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Adding your own search provider to IE7

by on Jan.01, 2008, under software

Internet Explorer 7 has built in search and by default it uses Live Search by Microsoft. You can however choose from a list of other providers that is available at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/searchguide/en-en/default.mspx

Recently I was looking for some movies and TV series on Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) and I thought it might be nice if I am able to search not through the website but directly from IE. But since IMDB is not one of the listed available providers, I had to find a way how to add it manually myself. Programmers in MS are not stupid and made this task quite easy – all you had to do is to follow the 5 steps shown on the website:

Search

Put the following line in the first box:
http://www.imdb.com/find?s=all&q=TEST

The simply add a name for the search provider and you’re done. Easy!


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