The path IE Tools | Internet Options | Advanced | Searching | Search from
the Address Bar does not allow for a check to indicate yes - to search from
the address bar. Instead, Search from the Address Bar is a menu heading under
which are the two following options which CAN be checked (or not):
(radio button) Do not submit unknown addresses to your auto-search provider
(radio button) Just display the results in the main window
I do remember on previous versions of IE that you could choose to search
from the address bar - but not in the version on my desktop. It does work on
my daughter's laptop though. I can't find the distinction.
It's not that big a deal. I can always just use ctl-e to search from the
search bar. It's just a habit.
"PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
> Please state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista x64 SP2) when
> posting to this newsgroup.
> IE Tools | Internet Options | Advanced | Searching | Search from the Address
> bar <=Is this option checked/enabled?
> Also see my colleague Robert Aldwinckle's recommendations here:
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> lcsusa wrote:
> > I am used to typing anything I want to into the address field and getting
> > results from Google. That no longer works. I need to use the search bar to
> > the right of the address bar. I am constantly forgetting. It's
> > inconvenient.
> > Why has that feature been disabled in IE8? Or is it something that I'm
> > doing
> > wrong?
> > TIA