Add Google Search to XP task bar

Posted On 2009-09-18 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Windows XP taskbar search gadget free
Tags: Software Hack/Tweak Tip Windows XP
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In this age desktop indexers, browser toolbars, and the like, maybe you want just simple search box. Here's how.

No installed software, no wasted cpu cycles. Just a simple box to type your search into, and have your browser display the results. This handy little registry tweak will add a Google search box to your task bar.

Simply enter the search in the box, then hit enter, and bang! you're results are returned to you in a browser window.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\G
default="http://www.google.com/search?q=%s"


Not tested with Windows Vista or 7. Works fine with XP, though.

Have you tested with Vista or 7? Let us know in the comments!


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