"Cone" <Cone@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:728652BA-80C9-4048-8C4C-A38CF21EEFDD@microsoft.com...
> Don thanks for the tip. i tried the Go Find ? and it did not help.
Explain? Go, Find and ? just ensure that a search from the
Address bar get done if that feature is enabled.
Otherwise, if you are only "searching for" one word or non-blank
string that may be interpreted as a potential unprefixed "URL"
to be tried. Then the first thing that would happen on that tack
would be a DNS lookup. At that point some users ISP's may
have a "feechur" which causes the ISP's favourite search site
to be invoked with that search string. So, if your ISP's search site
and yours are the same, that could explain your symptoms (to the
extent that you have disclosed them to us.)
> i did
> find that my PC still displays a list of results but my laptop goes to a
> specific site sometimes.
Are they both using the same DNS?
> i have checked Internet Options for both and they
> are identical. Can you recommend where else would i check to see if there is
> something different on one machine from the other? It's not a big issue and
> i will get around it by search with Google or similar, but always curious
> about how these things tick. Thanks for your help.
If you really want to know what is going on trace both cases
with Fiddler2. If there is not sufficient information from that
to infer the cause of your observations you could also trace
registry accesses using either RegMon or ProcMon.
ProcMon may be preferred even if you are only looking for
registry tracing because you can open traces from two sources
with it to try to compare them.
BTW ProcMon has an unfortunate tendency to crash my system
with a BSOD so don't have anything else critical running when
you try this analysis. ; )
> "Don Varnau" wrote:
>> Address Bar searching did change between IE6 and IE7.
>> See: Tips for searching the Internet - Windows Vista Help:
>> (Should also apply to IE7 onXP)
>> Hope this helps,
>> [MS MVP- IE]
>> "Cone" <Cone@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > using IE 7, XP sp 3. i used to type in a word or
>> > phrase in the address bar and get a list of various results (like Google)
>> > which i preferred. Now when i type in a word or phrase, i sometimes get a
>> > specific site (like Google "feeling lucky") which i do not like. Did IE
>> > change something or did i change some setting? Thank you.
>> > c