JSI Tip 2301. How to change the IE 4.0 - IE 4.01 default AutoSearch engine?

When you type ? JSI, Inc. or Find JSI, Inc. or Go JSI, Inc. into the address box of the IE 4.0 - IE 4.01 browser, running on your Windows NT 4.0 platform, the AutoSearch uses a default random search engine to perform your query.

You can alter which search engine is used by using Regedt32 to navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl

NOTE: You must first exit all instances of Internet Explorer.

Double-click the <No Name> string in the right hand pane and change the default string value from http://home.microsoft.com/access/autosearch.asp?p=%s to one of the following:

 Search Engine           String Value 
 AltaVista   http://www.altavista.com/cgi-bin/query?q=%s 
 Metacrawler   http://www.metacrawler.com/crawler?general=%s 
 HotBot   http://hotbot.com/?MT=%s 
 Infoseek   http://www.infoseek.com/Titles?qt=%s 
 Excite   http://search.excite.com/search.gw?search=%s 
 Lycos   http://www.lycos.com/cgi-bin/pursuit?query=%s 
 Magellan   http://www.mckinley.com/searcher.cgi?query=%s 
 Ask Jeeves   http://askjeeves.com/AskJeeves.asp=%s 
 Yahoo   http://search.yahoo.com/bin/search?p=%s 
 GOTO.Com   http://www.goto.com/d/search/?type=topbar&Keywords=%s 

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