In IE9, if the search engine one utilizes does not find what one was looking for, one has to retype the search in order to use a different search engine. Is there a way to change this behavior?

  • Flagged for closed. This isn't a question at all. – Alastair Pitts Feb 21 '12 at 22:52
  • @APErebus I edited the question, as the core idea of the post is valid. – iglvzx Feb 21 '12 at 22:55

You do not have to retype or copy and paste the search term. This is what you can do:

  1. After searching using Search Engine A, click the magnifying glass icon in the address bar. The search suggestions drop-down will appear.

    magnifying glass

  2. Double click on the icon for Search Engine B at the bottom of the drop-down.


  3. ...

    search engine b

  4. Profit!

Note: this works even if you have drifted away from a search engine's website, as Internet Explorer will remember your most recent search from the address bar.

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