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IE6 - Integrated Google Search (WM 6.5 or higher)

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28th April 2010, 10:02 PM   |  #1  
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I just read through the Mobile Browser Comparison here on XDA and noticed that one of the points for Opera Mobile over IE was Integrated Google Search.

Perhaps this is not well know, but IE has the option of integrated Google search as well.....

Internet Explorer 6 Mobile - Integrated Google Search

By default Microsoft configured IE6 to use Bing as the default search engine.
*note: Prior to WM 6.5.3, m.live.com was used, but it now re-directs to m.bing.com anyway.

Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"AutoSearchProvider"="http://m.bing.com/Search/Results.aspx?mid=8002&lc=en-us&q="
Example:

Type 'xda forum' in the address bar and then enter and you will see that after a short timeout (once IE determines that 'xda forum' is not a valid address) it will show the search results using Bing.





Making the change

This is easily changed to Google by modifying this registry entry....



Mobile Format:
Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"AutoSearchProvider"="http://www.google.com/m?source=hp&hl=en&q="




Classic Format:
Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"AutoSearchProvider"="http://www.google.com/search?source=hp&hl=en&q="




To avoid waiting for IE to determine that your search terms are not a valid address, simply choose ' Search for "......." ' from the drop down menu that appears as you type....






I have included CABs which will make the change for you if you feel uncomfortable making the registry changes yourself.



Finally, if you like using the default home page included with Windows Mobile (\windows\iemo6_default_0409.htm - depends on language and often changed by OEMs and cooks), I have included an updated version of iemo6_default_0409.htm that uses Google instead of Bing.






Cheers,
TrueG
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29th April 2010, 03:36 AM   |  #2  
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Thumbs up IE Mobile default browser Search Page
Quote:
Originally Posted by trueg

Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"AutoSearchProvider"="http://m.bing.com/Search/Results.aspx?mid=8002&lc=en-us&q="

Great tip! Slight caution to check the exact original registry entry in your version of IE Mobile. For Search Page I had to put "%s" at the end of the "q="
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb415465.aspx
Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Search Page"="http://www.google.co.uk/m?source=hp&hl=en&q=%s"
Thanks for this.
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29th April 2010, 06:28 PM   |  #3  
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Thank you Szczepanik, but the registry entry that you posted is actually for a different value.

Notice that my cab sets the value for "AutoSearchProvider" not "Search Page".

"AutoSearchProvider" was added in WM 6.5 and is part of the browsingie package that was not included in WM 6.1.

For cooks, "AutoSearchProvider" is set set in \SYS\browsingie\***.rgu.

"Search Page" is no longer used in WM 6.5, but is set in \SYS\Browsing_Lang_0409\***.rgu



Default values for WM 6.5.3 (as per 0409 SDK)

Search Page - no longer used
Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Search Page"="http://m.live.com/search/Results.aspx?q=%s&mid=8001"

AutoSearchProvider
Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"AutoSearchProvider"="http://m.bing.com/Search/Results.aspx?mid=8002&lc=en-us&q="
4th May 2010, 05:32 PM   |  #4  
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pretty slick. I like that. Sure would make for google searches rather then waiting for the google page to open up and screwing with the input box.
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yes, I like it. I just tap the address bar. Type my search terms, hit up and then enter and it searches immediately.
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