Google Search in IE7 beta

Posted in General at 12:22 am by jw

I happen to like Google’s search engine and I couldn’t find an easy way to get the built-in search to go to Google instead of MSN (not that MSN was really that bad, I’m just a creature of habit and am used to Google now).  Well, a quick trip to the registry and everything was happy – the search engines are all there nicely laid out in registry keys for me.  To cut to the chase, just create the following text as a .reg file and “run” it to put Google into the search engine list:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\GoogleSearch]
“DisplayName”=”Search Google”

Simple as that!

Note: Apparently this doesn’t work in the latest builds.  Try here perhaps.


  1. non Said:

    January 1, 2006 at 8:23 am

    or use this: http://www.paranomad.com/google.htm

  2. n1ckn4m3 Said:

    January 23, 2006 at 7:40 pm

    On a sice note, this doesn’t work on the latest (5299) build.

  3. non Said:

    April 18, 2006 at 2:46 pm

    I made a new script wich lets you add any search privoder to IE7:

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