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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Adding Twitter Search to Internet Explorer

Twitter Tips: Adding Twitter Search to Internet Explorer

By default, Internet Explorer’s Search box uses the Windows Live search engine. If you want to get Twitter in there, you need to create what’s called a custom
search provider .

Here are the steps to follow:

1. Navigate to the Twitter search page.

2. Run a search using TEST (all-caps) as the search string.

3. Copy the resulting URL from the Address bar.

4. Click the drop-down arrow to the right of the Search box, and then click Find

More Providers. Internet Explorer displays a list of search providers.

5. Scroll to the bottom of the window and click the Create your own Search

Provider link. The Create your own Search Provider page appears.

6. Click inside the URL text box and paste the address from step 3.

7. Use the Name text box to specify the name you want to appear in the Search box list (such as “Twitter”).

8. Click Install Search Provider. The Add Search Provider dialog box appears.

9. If you want Internet Explorer to use Twitter as the default search engine, select the Make this my default search provider check box.

10. Click Add. Internet Explorer adds Twitter to the list of search engines.

To use Twitter within Internet Explorer, pull down the Search box list, and click Twitter (or whatever you name your custom search provider). Type a search query and press Enter and Internet Explorer displays the results in Twitter, as shown in figure 6.23.


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