Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jun 2007 09:36 UTC, submitted by Deron
Windows Microsoft agreed Tuesday to make changes to the desktop search feature in Windows Vista in an effort to assuage Google and head off a further antitrust battle with U.S. regulators. Under the agreement, Microsoft will create a mechanism whereby both computer makers and individuals will be able to choose a default desktop search program, much as they can choose a rival browser or media player, even though those technologies are built into Windows.
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RE[2]: Like I've said
by Nelson on Wed 20th Jun 2007 21:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Like I've said"
Nelson
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2005-11-29

You classify Hacks as a public API? Get a grip.

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RE[3]: Like I've said
by Bit_Rapist on Thu 21st Jun 2007 13:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Like I've said"
Bit_Rapist Member since:
2005-11-13

You classify Hacks as a public API? Get a grip.

So things like the search bar in the vista start menu have a public api interface?

I'm pretty sure thats exactly one of the points that google is raising, it dosen't have a public api.

If there is no api for it then what is the way to integrate with it?

You end up hooking windows messages and cross process subclassing. You end up with a big hack on your hands.

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