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Manage Partial Address Feature in Internet Explorer (All Windows)

The Internet Explorer partial address feature, scans common domains for a match to a keyword entered in the Address bar. The feature is limited by default to searching only .COM, .NET, .ORG and .EDU domains. This tip allows you to add new domains and modify their priorities.

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The values listed under the key below control which domains are auto searched for matches to the keyword entered in the Address bar.

To add a new domain simply create a new string value and name it a sequential number (e.g. '7'). Set the data of the new value to equal the domain you want to search, for example to also search .DE domains add a new value of 'www.%s.de' (%s represents the keyword).

To change their priorities, simply rename the values with sequential numbers where '1' is the site to be checked first.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|1REG_SZ"www.%s.de"|
|2REG_SZ"www.%s.com.au"|
|3REG_SZ"www.%s.com"|
|4REG_SZ"www.%s.net"|
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|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main...|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\UrlTemplate]
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)

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Last modified: August 20, 2002