Is there an integrated software program (Not propritory) search box toolbar for IE9?

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Hello. I have a question.

I may be a little premature, but as we know, Internet Explorer 9 is more designed around Google Chrome and Opera with a more streamlined graphical interface. I have my personal (+) and (-) about it like anyone else. One thing I have to say that the search box with your favorite default search engine in the upper right hand corner is gone now. Awe! I am not happy! :-( Yes, I know you now use the Address Bar to do your searches.

My question: Does anyone have an add-on that you can install into IE9 that adds, say a toolbar-like row for searches much like in IE8. NOW, I am NOT saying the TYPICAL toolbar like Google's or Yahoo's that I can go out and install it right now. I’m saying a more integrated software program toolbar so-to-speak as part of the IE9 that you can select your favorite search engine provider much in the same way the search box does in IE7 and IE8. Follow? It would be not propritory toolbar from the search engine, but developed from a 3rd party programmer or company instead to select your own default search engine provider.

Why? I like to have a list of the search terms so I know what I have used to get the search results I want. Once the full web address comes up, you lose the search term; sort of. Yes, it is still there, but if you cannot remember what you typed already for your searches, you're stuck! Normally, it stayed in IE8 search box.

Just maybe there is one out there RIGHT NOW that you can add right along that works with IE8 and is or most likely compatible or will work with the new IE9 too?

I have Windows 7 Pro x64 and x32.
 
If not, here is something for you programmers out there to develop!!!
     
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I believe your question is premature and perhaps a little more patience and hang time is required.

The likelihood of an add-on being available during IE9 Beta will be less likely available.  Logically, who wants to program code to work with code that may not be 100% working?

If that add on module you had in IE8 does you good, then maybe seek the original author and ask if they intend to make an IE9 version.

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@ irwinpks:

Hi! Thanks for your reply. I thought I was being too premature. Yes, I know its Beta, but usually in today's world programming engineers are already at work developing something to accentuate it. Yah, I hope we hear something soon, that programmer that has a successful add-on module will get some fame (and maybe a little fortune) from it. Let's face it, IE is very popular like FIrefox.

For now I am back to using IE8 becuase that is one of the reasons. I miss the search box! Plus it is still buggy.

I do not have an add-on module for the search box in IE8. What I use is that built-in one in IE8. I wish there was one out there, but I feel now there will be one since Micrososoft removed it in IE9. Personally, I wish I had programming skills that I could build one, put a nice feather in my cap!  

Reply if you wish.

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Irwin SantosComputer Integration Specialist
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From experience, I've never used any toolbars (Google, Bing, etc.)...they simply get in the way.  However, I do use Google as my defacto search site.  Over the years, I've grown accustomed to input search keys more specific to what I'm looking for, or enter a query the would invoke the right results I'm looking for.

Plus Google as advanced search tools and filters, which makes my finds alot faster to isolate.

It all comes down to personal preference.
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@ irwinpks:

What do you think of the new Google Instant Search since you appreciate Google? Do you like to use it or not? I see it is supposed to save time with keystrokes, your thoughts?

Please reply.

Thanks!

 
You have to appreciate the sluggard of Microsoft in the context of time and evolution.  THey are a fixed minded behemoth trying to catch up to the Facebook generation, and struggling.  The fact that they have dumped something in IE9 simply means they probably blew it and will bring it back in IE 10.  Time and patience is great with M$ if you are 20 -- but if you are pushing 50, it is NOT worth waiting on them to try to figure themselves out for the new generation.

If you want to move ahead, get CHrome, or FIrefox or any of the Mozilla suite, which is inline today.  Gad, only corporate hold outs hold onto IE, AFAIK.
BTW Google will also realize that their "instant" type as you go search is just an impediment to people who know what they are looking for -- it gets in the way and sidetracks people because of  trivial typos.

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@ scrathcyboy:

What is your OS? I assume Linux or IMac? Microsoft is not your cup of tea I would assume.

Hey, we all have your opinions and favorites for whatever reasons we give.

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Irwin SantosComputer Integration Specialist
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@ComputerCamper...

I like the search engine of Google...but not the instant type and find stuff for me.  Like Scratcyboy mentioned, it slows down the finding process, especially if you make a typing error.  Aside from that, I'll forgive the situation as I type 80wpm with 95% accuracy.  It's that time when 5% kicks in, and I flip the bird, or yell out WTF.
Wrong, I'm PCs right down the line.  Microsoft makes good Operating Systems -- but their add-on software leaves a lot to be desired compared to the competition.  IE is right there in that category -- it isn't really part of the Operating System -- never has been, and never will be -- despite how M$ tries to 'bundle' it with the OS.  A huge mistake for the user and M$.  Making it stand alone would put it right at the bottom of web browsers right now.
Irwin SantosComputer Integration Specialist

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Ha!  Darn fruit computers. :-)

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@ scrathcyboy & all:

I think Windows is a good OS too. Windows 7 is wonderful! They have had their up and downs. I like I received the lastest issue of MAXIMUM PC and found  they are already taking about Windows 8 now. It will be out in late 2012 'they figure' -- Yes, 'they figure'. :)  They believed most important changes WILL be cloud computing and more virtual enviroments than Windows 7 -- ALL virtual in 8. They think the visual graphic interface will remain similar to Windows Vista and 7. We will see.

Reply if you wish.

Thanks!  
Anyway, we are not helping solve the original issue, is there a way to make up for M$ sudden decision to strip IE9 of features to compete with Chrome (there was a lot of news articles about this).  The answer is that no one has had time to develop an software to fix M$s oversights, as irwinpks said, and I am sure you already know.  

I think M$ is stepping into uncharted territory for them, so they don't really know what they are doing or what they will eventually settle on, they are just feeling out the waters.  I have not tried Chrome because I have no use for a stand-alone web browser, as is IE, Chrome, and Firefox.

 I use Mozilla SeaMonkey (the original but totally redone Netscape) because  the seamless integration of a browser and dozens of email accounts so powerfully integrates in a interactive fashion all of ones' web work into a single package (with the most robust unix-like mail that (1) never fails, and (2) is not the subject of viruses as is M$ Outlook, which they **FINALLY** dumped thank God !! -- anyway to continue this long sentence -- the integration is so satisfyingly complete that a stand-alone web product only like IE or Chrome is bereft of satisfaction compared to SeaMonkey (bad name, great product).

So if M$ could ever develop a secure product like that, it would be worth a look, but they never will because their people don't have the technical competence to perceive its advantages or pull it off.

That is my summary conclusion.  M$ is adrift on the web, looking for something to hold onto.  They are way behind in virtual computing, and as for 'Cloud' computing, only people not concerned with the security of their data will go hog wild over this.  I would not trust its nebulosity, its inability to exist as a hard copy that you can get to when lightning strikes and sunspots blow satellites away.
BTW, You don't have to counter that, it was just a long statement of preferences that I don't expect you to agree with, disagree with, or try to pick holes in -- it is just showing you a new side of a different coin.

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@ scrathcyboy:

Hello. :) Actually, no "countering" here. My last post was going to be the last statement from me regarding this thread. I sorry to keep lingering. It is time to close this question. Yes, I got my answer. Ultimately, the bottom line answer to my idea for IE9 improvement is too premature at this time as stated from the very first reply. From that point on, I thought it would be rude (I dropped my expectations to this question.) to end this thread right off the bat when good dialog was still underway and most of all I am learning... ...and I am sure we were all learning from each other too. I was learning from irwinpks and then you about Microsoft practices. Now, you say that your response and dedication to my question are in vain because you didn't answer my question -- no it is not! I learned from you factual information. ...and your responses are *kinda* (indirectly) related to my question anyways. You gave supporting details to my question! THANK YOU! You got points coming too!!! :-)  Again, thank you!

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Again, thank you!

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Correct my last post.. ..."no it is not" should read... .."that is not true". [Double negative is a postive which is not what I am saying. Sorry!
Irwin SantosComputer Integration Specialist

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Thank you ComputerCamper!

irwinpks

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