"Fortunate are those who take the first steps.” ― Paulo Coelho

IE search settings in Regedit – Tips 3

~~Cool Tips ~~

There is a cool discovery (not by me :-)) which I would like to share with you all…
If you modify the registry settings of Internet Explorer then you can achieve the following results…

eg. If you want to search for "cyberiafreak" on google then simply in the IE address bar you can type

g "cyberiafreak"

or if you want to search the meaning of smother in dictionary you can do some setting like

d hack

msdn lifecycle

Now have a quick look at the settings that you will have to do in the registry… For ease I am pasing my exported registry… Copy paste the below text in a notepad and save it as "IEQuickLaunch.reg"… After saving it double click on the file which will import the settings to the registry… Do note that you will have to be the admin of your machine to change the registry settings…


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\d]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\g]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\msdn]


The above settings will get you the following shortcuts, you can then add your own…

1.) g searchword [will search google with search word]
2.) d searchword [will search dictionary with search word]
3.) msdn searchword [will search msdn with search word]


Mahe ~

Src : from wintips blog


March 18, 2005 - Posted by | XP_cool Tips

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