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Search May List Only MSN and Excite


In Internet Explorer 5, you may see only MSN and Excite listed as your Web search engine selections. This behavior can occur if a language other than English [United States][en-us] is listed first in the Languages settings in Internet Options. This causes the search assistant to return search engines compatible with the browser's default language setting, and the content returned to be in a specific language. To fix this:

  1. In Internet Explorer, select Internet Options from the Tools menu
  2. On the General tab, click Languages
  3. If English [United States][en-us] does not appear in the list, click Add

    If this entry does appear, skip to step 5

  4. Select English [United States][en-us], and then click OK
  5. In the Language Preference dialog box, select English [United States][en-us], and then click Move Up to place the selected entry at the top of the list
  6. Click OK to close the Language Preference dialog box, and click OK to close the Internet Options dialog box