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Search the Internet from Windows Start Menu

Search the Internet from Windows Start Menu

The start menu search box is convenient way to search through PC – but you can also use this search box to perform double duty by making to search the internet from well within the Start menu search. To enable this log on with an administrator account and perform this:

  1. In the Start menu search box, type ‘gpedit.msc’ (without quotes) and press enter to run the Group Policy Editor.
  2. Go to User Configuration –> Administrative Templates –> Start Menu and Taskbar.
  3. Double click “Add search internet link to Start Menu”, and then from the screen that appears, select Enabled. Then click OK and close the Group Policy Editor. See the figure for details”:
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  4. From now on as soon as you type the item in the search box, a ‘Search the Internet’ link will appear. Just click on the link to launch the search in your web browser with the default search engine.