Friday, June 26, 2009

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Search Internet And More From Your Start Menu

If you're like many people, you've come to depend on the power of searching the Internet. Now with Instant Search you can just as easily anything on your computer as well as in the internet.
 
Now it is easy to Search the internet without having to open the internet browser and typing the search value in the searchbox on your toolbar or what ever... Its possible to Search Google and More from the Start Menu itself.

Note: You can access Instant Search just about anywhere in Windows Vista—including the Start menu. If you want to improve your local file searches (within your system), the best place to start is with the indexing feature itself. Read more on how to improve your Indexing Options.
If you use Google, Wikipedia, Yahoo, etc a lot then this guide is for you. Here you‟ll learn how to search these websites from your Start Menu.
Please Note: This guide involves the use of the Group Policy Editor, which is not included with Vista Home Premium/Basic or Windows XP Home. 
Configuring Your Start Menu to Search Google
  1. Start Group Policy Editor (Start and clickRun)and type gpedit.msc). Note: You can also type this in start menu search in windows vista (just click start and type gpedit.msc
  2. In the left panel, go to User Configuration and then Administrative Templates and thenWindows Components and chooseInstant Search
  3. In the right panel, right click on Custom Instant Search Internet Search Provider policy setting and select Properties
  4. Select Enabled
  5. Now in the first String or dll resource… field, type Search Google
  6. In the The URL to use when… field, type http://www.google.com/search?q=%w
  7. Press OK and Reboot your computer (If you wish to apply the changed policy setting immediately, open a command prompt and run gpupdate/force)
  8. Press the Start button, type your search for Google, click Search Google, and Google will load.

Configuring Your Start Menu to Search  Wikipedia
Follow the steps above and replace steps 5 and 6 with  the following:
5. In the first String or dll resource… field, type  Search Wikipedia
6. In the The URL to use when… field, type  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%w

Configuring Your Start Menu to Search Yahoo
Follow the steps above and replace steps 5 and 6 with the following:
5. Now in the first String or dll resource… field, type Search Yahoo
6. In the The URL to use when… field, type http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=%w
Most of us rely on the Windows Search tool on a daily basis to find and organize files. It’s a tremendously powerful tool, but if you leave its defaults intact, you’ll be missing out on a lot of its potential... Read more on how to Customize Search Feature In Windows Vista

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