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My Google search bar brings me to 'Yahoo Answers'

by degelmom60 / October 26, 2008 2:32 PM PDT

Hi,I have a newer Dell computerXP,SP2,using IE6. Yesterday, after typing a question in my Google question bar, the answers came up in 'Yahoo Answers' I want my Google back! Can you help me? I did not click on any tool bar offers. I just have my Dell home page w/ the Google Bar, no special tool bar. I try to keep things simple. Thanks! degelmom

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ya
by B123456H / November 15, 2008 4:02 AM PST
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Setting The Default Search
by Nissj / November 16, 2008 2:46 PM PST

The search bar may contain several search providers. Click the arrow in the search bar, it will drop down listing other search providers. Make sure the word Default is next to Google and also a check mark.

If the word Default is not next to Google, click "Change Search Defaults" which is the last line on the list. Another window will open where you can set Google as the default.

With new computers, I always suggest a call to the brand's tech support.

After closing the window, return to the bar and click the arrow. When the list drop down, make sure Default and a check mark is next to Google. This means Google is your search provider.

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thanks for your suggestion
by degelmom60 / November 16, 2008 4:02 PM PST

Hi, thanks for your suggestion, but I don't have an arrow on or near my Google search bar. I know what you mean though. I helped my husband with his, which is a Yahoo Acct. & I did that for him & it worked.

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How to Change Search Providers in IE6 and Other Info
by Nissj / November 17, 2008 2:40 AM PST

Good afternoon,

I Googled "how to change search providers in IE6" and from the information available, I chose this:

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=212

Here is a link to Microsoft's Internet Explorer forum just in case:

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/list/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general&cat=en_us_28cca3eb-7037-4d4f-bde1-d8efee1f1420&lang=en&cr=us

Finally, Internet Explorer has been updated. Although most IE users are using IE7, Microsoft recently released IE8, Beta 2. Below are links to further information.

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/a426bb85-708c-4b75-87e2-874f9be3b4aa1033.mspx

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/tour/fre/interface/index.html

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/ie/default.mspx

I know this is much more information than you requested, however I hope you may find some of it useful.

Nissj

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