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Published on 05.21.09 by Brent Trahan

Add Search Internet Link to the Start Menu

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

  1. 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.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and then select Start Menu and Taskbar in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

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  3. Double-click Add Search Internet link to Start Menu on the Advanced menu in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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