Configuring OpenSearch supports the OpenSearch standard, which allows you to add SearchDotNet to your browser toolbar. Here's a step by step guide on how to do it in IE7 and Firefox 2.x.

Internet Explorer 7

When you browse to, you'll notice that the small arrow to the right of the search box is highlighted (in this case in orange, click on the image to zoom).

Clock on the arrow and you'll see an option to add the search providers on the page. In this case you would click on SearchDotNet.

IE (or it it Vista?) will want to make sure you know what you are doing, and will prompt you as follows:

Once you've added the provider, SearchDotNet will appear as an option in the search bar as shown here:

When you select SearchDotNet, it will appear in the search bar.


Firefox also has a search bar. When you browse to, the button to the left of the searchbar will "glow" slightly as shown here:

When you click on the button, you'll have the option of adding searchdotnet as a search provider.

Firefox will not pause to ask you if you really want to add the search provider. I guess they figure you can remove it later if you make a mistake (you do that using the Manage Search Engines option). Once you've added SearchDotNet, you'll know it's selected by the icon.

That's all there is to it! Enjoy your search.

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