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

09 Jan 2014   #1
irajacobs

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Search from taskbar appends http:// / to single words

Greetings all, I posted this here ( IE9 and adress bar questions ) but "A Guy" suggested I create a new thread, so here we are!

In case it matters, the following post is a modified version of the one found on January 5 at:
win 7 taskbar address toolbar error: adds backslash to url - Microsoft Community


I have a fresh install of Win 7 Ultimate x64, with IE 11 and all Windows Updates installed. I would like to search from the taskbar-mounted-address-bar. For search terms with a space in them, it works perfectly, but if I type in a single word, it appends http:// and /, and tries to navigate to the url instead of searching for the text.

The IE option "Go to an intranet site for a single word entry in the Address bar" is unchecked, and in fact disabled through the Group Policy Editor.

Any suggestions? Thank you.


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09 Jan 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I've never seen a search in the Taskbar could you show us what your referring to/ via screen shot,
See the links above my signature picture,
Also fill in your system spec's and which other browsers you have installed and which Security suite you have,
Also include any third party utilities you've add,
Did the issue happen in ie10 ?
Cheers.
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09 Jan 2014   #3
irajacobs

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Note: This is also occurring on my desktop computer, so it is probably functioning the way it's programmed in Win7, and I just want it to behave differently.

(image didn't show up for me except by hoverzoom, here's the link: http://imgur.com/PRFJJfi)

That's how I set up my taskbars; auto-hiding on the left side of the screen. The address bar is one of the integrated options in Windows - Right click the taskbar > Toolbars > Address

system specs: as this is on multiple systems (which vary significantly), it doesn't apply
other browsers: IE 11 on both computers, also firefox v26 on desktop
security suite: MS Security Essentials with all active protection disabled
3rd party utilities: none that I can recall. Perhaps Hamachi? But it happens even if Hamachi's off/exited
In IE10: didn't check, but on my laptop I tried uninstalling IE entirely, and it did still happen
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09 Jan 2014   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

This is just a wild guess but I would expect using the Address search would point to searching for a website ?
I've never used it personally possibly someone else here has ?
If you want to search a local file press the Windows logo key and type in it instead,
Cheers.
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09 Jan 2014   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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09 Jan 2014   #6
irajacobs

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
This is just a wild guess but I would expect using the Address search would point to searching for a website ?
I've never used it personally possibly someone else here has ?
If you want to search a local file press the Windows logo key and type in it instead,
Cheers.
As far as I know, when you mount an address bar on your taskbar, it's exactly the same as any other Windows Explorer address bar. You can enter a path to one of the directories on your hard drive, a website, or search from it. It's all automated by the way MS programmed it, I don't think it even has anything to do with IE, though that's hard to say for sure.

What do you mean by "Address search"? I am not using it to search for local files.
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09 Jan 2014   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

No, it's the same as a browser search bar, i.e. Google. A single word search won't work it has to end with a domain name such as .com.

This, then is normal.

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09 Jan 2014   #8
irajacobs

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay, so even if that is normal, I want single words to also search, instead of trying to resolve into addresses. How can I do that?
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09 Jan 2014   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Where do you want to search, the net or your PC?
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09 Jan 2014   #10
irajacobs

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

With multiple words, it uses your default search browser/engine. In my case, google.ca in Chrome. I just want the same behavior for a single word. It doesn't seem like a huge difference, I just don't know how to config it.
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