|Searching With Assistance||Setting Search Preferences|
You can decide which of the search assistance tools to use.
Click the settings button (), then select Toolbar Preferences.
The Toolbar Settings page opens displaying the General tab.
Tip: You can also click Search Options in
the search assistance window that displays when you begin typing in
the search box (if you have search assistance turned on).
This will take you directly to the Search Settings page.
Click the Search tab.
The left side of the page displays each of the search assistance options, and the right side shows the additional search engines that you can use.
If you don’t want any assistance, select Never display from the pull-down at the top of the assist options; otherwise, leave it as Display Always or Display when I need help and then fine tune your assistance option by option.
Enable or disable an option by checking (to enable) or unchecking (to disable) the box to the left of the option.
Search History—keeps track of your most common searches and presents them as options when you type something similar. You can also clear the current history and start fresh by clicking the Clear link. Doing this keeps the option active (if the box is checked).
Search Suggestions—anticipates what you want to search for and presents options from which to choose. You can indicate how many suggestions should be presented by selecting from the pull-down list.
Navigation History—tracks the web pages you visit and presents those you visit most often based on your search terms.
Enable Bookmarks—presents pages, based on your search terms, that you’ve added to your Yahoo! Bookmarks or to your Internet Explorer Favorites.
Always open results in a new tab—opens the search results in a new tab (or window) instead of the current tab.
Change the setting for Auto-complete, which, when active, anticipates your search term and often completes the word or phrase you’re typing.
Enable or disable other search engines, such as Flickr or Wikipedia, by checking (to enable) or unchecking (to disable) the box next to a search engine.
Note: The choices may vary if you’re using the Mozilla Firefox browser.
When active, you can choose to narrow your search to a particular search engine. For example, if you type "gardenias" and select Flickr from the assistance tools, your results will most likely be images of gardenias displayed on the Flickr site. If you select wikipedia.com, your results will most likely be an article on gardenias displayed on the Wikipedia site.
Tip: If you don’t want to use additional search engines, uncheck Enable
Additional Search Engines. Turning all assistance off
(Never display) also turns Search Engines
When you’re finished, click the I’m Done button.
The search assistance tools are there to help you quickly find and display the information you want.