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How to Search the Internet from the Start Menu and Taskbar in Windows 7

Here are few methods that will make your Internet search option easy and will help you to quickly search the internet from the start menu and taskbar without opening your browser.

Search the Internet from the Start Menu

1.Go to the start menu and in the search box type “gpedit.msc” and hit Enter or alternatively you can type “edit group policy” and hit enter.

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2.The  local group policy editor window opens.Double-Click on the User Configuration>Administrative Templates >Start Menu and Taskbar. Double-click on the link that appears that is “Add Search Internet link to Start Menu”.

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3.The add search internet window appears.From the window select the option enabled.

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4.Then click on the Apply and OK button.Once done close the Local group policy editor.

5.Open the start menu and type in the search query and click on search the internet option.The default browser will automatically open the search results.

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Search the Internet from the Taskbar

1.Right-click on the blank area of taskbar and select Toolbars.

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2.Then select the option Address.

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3.The newly added “Address” bar is now added to the taskbar menu.

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4.Type in the search query and the default browser will automatically open the search results.

Watch the short YouTube video for a quick demo

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