Posts Tagged ‘search provider’

Mozilla’s Lightspeed could make the Web a lot Simpler

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

It’s been a heck of a long time since I’ve heard anybody complain that the web was “too complicated” … heck, even nine-year-old kids seem to be able to figure it out.

Lightspeed is an idea by Philipp Sackl and Michael Verdi of Mozilla that could make the web simpler to use without sacrificing privacy or security in the process. I don’t like simplifications. I don’t like it when companies strip away features from a product orĀ  give you little to no information, and simplification seems to be a trend in current UX design.


How to Add Search Engines to Internet Explorer

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Just in case you’re not happy with your default IE9 search provider …

Internet Explorer gives you options to select a default search engine, also called search provider, during the initial setup on first start. You find a list of search providers that are currently installed in the browser under Manage Add-ons. Please note that this guide uses Internet Explorer 9 to walk you through the steps of setting up a search provider, and that it may differ if you are using a different version of Microsoft’s Internet browser.