IE 7.0 Search Providers

Internet Explorer 7.0 introduces a convenient Search Box to the Right-Hand side of the address bar. By default, the search is done against Windows Live Search, but if you click on the drop-down next, it will allow you to install other Search providers. My favourites are Wikipedia and Amazon. If you are browsing this option from India – you will see two Indian providers – IndiaTimes & Naukri.

IE 7.0 allows you to install your own Search provider as well – useful for Website publishers for custom searches. Earlier doing this meant reading a (though a simple) XML format, now the new page makes it as simple as filling two text boxes. Some cool thought from someone in Microsoft, way to go.