Just installed Windows 7 x64 and I'm trying to change my default search provider and I cannot.

I thought it might have been a Google thing but I cannot ANY search provider.

JavaScript is working and this is a clean install. Doesn't matter if I go here: http://www.iegallery.com/en-au/Addons/Details/813 or http://www.google.com/homepage/search/sp-ie10.html Nothing happens. A box is suppose to popup asking me but it never shows.

Ive also tried thru F12 changing my document mode but nothing...


This is a widely reported problem after installing the April update for Internet Explorer KB3038314.

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  • Intresting. In case it was something like that, I already have started to format and reinstall. Probably was as I updated everything. – riahc3 May 3 '15 at 12:16

Click on the cog wheel on the top right and go to 'Manage add ons". Then follow the steps on the picture.

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Then you can select from all those.

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  • Wow, first time seeing somebody actually use High Contrast. – oldmud0 May 3 '15 at 0:22
  • Yeah, I have to use high contrast. I have only 40% vision. Macular degeneration. There is nothing much you can do other than shots into the eyes every 6 weeks - no fun. – whs May 3 '15 at 0:30
  • Like I mentioned, I already tried this and nothing. I hit the Google Search, add and nothing happens. – riahc3 May 3 '15 at 12:16

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