A search provider
is used when you search
for information on the internet. You can change the search provider for a specific search (Internet Explorer will use that search provider until you choose another one or until you close Internet Explorer)
and you can specify which search provider you prefer to use by default. When you first install Internet Explorer, you might have only one provider (ex: Bing) installed.
Some search providers offer search suggestions to help make your searches faster. When you start typing a search term into the search box (IE8) or Address bar (IE9), a list of other search terms will appear. You can continue typing, or use your arrow keys or mouse to choose one of the suggested terms.
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable search suggestions
for specific search providers
that you installed in IE8
, or IE10
, you have the option of turning search suggestions on and off (OPTION TWO below) at will for displaying in the address bar of IE9 or search box in (IE8).
, search suggestions is turned off until enabled and turned on again.