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Windows 7: Search from taskbar appends http:// / to single words

10 Jan 2014   #21
irajacobs

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Methinks it's a bug!

Perhaps the solution is not using the address toolbar
.. replacing it with a user toolbar containing search
.. or pinning search to the taskbar
could use a little help figuring out how to do either, but I think pinning search to the taskbar is a better soultion for Ira
I have no intention of using a 3rd party app/toolbar, this is a fairly minor inconvenience, I just like to troubleshoot

What do you mean "pinning search to the taskbar"?

Paying attention to the jumplist, if you enter a single WORD, it has "Search for "WORD"" and if you select that option, the entry in the bar becomes "? WORD" which does a search for it, like I'm wanting. This may be a good hint, but I don't want to have to type "? WORD" every time either.


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11 Jan 2014   #22
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

If I knew the exe for Start menu search box I could try some of these, but alas

Not a 3rd party app - Create a new toolbar with search in it.

You can drag objects to the taskbar and 'pin' them there - so again if I knew the search exe...

Well aren't we the finiky one... ? word isn't good enough

I missed the escape character - looked for it, missed it
makes sense though

I guess I'm done - I don't use that feature and I've exhausted my efforts.

Good luck - post if you find something

Bill

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irajacobs View Post
I have no intention of using a 3rd party app/toolbar, this is a fairly minor inconvenience, I just like to troubleshoot

What do you mean "pinning search to the taskbar"?

Paying attention to the jumplist, if you enter a single WORD, it has "Search for "WORD"" and if you select that option, the entry in the bar becomes "? WORD" which does a search for it, like I'm wanting. This may be a good hint, but I don't want to have to type "? WORD" every time either.
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