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Macintosh Internet Explorer + Google Search
Internet Explorer 5 for Mac use Google as its search engine

 5:03 pm on Oct 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

Here is a step by step way to make IE for the Mac use the Google Search instead of the MS search. With photos and directions, requires some hacking (;




 11:04 pm on Oct 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

Welcome to wmw Eliteweb.

And thank you! I'll be trying this out later tonight...


 11:17 pm on Oct 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

Worked like a charm for me... :) I actually put the "search" link back in my navigation bar.


 5:51 pm on Oct 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

=) congrats, worked for myself also. If you run into any problems with it let me know.


 12:17 pm on Oct 21, 2001 (gmt 0)

I was wondering where IE 5 (mac) keeps the cookie file..from time to time I would like to remove it without trashing it ,run with no cookies and then put it back.

It's straightforward on NN, but I can't find the file in IE.


 4:10 am on Oct 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

doesn't the .reg file available from Google's site make this a whole lot easier?



 5:32 pm on Oct 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

where IE 5 (mac) keeps the cookie file

In the IE5 application directory, look in the "Preference Panels" directory for a file named "Cookies".

the .reg file available from Google's site

I'll have to remember to try that on my home browser... I doesn't say if it specifically works on Mac, that I could see. Have you tried it on IE5/Mac?


 10:11 pm on Oct 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

no, I don't have a Mac (I'm buying a new computer in the next couple of months or so and I'm considering switching over to one - thoughts on that?)

...but like you said, it doesn't say on the site that instrcutions for a Mac would be different... let me knowif it works!



 10:13 pm on Oct 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

thoughts on that?

:) Do it! (I'm not biased, or anything... ;) ) You can always keep your old machine as a standby.

I'll test the Google files at home tonight (must send myself a bookmark for thispage...) and report back.


 11:45 pm on Oct 22, 2001 (gmt 0)

>Thoughts on that?<

I have owned both PC and Mac. The most recent is a Mac and I have to say I much prefer it to the PC I had.

I need to buy a new computer and have been hemming and hawing about returning to PC if only for the programmes which are available on PC versus Mac ... but am reticent to go back to PC. Macs are very user friendly.

A friend of mine is going away for two months and is going to loan me his new IBM laptop. I am assuming that will help me make my final choice.


 3:52 am on Oct 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

let me knowif it works!

Well, it either opened like a text file in a new browser window, or it downloaded a file to my hard drive that didn't seem to do anything...

I'm assuming the .reg file is a windows registry thing, or something cryptic like that... and I'm going to stick with the tried-and-true ResEdit fix. :)


 4:33 am on Oct 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

aw Mivox, that's too bad...

yep, the reg file does something technically beyond me to the registry.

I'm surprised that Google doesn't say that it wont' work for Maccers :(


 10:40 am on Oct 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

>reg edit
You can also do something like this:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Search Page"="http://www.searchengineworld.com/searchbox.htm"
"Search Bar"="http://www.searchengineworld.com/searchbox.htm"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search]


 5:12 pm on Oct 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

Ya gotta do it the ResEdit way for the MacOS. =)

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