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Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

Add a Search Provider to Query Yahoo!

SUMMARY: Query the Yahoo! search engine directly from Internet Explorer 8 via a Search Provider.

If you frequently use Yahoo! to search the web, note that you can add a search provider to Internet Explorer 8 to query Yahoo! directly from the browser. Plus, this displays related queries as you type so you may not have to enter a full query string.

First visit the following page from Internet Explorer:


Most search providers are from third-party developers. Installation and use of them are at your own risk. This tip is for informational purposes only.

Click the "Add to Internet Explorer" button.

Adding the Yahoo! Search Provider

The "Add Search Provider" dialog box appears. Confirm the information is correct. Check "Make this my default search provider" if desired. Uncheck "Use search suggestions from this provider" if you are concerned about privacy or do not want this feature. Then click the "Add" button.

Confirming adding the Yahoo! Search Provider to Internet Explorer 8

Searching Yahoo!:

To search Yahoo!, first (unless you made Yahoo! the default search provider) click the "Search Options" button as seen in the screenshot to the right. Select "Yahoo!".

Now type your search query. If you have kept search suggestions enabled, matching searches will appear as you type. Press Enter or click a matching search query to see results on Yahoo!.

Return to the Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 page.

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