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Build your own Internet Search Connector Windows 7 has a very useful new feature called a Search Connectorthat lets you search through a Web site from right inside WindowsExplorer. With it, you type in a search term and select the SearchConnector for the site you want to search; Explorer searches the Website without having to open Internet Explorer, and the results appearinside Windows Explorer. Click any of the results to head there usingyour default Web browser. Normally, you'll need to get each Search Connector from the Web sitethrough which you want to search, and very few Connectors areavailable. Sites normally need to adhere to OpenSearch standards in order for their Connectors to work. However, there's a work-around that will let you easily build yourown Search Connector for any site, using Windows Live Search as a kindof go-between. Don't worry, you don't need to know any code to write aConnector. Just follow these steps: 1. Copy the following text and paste it into Notepad. The text you'll need to change is in bold, all-caps text: NAME YOUR SEARCH DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH 2. In place of NAME YOUR SEARCH, type in the name of the search as you want it to appear. In our case, we're going to build a Search Connector for Computerworld, so we'll just type in Computerworld. 3. In place of DESCRIPTION OF SEARCH, type in a longer description of the search. In our instance, it will be Search through Computerworld. 4. In the two SITENAME.COM entries, enter the Web site's domain. Don't use the http:// or www -- just the domain name. In our instance it will be computerworld.com. 5. To the right of "count=", type in the number or results you want to appear. In our instance, we'll keep it at 50. 6. In our example, here's what the code should look like (no bold necessary): Computerworld Search through Computerworld Adding a new Search Connector. 7. Save the file in Notepad, choose UTF-8 from the Encodingdrop-down box near the bottom of the Save As screen, and give it an.osdx extension. In our instance, we'll call the fileComputerworld.osdx. 8. In Windows Explorer, right-click the .osdx file and select Create Search Connector. The Search Connector will be created. 9. You can now use the Search Connector. To get to it, in Windows Explorer go to YourName --> Searches --> Connector, where YourName is your account name, and Connector is the name of the Connector.

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my internet is half working. will allow me to pull up sites but not access them or able to search the internet.


Hi smb343646205,

Welcome to FixYa! How are you doing?

You did not specify the Operating System you are using, whether Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7.

Anyways, try to reset the Internet Explorer Settings to resolve the problem.

To use the Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature from Control Panel, follow these steps:
  1. Exit all programs, including Internet Explorer (if it is running).
  2. If you use Windows XP, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER: inetcpl.cpl If you use Windows Vista, click Start. Type the following command in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER: inetcpl.cpl The Internet Options dialog box appears. Click the Advanced tab. Under Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Then click Reset again. When Internet Explorer finishes resetting the settings, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box. Start Internet Explorer again. The Reset Internet Explorer Settings feature restores the following items to their default settings:
    1. Home pages
    2. Search scopes
    3. Browsing history
    4. Form data
    5. Passwords
    6. Appearance settings
    7. Toolbars
    8. ActiveX controls


    Hope that helps. Thank you for using FixYa!

Jul 18, 2011 | Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

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Internet explorer 7 unable to save settings


Try this it helped me:

Go to Registry Editor:

Click START>RUN>type "REGEDIT"

d351959.gif Add following DWORD Values:

'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main"

Add New DWORD Value called "RunOnceHasShown" and set the value to "1"
and
another DWORD Value called "RunOnceComplete" and set the value to "1"

Restart the Internet Explorer and it should be fine.

Jan 31, 2009 | Microsoft Internet Explorer 7

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  1. The Web Page that you are trying to reach might be out of service. Try visiting different Web sites to see if this message still displays from other sites. If visiting other sites also cause the message, continue using these steps.
  2. If you are using IE 7, reset Internet Explorer 7 settings and try again. If the page display problems persist, continue.
  3. In Windows Vista, click Start c00866085.gif , and then enter the following into the Start Search field: regsvr32 softpub.dll In Windows XP , click Start , and then Run enter the following into the open field: regsvr32 softpub.dll
  4. In Windows Vista, click Start c00866085.gif , and then enter the following into the Start Search field: regsvr32 urlmon.dll In Windows XP, click Start , and then Run enter the following into the open field: regsvr32 urlmon.dll
  5. Restart the computer and then try browsing the Internet again. If the page display problems persist, continue.
  6. Open Internet Explorer and click Tools , and then Internet Options .
  7. Click the Programs tab, and then click Reset Web Settings .

Sep 23, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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  1. The Web Page that you are trying to reach might be out of service. Try visiting different Web sites to see if this message still displays from other sites. If visiting other sites also cause the message, continue using these steps.
  2. If you are using IE 7, reset Internet Explorer 7 settings and try again. If the page display problems persist, continue.
  3. In Windows Vista, click Start c00866085.gif , and then enter the following into the Start Search field: regsvr32 softpub.dll In Windows XP , click Start , and then Run enter the following into the open field: regsvr32 softpub.dll
  4. In Windows Vista, click Start c00866085.gif , and then enter the following into the Start Search field: regsvr32 urlmon.dll In Windows XP, click Start , and then Run enter the following into the open field: regsvr32 urlmon.dll
  5. Restart the computer and then try browsing the Internet again. If the page display problems persist, continue.
  6. Open Internet Explorer and click Tools , and then Internet Options .
  7. Click the Programs tab, and then click Reset Web Settings .

Sep 15, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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