Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) by Microsoft: The Search Side

Oct 19, 2006 • 10:29 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Bing Search
 

microsoft-internet-explorer-7.pngMicrosoft's new browser, Internet Explorer 7 (IE7), is now available for download here. I installed it on my MacBook Pro running Parallels and it works just fine. Danny Sullivan has THE article on the search side of things, i.e. the default search engine war for the toolbar search feature. The article is named Searching Via Internet Explorer 7 & The Battle To Be The Default Search Engine a must read.

One comment somewhat related to search at WebmasterWorld is this funny remark;

The biggest disappointment is that there is no animated paperclip to utter profanities such as 'It looks like you are writing an email, do you want to see help with writing emails?', 'It looks like you you are trying to search with Google, do you want to change to Microsoft Live search' or even 'You searched for uninstall this *$#!, do you want me to *#!#$ off?'.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Karen Rhodes

10/19/2006 04:34 pm

I don't like it. Am I just missing it or did they take the email button off the toolbar?

No Name

10/19/2006 05:05 pm

What a great news. Microsoft could finally understand how google is gaining users by offering Firefox with a google search field as default. Thank you for sharing this story with me !

Brent

10/19/2006 07:14 pm

Talk about slow increMENTAL steps! Finally tab groups as homepages and a RSS reader? Oh, and here's a tip from the IE blog for anyone that uses the built-in ftp client. You now have to type your ftp URIs in a regular folder window. Just like before: "ftp://username:password@yourdomain.com" but now you need to use use any window besides IE.

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