[Web4lib] IE 7 search providers/search menu

Stacey Kimmel sek2 at Lehigh.EDU
Wed Nov 1 21:32:20 EST 2006


IE 7 allows users to add their own search providers to its search toolbar/menu. We've added and tested a number of library databases w/this feature -- quite a number of them work  -- and we'd like to prepopulate a selection of library databases in the IE 7 search  menu on our public computing lab image and faculty/staff image. Microsoft provides a mechanism for populating search providers via the registry. Has anyone tried this feature or considered using it? Has anyone tested FireFox 2's search engine manager (hoping it does something similar)?

Please contact me directly at sek2 at lehigh.edu. If there is interest I'll summarize for the list.

Stacey Kimmel-Smith
Lehigh University
sek2 at lehigh.edu

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