A. By default Internet Explorer 4 will use a random search engine when you click the Search button however it is possible to force it to a particular search engine by editing the registry:

  1. Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
  2. Move to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl
  3. Double click the (Default) value
  4. Set to one of the values in the table below and click OK
  5. Close the registry editor

Altavista

http://www.altavista.com/cgi-bin/query?q=%s

Ask Jeeves

http://askjeeves.com/AskJeeves.asp=%s

Excite

http://search.excite.com/search.gw?search=%s

Goto.com

http://www.goto.com/d/search/?type=topbar&Keywords=%s

HotBot

http://hotbot.com/?MT=%s

Infoseek

http://www.infoseek.com/Titles?qt=%s

Lycos

http://www.lycos.com/cgi-bin/pursuit?query=%s

Magellan

http://www.mckinley.com/searcher.cgi?query=%s

Metacrawler

http://www.metacrawler.com/crawler?general=%s

Yahoo

http://search.yahoo.com/bin/search?p=%s