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Windows 7: Dave's Quick Search Installed on W7 7100 64 bit

05 Jun 2009   #11
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
Does anyone these days NOT have a browser already running the background all the time?
DQSD has quite a bit of flexibility and customization for repetitive power searchs as well as system commands and functions Some of its features are incorporated into the latest browser versions but not all.

For more info: Dave's Quick Search Taskbar Toolbar Deskbar

And like DarthSLR said I have hundreds of bookmarks, a lot I should delete, but the workhorse links I can keep in DQSD with canned parameters and access them with whatever mnemonic I chose.


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05 Jun 2009   #12
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarthSLR View Post
Great to know!

I probably will give it another run then :-) Now with your new, more up-to-date instructions...

So, you're saying forcing ie32 is really necessary? Did you by any chance tried any other browsers? (chrome, ff, etc.)
Forcing IE32 is necessary if you want Adobe Flash Player or any other addon that is not compatible with IE64.

No I did not actually try another default browser (FF, Chrome, Opera) and I should have pointed that out. However it should work with the instructions given above as long as it is defined as the Windows Default. The step that forces IE 32 bit usage is not needed.

Perhaps someone can try another browser and post the result.
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05 Jun 2009   #13
DarthSLR

Windows XP Pro SP3; Windows 7201x64
 
 

DSQD may not seem like much at first glance. When I first was told about it (around 2002 methinks) I was rather skeptical myself, thinking "yeah, sure, another open crap tool". However, my skepticism was quickly blown away by the simple yet impressive power of this little wonder-app.
Need an answer? Just type your question and it launches google (well, you can tell it to launch bing instead)
Need more details? Add "?" at the end and it goes to wikipedia.
Want thesaurus? Add ":" at the end, and it goes to dictionary.
Wanna see a map? Type the address (just zip is ok) and add +...
I can go on and on...
Let me just say this: the lack of DQSD would seriously affect my switch to Windows7
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05 Jun 2009   #14
DarthSLR

Windows XP Pro SP3; Windows 7201x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muad Dib View Post
Forcing IE32 is necessary if you want Adobe Flash Player or any other addon that is not compatible with IE64.

No I did not actually try another default browser (FF, Chrome, Opera) and I should have pointed that out. However it should work with the instructions given above as long as it is defined as the Windows Default. The step that forces IE 32 bit usage is not needed.

Perhaps someone can try another browser and post the result.
Gotcha, thanks!

I will try it again... Hopefully this time there will be no scripting errors...
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05 Jun 2009   #15
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarthSLR View Post
Gotcha, thanks!

I will try it again... Hopefully this time there will be no scripting errors...
If the scripts are being blocked in IE make sure of the following:

1) In Internet Explorer go to Tools>Internet Options>Advanced.
2) Scroll down to Security.
3) Check the box "Allow active content to run in files on My Computer".
4) Click Apply, exit and restart IE.
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05 Jun 2009   #16
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Thanks Muad Dib. I'll have to give that a try.

Gary
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05 Jun 2009   #17
DarthSLR

Windows XP Pro SP3; Windows 7201x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muad Dib View Post
If the scripts are being blocked in IE make sure of the following:

1) In Internet Explorer go to Tools>Internet Options>Advanced.
2) Scroll down to Security.
3) Check the box "Allow active content to run in files on My Computer".
4) Click Apply, exit and restart IE.
Ah-ha! That was probably the culprit to begin with! Thanks, man!
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05 Jun 2009   #18
DarthSLR

Windows XP Pro SP3; Windows 7201x64
 
 

It WORKS! Shortcuts and all!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
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05 Jun 2009   #19
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarthSLR View Post
It WORKS! Shortcuts and all!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Your welcome! Your welcome! Your welcome!

I will add that check to my instructions tomorrow.... getting now.

P.S. Don't do any registry cleaning until I add one more caution either, Some registry cleaning tools (CCLeaner) will delete the DQSD entries unless they are excluded. I will add that tomorrow too.

Later!
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06 Jun 2009   #20
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

I have added sections to the instructions to enable script editing and protecting DQSD registry entries from registry cleaners.
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