Unable to use Advanced Search Keywords - by Per__

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ID 601378 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 3
Opened 9/18/2010 5:45:31 PM
Access Restriction Public
Primary Feedback Item 599471


As a power user I need to use advanced search operators like 'site:' or 'filetype:' very often. With the new address bar this results in an error message:

[Window Title]
Address Bar

Windows cannot find 'IE9 site:microsoft.com'. Check the spelling and try again.


Example of operators are listed here:



I can workaround this issue by (double) clicking onto on of the search providers listed at the bottom of the address bar drop down, but this is not acceptable for productive use! At least I would expect a shortcut to always forward my input to the currently active search engine (i.e. Shift+Enter).
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Posted by Microsoft on 10/8/2010 at 12:09 PM
Thank you for your feedback. We are already tracking #12370 with the same issue.

Best regards,

The Internet Explorer Team
Posted by Anonymuos on 9/20/2010 at 6:12 AM
Common address bar and search box (one box) should be optional because a dedicated search box allows searching with the same search terms but using a different search provider. IE has always allowed address bar search and search aliases even before there was a separate search box. Without a search box, I am now *forced to* identify the search engine by its icon, confusing if I created multiple OpenSearch queries with Google and Bing. Search box with dropdown helps read a list of all engines with the textual names. Please give *users* an option about such a HUGE change in the UI.
Posted by Epok__ on 9/19/2010 at 7:02 AM
I was about to submit the same bug : I often use advanced searchs like of this kind :
"internet explorer" site:microsoft.com
on google or bing.

But the new OneBox recognize it as an address and tries to connect this... and I got an error message.

The solution of clicking on the search engine icon fixes it, but the issue should be fixed anyway.