_search window

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Mosley, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. Mosley

    Mosley Guest

    In ie6 you could use the search window side bar for your own needs, by useing
    _search as a target in your links like <a target="_search"

    is this no longer available in ie7 or is it yet to be added?
    Mosley, Feb 17, 2006
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  2. This has been disabled for IE7, but you can turn it back on using Tools |
    Internet Options | Advanced | Enable Search Pane.
    Eric Lawrence [MSFT], Feb 17, 2006
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  3. Mosley

    Matthew Guest

    I am using IE7B2 and have turned on search in the settings yet don't seem to
    be able to access the search pane (on left as in IE6 and previous). Presume
    I am doing something wrong. Can you offer the step-by-step to do this?
    Matthew, Feb 20, 2006
  4. Please confirm: You checked the "Enable search pane" box and restarted the
    browser and you still cannot target the _search pane?
    Eric Lawrence [MSFT], Feb 20, 2006
  5. Mosley

    Matthew Guest

    Yes, correct. In my previous IE6 install I had Google as defaul for search.
    I saw notes on problem with Goodle so I deleted Google as search option,
    still after reboot, verified Search on and still no pane. I then uninstalled
    IE7, reinstalled it, and still none.

    I wonder how complete the uninstall is. This is a Compaq 2100 laptop with
    XP Home (SP2) and with all current updates, even using Microsoft OneCare.
    Yet, when I reinstall, the title banner says "Microsoft Internet Explorer
    provided by Compaq". The defaults from before, such as Search on, are still
    there. Yet, again no search pane.

    To be honest, not sure how the search pane is to be invoked. There is no
    search button, no menu option. Again, some step-by-step would be helpful.
    Also, if I have a corrupted install, how to completely remove previous
    install and settings to get a clean start.

    Matthew, Feb 20, 2006
  6. To be honest, not sure how the search pane is to be invoked. There is no
    Did you try targeting a link?

    <a target=_Search href="www.microsoft.com">
    Eric Lawrence [MSFT], Feb 21, 2006
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