1. codbod's Avatar
    Is it possible to use the address bar to search (preferably using the Bing search engine?

    When I try to search using the address bar it uses charter search (my internet provider), but the search results are very poor.

    Any tips would be great, thanks in advance guys!
    12-11-2013 09:48 AM
  2. livekyle's Avatar
    Hmm,

    on my S2 IE11 does exactly what you desire it to do..sorry that I don't have anything more to offer than just telling you that your IE's behaviour doesn't seem to be the Default behaviour...
    codbod likes this.
    12-11-2013 09:58 AM
  3. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    Is it possible to use the address bar to search (preferably using the Bing search engine?

    When I try to search using the address bar it uses charter search (my internet provider), but the search results are very poor.

    Any tips would be great, thanks in advance guys!
    I think you need to set your default search provider from the IE11 desktop version.
    codbod likes this.
    12-11-2013 10:18 AM
  4. codbod's Avatar
    Thank you for the reply.

    There is only one search provider in the desktop version, and it is Bing, which is the default search provider.
    12-11-2013 12:12 PM
  5. angusdegraosta's Avatar
    On the phone, settings > advanced settings > scroll to the bottom > choose default search provider.
    codbod likes this.
    12-11-2013 12:20 PM
  6. JaiMento's Avatar
    When you do a search and get the results page from Charter, look for a settings option there to turn off their search. That was the solution for someone with the same problem as yours, but on TWC.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...0-6002147f585f

    Edit: After further research, seems this is common practice for Charter over the years. Also try looking for an "About this Page" link as well as an options or preference link was suggested in other topics I found. If all else fails, you can try using a public dns server, versus the default Charter DNS servers.
    Last edited by JaiMento; 12-11-2013 at 12:36 PM.
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    12-11-2013 12:25 PM
  7. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    Thank you for the reply.

    There is only one search provider in the desktop version, and it is Bing, which is the default search provider.
    You can add other search providers - like Google - by using the Add-Ons.
    codbod likes this.
    12-11-2013 01:34 PM
  8. ohgood's Avatar
    When you do a search and get the results page from Charter, look for a settings option there to turn off their search. That was the solution for someone with the same problem as yours, but on TWC.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...0-6002147f585f

    Edit: After further research, seems this is common practice for Charter over the years. Also try looking for an "About this Page" link as well as an options or preference link was suggested in other topics I found. If all else fails, you can try using a public dns server, versus the default Charter DNS servers.
    that's it, change to bing/Google/yahoos DNS, on the router, and it will work for all connected devices.

    on the phone with only cellular, change the browser's settings.
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    12-11-2013 01:48 PM
  9. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I use OpenDNS.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Tapatalk
    codbod likes this.
    12-11-2013 02:45 PM
  10. codbod's Avatar
    When you do a search and get the results page from Charter, look for a settings option there to turn off their search. That was the solution for someone with the same problem as yours, but on TWC.

    IE11 default search provider being overridden - Microsoft Community

    Edit: After further research, seems this is common practice for Charter over the years. Also try looking for an "About this Page" link as well as an options or preference link was suggested in other topics I found. If all else fails, you can try using a public dns server, versus the default Charter DNS servers.
    Thanks to everyone who replied, and Thanks to JaiMento, your solution worked perfectly, I can't tell you how much better using internet explorer is for me. So amazing to get actual search results that are accurate.

    THANK YOU!
    12-11-2013 07:28 PM
  11. JaiMento's Avatar
    Thanks to everyone who replied, and Thanks to JaiMento, your solution worked perfectly, I can't tell you how much better using internet explorer is for me. So amazing to get actual search results that are accurate.

    THANK YOU!
    Glad you got it sorted. Out of curiosity, which suggestion worked for you? Were you able to find a way to turn it off? Or did you switch your DNS server?
    12-11-2013 07:35 PM
  12. codbod's Avatar
    Glad you got it sorted. Out of curiosity, which suggestion worked for you? Were you able to find a way to turn it off? Or did you switch your DNS server?
    There was a link at the top and bottom of the page that said, "Why am I here?" I clicked it and disabled Charter search. It said the choice will be saved for 1 year.

    Thanks again!
    12-11-2013 08:24 PM
  13. tmarti7's Avatar
    Address Bar default search engine:

    File Menu > Tools > Manage Add-ons > Search Providers

    You can add the google search add on (or other choices) via

    www dot iegallery dot com / en-us / Addons
    11-18-2015 02:14 PM

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