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Changing search engine?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by longers, 13 Jan 2008.

  1. longers

    longers Veteran

    I run XP on here and Yahoo was set as the search engine from the toolbar. Somewhere along the line I changed it to Google somehow accidentaly.

    I'd like to get it back to Yahoo as it was easier to set the search to UK pages only.

    Or is there an easier way to define Google to do this?

    Thanks in advance.

    Laymans terms only please.
     
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Switch it off and on again.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    longers

    longers Veteran

    Hey, it worked!
     
  4. OP
    OP
    longers

    longers Veteran

    I was only humouring him. Any more ideas?
     
  5. col

    col Veteran

    Go into tools,then internet options,and change it in the homepage box,might work?
     
  6. kyuss

    kyuss Über Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    It's dead easy to search UK pages in google. Under the bit you put the search terms in are the 'google search' and 'I'm feeling lucky' tabs, then under that are two search criteria buttons, 'the web' and 'pages from the UK'. Just select the one you want.
     
  7. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    Spot on. ;)
     
  8. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    However, if you have the Google toolbar, sometimes you don't get the UK option on the bar. I'm not sure how to change this.
     
  9. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Google's much better than yahoo anyway.
     
  10. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

    Location:
    Herts
    Changing home page works as does search options (top right next to 'tennis racket')
     
  11. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    If you're using MS Internet Explorer then you are missing out on a far superior browser in Mozilla Firefox.
     
  12. Jaded

    Jaded New Member

    If you search on .com you don't get the UK box to tick. You have to search on .co.uk
     
  13. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Use the drop down menu next to the search engine and select 'Manage search engines'.
     
  14. OP
    OP
    longers

    longers Veteran

    Thanks all, I done it. John Pontings "tennis racket" was a very useful bit of advice.
     
  15. OP
    OP
    longers

    longers Veteran

    Dom - How is Firefox far superior? I have heard of it but can see no problem with what I am using now :biggrin:.