Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Changing the default search provider to Google in Internet Explorer 9

Seems like Microsoft continues to go out of its way to prevent Internet Explorer users from ditching Bing for Google – at least for Australian based users. After I got a new laptop yesterday I  spent nearly 25 minutes today trying to figure out how to do this and eventually found the direct link for the Google Search provider. 

http://www.iegallery.com/en/addons/detail.aspx?id=13555

I don’t know whether this link will remain static of not (am I cynical in thinking it will change frequently?) but for now you just need to open it and then click the ‘Add to Internet Explorer’ button.

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