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Re: search pane missing?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Lane, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Lane

    Lane Flightless Bird

    WHY was it removed? That was a very stupid thing for Microsoft to do
    especially with the advent of widescreen displays. Yeah, I may sound upset,
    but that happens when people remove functionality without being upfront and
    explaining why in the "What's New" section. So, again, in case you missed
    the question: WHY was it removed? Please don't tell me to Google it. I have
    gone through hundreds of links from a Google search and none of them explain
    WHY it iwas removed.

    Thanks,
    Lane


    "Sandi - Microsoft MVP" wrote:

    > It doesn't exist anymore.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Sandi Hardmeier
    > Microsoft MVP since 1999
    > http://www.ie-vista.com
    > Blog:
    > http://www.msmvps.com/spywaresucks
    > Internet Explorer Community
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/community/default.mspx
    > The email address I use for newsgroups is a spam trap and does not get read.
    >
    > "tpedersen6" <tpedersen6@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:6DD64A16-EC88-47B3-80B3-CDF2FFC33E8D@microsoft.com...
    > >I loved having a search pane open on the left side of my screen. I don't
    > >see
    > > it in IE7... does it exist or am I missing something?

    >
    >
    >
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    And if you knew why...what would you do?

    If you never find out...what will you do?
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Lane wrote:
    > WHY was it removed? That was a very stupid thing for Microsoft to do
    > especially with the advent of widescreen displays. Yeah, I may sound upset,
    > but that happens when people remove functionality without being upfront and
    > explaining why in the "What's New" section. So, again, in case you missed
    > the question: WHY was it removed? Please don't tell me to Google it. I have
    > gone through hundreds of links from a Google search and none of them explain
    > WHY it iwas removed.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Lane
    >
    >
    > "Sandi - Microsoft MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> It doesn't exist anymore.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Sandi Hardmeier
    >> Microsoft MVP since 1999
    >> http://www.ie-vista.com
    >> Blog:
    >> http://www.msmvps.com/spywaresucks
    >> Internet Explorer Community
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/community/default.mspx
    >> The email address I use for newsgroups is a spam trap and does not get read.
    >>
    >> "tpedersen6" <tpedersen6@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:6DD64A16-EC88-47B3-80B3-CDF2FFC33E8D@microsoft.com...
    >>> I loved having a search pane open on the left side of my screen. I don't
    >>> see
    >>> it in IE7... does it exist or am I missing something?

    >>
    >>
     
  3. Robert Aldwinckle

    Robert Aldwinckle Flightless Bird

    "Lane" <Lane@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E1C0CFB9-998A-4030-9924-8971354DCF26@microsoft.com...
    > WHY was it removed? That was a very stupid thing for Microsoft to do
    > especially with the advent of widescreen displays. Yeah, I may sound
    > upset,
    > but that happens when people remove functionality without being upfront
    > and
    > explaining why in the "What's New" section. So, again, in case you missed
    > the question: WHY was it removed? Please don't tell me to Google it. I
    > have
    > gone through hundreds of links from a Google search and none of them
    > explain
    > WHY it iwas removed.



    In fact, it wasn't removed from IE7. It is just disabled by default
    because hardly any search site supports it any more.

    It's still there in IE8 too apparently. A checkbox in Options, Advanced
    tab, browsing section:
    Enable websites to use the search pane


    HTH

    Robert Aldwinckle
    ---


    >
    > Thanks,
    > Lane
    >
    >
    > "Sandi - Microsoft MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> It doesn't exist anymore.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Sandi Hardmeier
    >> Microsoft MVP since 1999
    >> http://www.ie-vista.com
    >> Blog:
    >> http://www.msmvps.com/spywaresucks
    >> Internet Explorer Community
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/community/default.mspx
    >> The email address I use for newsgroups is a spam trap and does not get
    >> read.
    >>
    >> "tpedersen6" <tpedersen6@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:6DD64A16-EC88-47B3-80B3-CDF2FFC33E8D@microsoft.com...
    >> >I loved having a search pane open on the left side of my screen. I
    >> >don't
    >> >see
    >> > it in IE7... does it exist or am I missing something?

    >>
    >>
    >>
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Removed in IE7? ...IE8? You're reply to thread from August 2006, long
    before IE8 was even in beta.

    Lane wrote:
    > WHY was it removed? That was a very stupid thing for Microsoft to do
    > especially with the advent of widescreen displays. Yeah, I may sound
    > upset,
    > but that happens when people remove functionality without being upfront
    > and
    > explaining why in the "What's New" section. So, again, in case you missed
    > the question: WHY was it removed? Please don't tell me to Google it. I
    > have gone through hundreds of links from a Google search and none of them
    > explain WHY it iwas removed.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Lane
    >
    >
    > "Sandi - Microsoft MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> It doesn't exist anymore.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Sandi Hardmeier
    >> Microsoft MVP since 1999
    >> http://www.ie-vista.com
    >> Blog:
    >> http://www.msmvps.com/spywaresucks
    >> Internet Explorer Community
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/community/default.mspx
    >> The email address I use for newsgroups is a spam trap and does not get
    >> read.
    >>
    >> "tpedersen6" <tpedersen6@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:6DD64A16-EC88-47B3-80B3-CDF2FFC33E8D@microsoft.com...
    >>> I loved having a search pane open on the left side of my screen. I
    >>> don't
    >>> see
    >>> it in IE7... does it exist or am I missing something?
     
  5. Lane

    Lane Flightless Bird

    OK:
    The checkbox mentioned was already checked and it did not work. However, I
    did some more searching and found two reg files that helped

    /* start of first file */
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{e3061d40-32e2-4cbb-9d7b-5e5df890252e}]
    @="Google Search"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{e3061d40-32e2-4cbb-9d7b-5e5df890252e}\Implemented
    Categories]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{e3061d40-32e2-4cbb-9d7b-5e5df890252e}\Implemented
    Categories\{00021493-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{e3061d40-32e2-4cbb-9d7b-5e5df890252e}\InProcServer32]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
    00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,\
    64,00,6f,00,63,00,76,00,77,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
    "ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{e3061d40-32e2-4cbb-9d7b-5e5df890252e}\Instance]
    "CLSID"="{4D5C8C2A-D075-11d0-B416-00C04FB90376}."

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{e3061d40-32e2-4cbb-9d7b-5e5df890252e}\Instance\InitPropertyBag]
    "Url"="http://www.google.com/ie"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer
    Bars\{e3061d40-32e2-4cbb-9d7b-5e5df890252e}]
    "BarSize"=hex:DC,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
    /* end of first file */

    /* start of second file */
    REGEDIT4


    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
    "Use Search Asst"="no"
    "Search Page"="http://www.google.com"
    "Search Bar"="http://www.google.com/ie"

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL]
    ""="http://www.google.com/keyword/%s"
    "provider"="gogl"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search]
    "SearchAssistant"="http://www.google.com/ie"
    /* end of second file */

    Originally, neither one of these worrked even if I restarted Internet
    Explorer. But after I rebooted my computer, it worked fine. Since I did not
    reboot after the first file, I am not sure if the second file is necessary.
    To run the reg files, copy the text in between the "start" and "end" comments
    (not including these comments) and place in a text file and save with an
    extension of ".reg". Then double click the file. Create a separate reg file
    for each of the above.

    Lane


    "Robert Aldwinckle" wrote:

    >
    > "Lane" <Lane@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:E1C0CFB9-998A-4030-9924-8971354DCF26@microsoft.com...
    > > WHY was it removed? That was a very stupid thing for Microsoft to do
    > > especially with the advent of widescreen displays. Yeah, I may sound
    > > upset,
    > > but that happens when people remove functionality without being upfront
    > > and
    > > explaining why in the "What's New" section. So, again, in case you missed
    > > the question: WHY was it removed? Please don't tell me to Google it. I
    > > have
    > > gone through hundreds of links from a Google search and none of them
    > > explain
    > > WHY it iwas removed.

    >
    >
    > In fact, it wasn't removed from IE7. It is just disabled by default
    > because hardly any search site supports it any more.
    >
    > It's still there in IE8 too apparently. A checkbox in Options, Advanced
    > tab, browsing section:
    > Enable websites to use the search pane
    >
    >
    > HTH
    >
    > Robert Aldwinckle
    > ---
    >
    >
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > Lane
    > >
    > >
    > > "Sandi - Microsoft MVP" wrote:
    > >
    > >> It doesn't exist anymore.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >>
    > >> Sandi Hardmeier
    > >> Microsoft MVP since 1999
    > >> http://www.ie-vista.com
    > >> Blog:
    > >> http://www.msmvps.com/spywaresucks
    > >> Internet Explorer Community
    > >> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/community/default.mspx
    > >> The email address I use for newsgroups is a spam trap and does not get
    > >> read.
    > >>
    > >> "tpedersen6" <tpedersen6@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:6DD64A16-EC88-47B3-80B3-CDF2FFC33E8D@microsoft.com...
    > >> >I loved having a search pane open on the left side of my screen. I
    > >> >don't
    > >> >see
    > >> > it in IE7... does it exist or am I missing something?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    > .
    >
     
  6. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi Lane,

    see http://www.iecustomizer.com/iepanels

    There are about 300 side bar panels for IE, FX, Sea Monkey and Opera. If you
    have a custom Side bar ping me and I can give you instructions to package it
    in an installer and add it to my listings at iec.

    Regards.

    "Lane" <Lane@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:EB2CBA3F-02F0-4E7A-9E84-778860CAC494@microsoft.com...
    > OK:
    > The checkbox mentioned was already checked and it did not work. However,
    > I
    > did some more searching and found two reg files that helped
    >
    > /* start of first file */
    > Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{e3061d40-32e2-4cbb-9d7b-5e5df890252e}]
    > @="Google Search"
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{e3061d40-32e2-4cbb-9d7b-5e5df890252e}\Implemented
    > Categories]
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{e3061d40-32e2-4cbb-9d7b-5e5df890252e}\Implemented
    > Categories\{00021493-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}]
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{e3061d40-32e2-4cbb-9d7b-5e5df890252e}\InProcServer32]
    > @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
    >
    > 00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,\
    > 64,00,6f,00,63,00,76,00,77,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
    > "ThreadingModel"="Apartment"
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{e3061d40-32e2-4cbb-9d7b-5e5df890252e}\Instance]
    > "CLSID"="{4D5C8C2A-D075-11d0-B416-00C04FB90376}."
    >
    > [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{e3061d40-32e2-4cbb-9d7b-5e5df890252e}\Instance\InitPropertyBag]
    > "Url"="http://www.google.com/ie"
    >
    > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer
    > Bars\{e3061d40-32e2-4cbb-9d7b-5e5df890252e}]
    > "BarSize"=hex:DC,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
    > /* end of first file */
    >
    > /* start of second file */
    > REGEDIT4
    >
    >
    > [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
    > "Use Search Asst"="no"
    > "Search Page"="http://www.google.com"
    > "Search Bar"="http://www.google.com/ie"
    >
    > [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL]
    > ""="http://www.google.com/keyword/%s"
    > "provider"="gogl"
    >
    > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search]
    > "SearchAssistant"="http://www.google.com/ie"
    > /* end of second file */
    >
    > Originally, neither one of these worrked even if I restarted Internet
    > Explorer. But after I rebooted my computer, it worked fine. Since I did
    > not
    > reboot after the first file, I am not sure if the second file is
    > necessary.
    > To run the reg files, copy the text in between the "start" and "end"
    > comments
    > (not including these comments) and place in a text file and save with an
    > extension of ".reg". Then double click the file. Create a separate reg
    > file
    > for each of the above.
    >
    > Lane
    >
    >
    > "Robert Aldwinckle" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Lane" <Lane@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:E1C0CFB9-998A-4030-9924-8971354DCF26@microsoft.com...
    >> > WHY was it removed? That was a very stupid thing for Microsoft to do
    >> > especially with the advent of widescreen displays. Yeah, I may sound
    >> > upset,
    >> > but that happens when people remove functionality without being upfront
    >> > and
    >> > explaining why in the "What's New" section. So, again, in case you
    >> > missed
    >> > the question: WHY was it removed? Please don't tell me to Google it.
    >> > I
    >> > have
    >> > gone through hundreds of links from a Google search and none of them
    >> > explain
    >> > WHY it iwas removed.

    >>
    >>
    >> In fact, it wasn't removed from IE7. It is just disabled by default
    >> because hardly any search site supports it any more.
    >>
    >> It's still there in IE8 too apparently. A checkbox in Options, Advanced
    >> tab, browsing section:
    >> Enable websites to use the search pane
    >>
    >>
    >> HTH
    >>
    >> Robert Aldwinckle
    >> ---
    >>
    >>
    >> >
    >> > Thanks,
    >> > Lane
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Sandi - Microsoft MVP" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> It doesn't exist anymore.
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >>
    >> >> Sandi Hardmeier
    >> >> Microsoft MVP since 1999
    >> >> http://www.ie-vista.com
    >> >> Blog:
    >> >> http://www.msmvps.com/spywaresucks
    >> >> Internet Explorer Community
    >> >> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/community/default.mspx
    >> >> The email address I use for newsgroups is a spam trap and does not get
    >> >> read.
    >> >>
    >> >> "tpedersen6" <tpedersen6@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:6DD64A16-EC88-47B3-80B3-CDF2FFC33E8D@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >I loved having a search pane open on the left side of my screen. I
    >> >> >don't
    >> >> >see
    >> >> > it in IE7... does it exist or am I missing something?
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>

    >> .
    >>
     

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