Search Internet from the Start Menu in Windows 7



You might be aware that Windows 7 allow to search for application or file from Start menu itself.  Windows 7 also facilitate you to search the internet.


You can enable this feature using group policy editor. Open a Local Group Policy Editor by typing "gpedit.msc" in Run Command from Start Menu. You can also find the Local Group Policy Editor by searching for "Group Policy" in Start Menu.  

Once Local Group Policy Editor is opened traverse to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Start Menu and Taskbar as shown in below image. 




In the right pane, enable he policy "Add Search Internet link to Start Menu". 


Now go to Start Menu and type what you want to search on internet in Start Menu, start menu will show you the link to search. Once you click the link it will launch the search item as per your computers default web-browser. 


This feature is also supported in Window 2008 operating system. 

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