Sir: I've spent a while on this today so far. I get the .html/.xml thing
working okay; I can click the button or choose "Add search providers -> (my
custom one)" - except when I try to add the search provider, I get a pop-up
that says the following:
The search provider could not be installed.
This might have happened because:
- A required file could not be downloaded
- The website is unavailable
- You are not connected to the Internet
You might want to try again later.
For testing purposes I'm just trying to get Google Images to work.
The "provider.htm" file I have is this:
<INPUT TYPE="button" VALUE="Add Search Provider"
onClick='window.external.AddSearchProvider("C:\Doc uments and
<link title="jimTest" rel="search"
href="c:\documents and settings\me\Desktop\Provider.xml">
and Provider.xml is this:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
- <OpenSearchDescription xmlns="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/">
So... what am I missing????
"G. R. Woodring" wrote:
> You will need to visit the site provided by PA Bear with a computer that has
> internet access. The main part of the page allows you to create an .XML file
> that will be the search add-in.
> Lower on the page is the link: "4. WebDevs: Learn more about how to _add search
> providers from script_." which takes you here:
> This page describes how to create a simple .HTML page containing a button to add
> the search provider plug-in. The .HTML file and .XML file can be copied onto a
> floppy or USB drive for transfer to the office computers. Open the .HTML file
> in IE and click the button.
> In a worst case scenario you might need to print out the .XML and .HTML files
> and retype them in Notepad on the office computers. That would not be much more
> effort than typing this message :-)
> G. R. Woodring
> Date: 7/31/2009 11:01 PM, Author: JaimeZX Wrote:
> > Perhaps I didn't make myself clear; alternatively, I might not have
> > understood what you were trying to tell me.
> > None of these office computers has an internet connection. I cannot send any
> > of them to any website. I assume that there is a .dat or .ini or a registry
> > entry somewhere; I just need to be pointed in the right direction.
> > Thanks again!
> > Jim
> > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
> >> See http://www.enhanceie.com/ie/searchbuilder.asp
> >> --
> >> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> >> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> >> JaimeZX wrote:
> >>> We have a bunch of machines on our intranet; all have a standard image
> >>> with
> >>> IE7. I'd like to be able to use the search bar for our internal search,
> >>> but
> >>> if I choose the "find more providers" it tries to go to the Microsoft
> >>> website. Trouble is, our internal network is not connected to the
> >>> internet.
> >>> How can I manually set up the search bar to work with our intranet?
> >>> Thanks much in advance!