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Windows 7: IE9 pathetic choice of search providers in the United Kingdom

27 Oct 2011   #1
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
IE9 pathetic choice of search providers in the United Kingdom

Why I hate Internet Explorer
Had some trouble with the annoying Babylon search I finally managed to get rid of it but was left with Bing as the default search engine I prefer Google so I went to add it but it was absent from the UK search providers the only real competition for Bing that
Microsoft allows is the Ask & Yahoo search engines plenty of rubbish options like confused.com or BBC music search but no Google !
I did find a Google accelerator in the add-ons but you cannot set it as the default search engine.
I had to revisit the search engine page & change the gb in the Address bar to us & get the Google search provider from the US site.


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27 Oct 2011   #2
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Have you tried clicking on Tools/Manage Add-ons/Search Providers, then highlight Google and choose in the lower part of the window "Set as default".
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27 Oct 2011   #3
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

After installing Google from the US site of course I did that.
Compare the sites for Great Britain , Australia, Canada & the United States.
Microsoft treat their overseas customers with contempt.

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28 Oct 2011   #4
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

I just tried the UK link. I put Google in the search area and found the window that lets me choose as search provider or as accellerator. After choosing search provider, I got the screen to add to IE. I don't see how that process is different from the US site. (I often have trouble finding what I want in the browse list so I always need to use the wierd "search area" next to the magnifying glass icon.)


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18 Sep 2012   #5
Kothos

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

The problem now is the search box is entirely missing from the (Australian) site and the URL has changed. This is the old URL:

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And the "us" needs to be changed to "en-us".

Microsoft is pathetic - it took me 3 hours to go through this entire process when it should have taken 3 seconds. This kind of harrassment of their userbase can only make us hate them more. We spend hundreds of millions on MS products at work and I will never recommend them again.
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20 Sep 2012   #6
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Old url: http://www.iegallery.com/us/addons/?...earchproviders

Redirects here: http://www.iegallery.com/en-us/addon...&featuretype=2

and seems to be working correctly for me, in California.
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20 Sep 2012   #7
Kothos

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Ah, yes the old one was redirecting me too - but to the Australian site.

I had to type in the current URL for the US site exactly in order to get there.
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