Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th May 2009 16:58 UTC, submitted by zegenie
Internet Explorer The internet has been abuzz the entire weekend about Microsoft supposedly forcing Internet Explorer 8 to be the default browser once you upgraded to it. Users reported that upon installing IE8, Microsoft's latest browser was automatically made the default one, without a notification. However, as it turns out, it's all been a bit overhyped.
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Default Search
by drstorm on Mon 4th May 2009 18:27 UTC
drstorm
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2009-04-24

It caught my eye that the default search in the Express settings is Google. Isn't that a bit strange? Sure, I welcome it, but I'm surprised.

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RE: Default Search
by poundsmack on Mon 4th May 2009 18:31 in reply to "Default Search"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

...?

i think its google if your previous install was google or you had google products as express install coppies over your settings. I (one who is not one of Google's biggest fans) have no google software on my computers and none of my IE8 installs have google as the default search.

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RE[2]: Default Search
by drstorm on Tue 5th May 2009 03:47 in reply to "RE: Default Search"
drstorm Member since:
2009-04-24

...?

i think its google if your previous install was google or you had google products as express install coppies over your settings. I (one who is not one of Google's biggest fans) have no google software on my computers and none of my IE8 installs have google as the default search.

I suspected that might be the case. I just saw the posted screenshot, not the actial IE8. (I use Firefox.) Thanks for the clarification. ;)

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