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Default [Q] Search button

I find the search button that takes you directly to Bing obtrusive, is there any way of de-activating it or using it for another function?

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do you can give us the registry key

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I hope in future it will be possible to deactivate button, if application doesn't support search.
Most of the times, I click it accidentally.
 
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same problem here...
hate the search key ;)
I find it super obtrusive to be honest - especially in landscape mode - 8 out of 10 IE viewing in landscape finishes by accidently pressin search and not being able to go back!
Anyone with an idea how to switch it off?
 
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I hate it, I hate it, I hate it!

I so wish these buttons were real hardware buttons, so that going near them wouldn't take me away from a game which takes a minute to then re-load. Grr
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Agreed - the search key sucks. You don't search much, and you always seem to hit it by accident.

Personally would love to turn it off, or turn it to a long key-press, then at least you won't hit it accidently.

Probably some registry-settings can do this.
 
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I like it... I like how it's used by different applications to search just those applications (email, IMDB, etc). Yes, I sometimes press it by accident, but I can just press Back and I'm back where I was...
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I like it... I like how it's used by different applications to search just those applications (email, IMDB, etc). Yes, I sometimes press it by accident, but I can just press Back and I'm back where I was...
not true...
I just made my test again.
Open IE - go to a website, then press Search that redirects you to bing and when you press back - you re not on your original website but back to the menu...
search buttons sucks...
 
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not true...
I just made my test again.
Open IE - go to a website, then press Search that redirects you to bing and when you press back - you re not on your original website but back to the menu...
search buttons sucks...
For me it goes back to IE

Edit: unless you mean after you've actually done a search?
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that is really strange but no - I did not perform any search.
I feel it has to do smth with my location settings or some other settings that are mysterious to me.
I noticed that since playing with location settings to access the marketplace which is still not available in my country - I changed the location to UK, but IE search setting to my locale - When I press the search button I am not redirected to a nice bing search page with the fullscreen background picture but rather to bing's web address (and the displayed picture only takes 40-50% of the screen and is too small to enter anything without zooming in).
This could be the case with my problem.
Anyway - still hate the search button and would love someone to find a cure for it ;)

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