Quick Google Search

Everyone knows just how great Google is, so why not make searching with it easier? This tweak will allow you to search Google by typing “goo (search term)” in IE’s address bar, I would have used “go” but it requires 3 letters for the shortcut name.
Here’s how:

Open regedit
Navigate to “HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerSearchUrl”
Add a new key called “goo” (without the quotes)
Make the default string value “http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=%s” (without the quotes)

Now open IE and type “goo (search term)” and see the results.

Posted on July 8, 2003 at 9:07 pm by Matt Walsh ยท Permalink
In: M@'s Picks, Tweak