new IE9. So I consult the help page on how to get one, and it says that:


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Click the Show Address bar Autocomplete button, and then click Add in the lower right corner for the Address bar.

In the Add-ons Gallery, choose a search provider, and then click Add to Internet Explorer.

In the Add Search Provider dialog box, you can do one or more of the following .... etc.
Unfortunately there is absolutely no Show Address bar Autocomplete button to be seen anywhere. So I am already stuck at the first step. Any ideas?


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15 Mar 2011   #2
Cato

 

After opening a new tab go to the address bar and type in a partial word, or full word and the window will open that allows you to "Add." In my case, Google and Bing's icons are already there.

Maybe I'll get used to it, but so far I liked the Search in IE8 better.
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15 Mar 2011   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cato View Post
After opening a new tab go to the address bar and type in a partial word, or full word and the window will open that allows you to "Add." In my case, Google and Bing's icons are already there.

Maybe I'll get used to it, but so far I liked the Search in IE8 better.
Unfortunately this does not work. All I get is "History" and "Favorites" opening up.
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15 Mar 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I just figured it out. There were some bum settings in "Manage add ons". After I cleared those, things worked.
Cato, thanks again for your suggestion - now it works as you suggested.
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15 Mar 2011   #5
Cato

 

Great. Now it's time for me to get familiar with the rest of it. New things/Old minds.
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15 Mar 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Have a look at those dumb settings. I wonder whether that is the default setting at installation time or whether they took that from my IE8. I did not even have Bing - no search engine at all.


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15 Mar 2011   #7
Cato

 

Apparently it comes from the IE8 settings. Mine only had Google and Bing and the two items were checked correctly.

I tried a couple of Beta versions of IE9 but didn't ever keep one over a couple of days and would go back to 8. So far, everything seems to be okay. I always have the "just never know" feelings when something new arrives.
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15 Mar 2011   #8
Imperfect1

 
 

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15 Mar 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
Thanks Imperfect. But the problem is solved. None of the "traditional" solutions would have worked the way the add-on options were set.
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17 Mar 2011   #10
Magnamuz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cato View Post
Maybe I'll get used to it, but so far I liked the Search in IE8 better.
Is there a way to add it separatly from the URL bar as it was in IE8?
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