Internet Explorer 9 surely is going to change the way we think about Microsoft’s capabilities when it comes to developing browsers. For those who are not yet aware of the Beauty of the Web, refer to this article to download IE 9 and also read it’s review.
IE 9 has a two in one address cum search bar that is a part of it’s compact design. Bing is the default search engine in IE 9, but you add other search providers or change this default search to Google or anything else. Here are the steps to set Google as default search:
1. Click on the Settings icon in the top right, and select ‘Manage add-ons’.
2. In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, select ‘Search Providers’ in the left pane. You should now see Bing as the default search engine in the list of search providers in the right pane.
3. Click on ‘Find more search providers’ link in the bottom left.
4. This will open up Microsoft’s Add-ons page for search providers, where you can browse and select any of the search add-ons, including Google, Wikipedia, eBay.com, Amazon, Yahoo!, ESPN, Facebook Search, Hulu, Lyrics, Photobucket, and so on.
5. You should be able to find Google in the first page itself. Click on ‘Add to Internet Explorer’.
6. When asked ‘Do you want to add this search provider?’, select the check box ‘Make this my default search provider’, and then click ‘Add’. By default Search Suggestions is enabled. If you want to turn off search suggestions then clear the check box ‘Use search suggestions from this provider’.
7. That’s it. Now close the Manage Add-ons dialog and re open it via Settings –> Manage Add-Ons. You should now be able to see Google listed.
Select the check box ‘Prevent programs from suggesting changes to my default search provider’ if you want to keep all those pesky toolbars like Ask toolbar from hijacking your search bar. When it comes to managing add-ons not much has changed since IE 8.