Re: IE7 Default Search Engine From Address Bar
"Steve T" <SteveT@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> While troubleshooting a different issue, I cleared temp internet files,
> history and cookies. Now I don't know if this is a coincidence or not, I can
> no longer search from the address bar. I have to use the little search
> window next to the address bar.
> When I try from the address bar,
Why are you doing that? Why not use the Search bar? E.g. press Ctrl-e
In any case are you signalling your search by starting with question mark space (? )
(or any of the other equivalent so-called "Address bar shortcuts"--go, find--
documented in the F1 Help--they actually work--who knew?)
> I get the
> screen that says The Address is Invalid. It is automatically putting http://
> in front of the search word(s). I am only pressing enter. I am not doing
> shift enter. What did I do and how do I get this fuctionality back?
Do you in fact have Search from the Address bar enabled?
(Hint: via Options, Advanced tab, Search from the Address bar section)
BTW it's probably Ctrl-Enter that you are thinking of as the special Enter
which creates www URLs from just domain names.
> Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
> IE 7