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Windows 7: IE 9 Search Box Missing

11 Apr 2011   #11
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

IE9 apparently used the SQM data returned for both functionality and design choices, so if you guys have issue with the design or usage, it's best to make sure Microsoft knows. I don't know that a few drops in a larger bucket will make any kind of waves, but you wouldn't be the first to complain about the address bar/search box issues.


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11 Apr 2011   #12
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Add Google to your Favorites. In the address bar, click on the down arrow, look at your favorites from there, now click on Google using the mouse's 'middle button' to open Google in a separate/new tab.
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11 Apr 2011   #13
Carnivore

Windows 7 Professional x64 (Retail)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Add Google to your Favorites. In the address bar, click on the down arrow, look at your favorites from there, now click on Google using the mouse's 'middle button' to open Google in a separate/new tab.
Thanks but the whole situation is just ridiculous. People shouldn't be made to jump through hoops just to do the simplest things with their browser, and they shouldn't have to read a tutorial to learn how to search.
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11 Apr 2011   #14
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

My IE 9 Search/address bar works just like IE 7 on my XP did. Start typing and narrow your selections in the drop box until you find it.

If you block the Search function it won't search the net for results just like any browser.


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11 Apr 2011   #15
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

Hmmm. I don't get the Google suggestions, but when I type "Sevenforums" in the address bar and click Enter, Google appears with search suggestions. I suppose that works as if there were a separate search box.

So, Carnivore, where do I address my complaint?
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11 Apr 2011   #16
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

In the top right click on Tools- it looks like a star lock washer.
Click Manage Add ons.
Click Search Providers tab as in Snip.

If more than one search is listed on the top right make sure Google is Enabled.
Then check mark "Search in the address bar" then click Apply if it shows or close.
Mine is enabled so I'm not sure now if it had Apply the first time.

Mike

By the way this is a built in security measure by NOT doing Search automatically.
Some people do not want to send any info to Google or any other Search engine.
So MS set it to off as a default.
It isn't a mistake it was intentional.
Mike


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11 Apr 2011   #17
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

Mike: Thanks. Yup, those are my settings. When I click enter after entering a term or terms, the Google.com appears with my term or terms entered as the search topic. I'm not complaining--just explaining. I have no idea why my results would differ from yours.
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11 Apr 2011   #18
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

There is another setting somewhere evidently.

Sorry that didn't cure the problem.
You can take a look at the tutorials already posted.

I just can't think of it at the moment what the problem is.
If I do I'll post it.
Sorry.
Mike

PS- Afterthought
Do you have more than one search engine listed?
If so disabling the others MAY resolve it. ??? Maybe.
As you can see I deleted all the others. Bing etc.
I just got used to Google over the years.
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09 May 2011   #19
Ange1ofD4rkness

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

This was the main reason I removed IE9 I need those boxes seperate. I mean I am not a big fan of the new look, but that box missing, right there made me want to uninstall. It also doesn't help that my college e-books don't work on IE9 kind of need to view those to, so back to IE8 (Oh I missed you search box)
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09 May 2011   #20
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

IE9 has what seems some very strange design decisions. Some of it copying chrome tho not all of it as I think chrome still has a search bar? I am guessing they removed it as the original design had the tabs sharing with the search bar which they had the sense just before release to make optional, now with tabs on their own row the address bar is huge and certianly has room for the search bar to be readded.
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