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Managing Your Configured Search Engines
Managing Your Configured Search Engines
After you have all the search engines added to Internet Explorer, over time you
might want to remove some or adjust the default search engine that IE uses.
To do so, go to the advanced search settings found in Internet Options. Follow
these steps to change the default search engine or remove a site:
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click the gear icon and click Manage Add-ons.
3. Click the Search Providers section.
4. You see a list of the search engines that you have added to Internet Explorer.
Select an entry from the list and click either the Remove or Set As Default
button to make changes to the search configuration.
Now that you understand the basics of search in Internet Explorer, you are
ready to move on to the next section about creating custom search entries.
Adding Custom Search Entries
Don’t like the search engines listed on the IE Add-ons site? This section shows
you how to add any website that has a search box to Internet Explorer search
box. You can do so in two ways. Website owners can add special HTML to
their pages that link to an Open Search XML file that allows users to add their
site to be searched. Because few websites actually support that feature, you
can always add a site manually with a few tweaks. To add your own site, just
follow these steps:
1. Open Internet Explorer and navigate to tweaks.com/546288 .
2. Open another tab or browser and go to the site for which you want to
add a custom search entry. On that site, use the site’s search function to
search for TEST in all capital letters.
3. When the search result page is shown, copy the URL from the browser
address window. Then switch back to the IE Add-ons page you opened
earlier.
4. Paste the URL you copied in the previous step into the URL box on the IE
Add-ons Create Your Own Search Provider page, as shown in Figure 10-2.
5. Type in a name for the search provider.
6. Click Install.
7. Click Add on the Add Search Provider dialog box.
 
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