How to Add Search Providers to Internet Explorer

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to add search providers to Internet Explorer.


In this tutorial, we will teach you how to add search providers to Internet Explorer. Search provider is the medium through which you search the internet for information. By default, there might only be one search provider installed. We will guide you step by step on how to find a search provider from Internet Explorer gallery, add it to your search providers and eventually make it your default search provider. We will also teach you how to remove the search provider if you have no use for it any longer.

Step 1 – Go to Manage Add-Ons

First of all, move over to the tools menu and click on the “Manage Add-Ons” option.

Use Manage Add Ons option

Step 2 – Find more search providers

Once the new window opens up, move to the “Search Providers” section and at the bottom of the window, click on the “Find more search providers” option.

Search providers in Internet Explorer

Step 3 – Select search provider

Once the Internet Explorer Gallery opens up, select the internet explorer search provider which you want to add to the browser by simply clicking on it.

Choose a search provider

Step 4 – Add a search provider

With that done, a new window will open up. Over here, click on the “Add to Internet Explorer” button and a dialogue box will appear on the screen. Over here, you can make the selected search provider the default search provider for the browser. Once you’re done, click on the “Add” button to proceed further. In this manner, you can add search providers to Internet Explorer.

Adding a search provider

Step 5 – View Search Providers Section

Now open up the “Manage Add-Ons” window once more and in the “Search Providers” section, you will find the newly added search provider in the list.

Manage Add-Ons in Internet Explorer

Step 6 – Set search provider as default

Click on the newly added search provider and two buttons will appear right at the button. With the set as default button, you can make the selected provider internet explorer’s default search provider. With the remove button, you can delete the search provider from the browser.

Set default search provider