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Pin Internet search sites to the “Search again” links and the Start menu



This policy setting allows you to add Internet or intranet sites to the “Search again” links located at the bottom of search results in File Explorer and the Start menu links. The “Search again” links at the bottom of the Search Results view allow the user to reconduct a search but in a different location. The Internet search site will be searched with the text in the search box. To add an Internet search site specify the URL of the search site in OpenSearch format with {searchTerms} for the query string (for example http://www. example. com/results. aspx?q={searchTerms}). You can add up to five additional links to the “Search again” links at the bottom of results returned in File Explorer after a search is executed. These links will be shared between Internet search sites and Search Connectors/Libraries. Search Connector/Library links take precedence over Internet search links. The first several links will also be pinned to the Start menu. A total of four links can be pinned on the Start menu. The “See more results” link will be pinned first by default unless it is disabled via Group Policy. The “Search the Internet” link is pinned second if it is pinned via Group Policy (though this link is disabled by default). If a custom Internet search link is pinned using the “Custom Internet search provider” Group Policy this link will be pinned third on the Start menu. The remaining link(s) will be shared between pinned Internet/intranet links and pinned Search Connectors/Libraries. Search Connector/Library links take precedence over Internet/intranet search links. If you enable this policy setting the specified Internet sites will appear in the “Search again” links and the Start menu links. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting no custom Internet search sites will be added to the “Search again” links or the Start menu links.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Explorer # TryHarderPinnedOpenSearch; HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Explorer # OpenSearch0 HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Explorer # OpenSearchLabel0 HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Explorer # OpenSearch1 HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Explorer # OpenSearchLabel1 HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Explorer # OpenSearch2 HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Explorer # OpenSearchLabel2 HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Explorer # OpenSearch3 HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Explorer # OpenSearchLabel3 HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Explorer # OpenSearch4 HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Explorer # OpenSearchLabel4

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> File Explorer

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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