Issues with search box when search string contains a dot or a colon - by Per__

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ID 601383 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 9
Opened 9/18/2010 6:02:59 PM
Access Restriction Public
Primary Feedback Item 599471


When entering dots (".") or colons (":") into the new combined address/search bar, the search is not performed as expected. It looks like there is an dependency for the colon error condition which is that the search term has also to contain a blank (" ").

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). - see Connect Feedback ID 601378
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Posted by Microsoft on 9/30/2010 at 8:08 AM
Thank you for your feedback. We are already tracking #12370 with the same issue.

Best regards,

The Internet Explorer Team
Posted by _Name on 9/19/2010 at 4:03 AM
Enter a question mark before your query (e.g. ?query). This explicitly indicates a search. CTRL+E is the jump-to-SEARCH hotkey, and in IE9 it jumps to the address bar and places the '?' for you. The mentioned bug lies with how the browser handles implicit searches.