How To Search with the Internet Explorer Address Bar

You can use the address bar in Internet Explorer 8 to search the Internet for information by entering keywords or phrases. You can also choose to display the results in a new tab page. Your default search browser will be used, but you can change this. In this tutorial,
we will look at how to do a search using the address bar in Internet Explorer 8.

  1. Open a new tab in Internet Explorer.
  2. In the address bar, type Find, Go or ? followed by a keyword or phrase.
  3. To open the results in a new tab page, press Alt + Tab after typing the keyword or phrase.
  4. You can also change search providers to improve your results.  To do so, click the Search drop-down button next to the Search box, and select another provider from the list.

NOTE: You can also search using the Search box, where you can type the keyword or phrase in without the Find, Go or ? qualifiers. No matter which feature you use to use to search, Internet Explorer will use your default search engine unless you change it. To change the default browser or add additional browsers, use the Find More Providers and Manage Search Providers options in the drop-down list.

That’s it for searching with the address bar. Hope you found it useful – don’t forget to take a look at some of the other tutorials about working in Internet Explorer 8.