Posted by : Harish K V Wednesday, 22 May 2013
You need to modify the Windows 7 registry a bit in order to trigger an Internet search directly from the Start menu. To do this, click on 'Start' and type in 'regedit'. Run the program and select the key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer' in the left pane of the editor. If the required key is not available, you can generate a new one by going to 'Edit | New | Key' and then 'Edit | New | DWORD value (32 Bit)' for the entry 'Add Search Internet Link In Start Menu'. You can then double-click this entry to select it, then set the 'Value' to '1' in the dialogue 'Edit the DWORD value (32 Bit)' and confirm with 'OK'. Close the registry editor and start your system again. Now, if you search for a term in the start menu, you will find link 'Search through Internet' in the lost of results. This option opens your browser and searches for your term on the internet using default search engine.
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