How to Restore a Google Search Bar

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The "Google Search Bar" is an "Internet Explorer" add-on designed to allow the use of the "Google" search engine without having to visit the "Google" homepage. If the "Google Search Bar" has been disabled, and you wish to restore it, you must access "Internet Explorer's" add-on manager utility. This utility will allow you to enable the "Google Search Bar" once again.

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Step 1

Double-click the "Internet Explorer" icon on your desktop to launch the browser.

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Step 2

Click the "Tools" drop-down menu located in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

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Step 3

Click "Internet Options" located in the "Tools" drop-down menu.

Step 4

Click the "Programs" tab in the "Internet Options" pop-up window, then click "Manage Add-ons."

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Step 5

Click "Google Toolbar" in the "Manage Add-ons" pop-up window, then click "Enable" to restore the "Google Search Bar."

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