Learn how to add a Search Internet link to the Start Menu in Windows 7.
If you enable this policy, a “Search the Internet” link is shown when the user performs a search in the start menu search box. This button launches the default browser with the search terms.
If you disable this policy, there will not be a “Search the Internet” link when the user performs a search in the start menu search box.
If you do not configure this policy (default), there will not be a “Search the Internet” link on the start menu.
Add “Search Internet” Link to the Start Menu
- Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.
Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.
- Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and then select Start Menu and Taskbar in the left column of the Group Policy editor.
- Double-click Add Search Internet link to Start Menu on the Advanced menu in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
- Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.
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