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cannot add search provider in IE8

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by biff, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. biff

    biff Flightless Bird

    I am trying to add a search provider in IE8 but am unable to. I click on
    find more providers and then go to a page that has a bunch of search
    providers (http://www.ieaddons.com/en/searchproviders) but when I click the
    "Add to Internet Explorer" button beside a search option nothing happens. I
    know a box is supposed to pop up asking me if I want to add the search
    provider and make it my default but no such box pops up. Why would that be?
     
  2. Don Varnau

    Don Varnau Flightless Bird

    Hi,
    1. You don't mention an error message, but see:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/articl...h-provider-when-adding-a-Search-provider.html
    With Vista or Windows 7, you should run that command from an elevated
    command prompt.
    http://www.winhelponline.com/articl...elevated-Command-Prompt-in-Windows-Vista.html

    2. From Internet Options> Security, select the Internet zone and click the
    Default Level button.

    3. Start Internet Explorer without add-ons by right-clicking the IE icon on
    the desktop. Choose Start without add-ons.
    or
    from Start> Programs> Accessories> System tools> Internet Explorer (no
    add-ons)
    If the problem goes away, you have an incompatible browser add-on installed.

    For troubleshooting information see:
    IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/07/25/678113.aspx

    Windows Vista Help- Internet Explorer add-ons frequently asked questions:
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/e85a03aa-c7c6-428e-9891-67ea76df9b7e1033.mspx

    4. With the warning that a reset will delete AutoComplete data, such as
    passwords and you will have to reinstall or re-enable browser add-ons, use
    the Reset IE Settings button in Internet Options> Advanced.

    Useful for recovering stored passwords before you clear all stored login
    data:
    IE PassView- NirSoft:
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/internet_explorer_password.html

    What a reset of IE settings will do:
    Windows Vista Help- Reset Internet Explorer settings:
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/81fe3b46-2460-459e-b826-8f134a7fe1771033.mspx

    5. A third-part security program may be causing the problem. What
    third-party security suite or antivirus program is installed?
    -
    Hope this helps,
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]

    "biff" <biff@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:942FB085-49CC-402C-B864-BDA16015CE57@microsoft.com...
    > I am trying to add a search provider in IE8 but am unable to. I click on
    > find more providers and then go to a page that has a bunch of search
    > providers (http://www.ieaddons.com/en/searchproviders) but when I click

    the
    > "Add to Internet Explorer" button beside a search option nothing happens.

    I
    > know a box is supposed to pop up asking me if I want to add the search
    > provider and make it my default but no such box pops up. Why would that

    be?
     

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