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Old 15th May 2002   #1
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I am running win 98se .When I select search from the tool bar and then type what I'm searching for my web page goes blank after the search items comes up. I have tried the settings under tool ,internet options,advanced, and when searching. My orginal web page used to stay on until I clicked an address in the search pane. How do I get this back ? Thanks.

 

 

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Scroll to the bottom of left pane "Search" results list and make sure the box is unchecked that states "Show Search Preview page on right".

You are aware that there are work arounds or methods of browsing in multiple IE Windows thus allowing for the retention of your[a] original/chosen IE site/page and using a separate ie for viewing or doing a search, aren't you? If not just ask.....

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When you state "right pane goes blank" do you mean this in the literal sence, in other words is the display actualy blank. Do other search links in list also produce blank pages????


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Yes the web page does go blank. When I go to View at top of page and then to Go To it has a check mark and says about blank where normally it would be a web site like Windows BBS- Windows 98 or other site I had last visited. When I click on a web site in the search window it goes to the site and it is never blank until I close the search window and reopen it and type in a site to search and when they come up my main window goes blank.

 

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First things first......

Did you do as I suggested and scroll down to the bottom of the left paned "Search" list and deselect "Show Search Preview page on right" button?

Does this retain your original page after typing word[s] in the search field?

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I believe the blank page is produced by one of the known bugs when using the "Preview" feature of your search. Here is a list of some known causes and fixes:

If you have enabled Search Preview, but do not see the Search Preview page [in the right pane] submitting a query in the Search pane, it may be one of the following problems:

1]You have Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows XP and are running Search Companion instead of Search Assistant. Follow the steps in How do I enable Search Preview on Windows XP to disable Search Companion and enable Search Preview.

2]You are using Search Assistant, but do not have MSN Search as your default or sole search provider. Follow the steps in How do I set MSN Search as my default or sole Search Assistant provider to set MSN Search as your primary search provider.

3]Your Internet Explorer security or privacy settings prevent Search Preview from enabling. If your Internet Explorer security is set to High you will not be able to use Search Preview. Also, if your Internet Explorer privacy is set to Block Cookies or High you will not be able to use Search Preview.

4]Search Preview has been temporarily disabled by MSN Search administration. Normal functionality should return within a few hours.

If you are unfamiliar with this feature and wish to expand knowledge on it:
http://communities.msn.com/SearchPreview/faq.msnw

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The second issue you mentioned is with the "Go To" button. This is a short list from your most recent cached "History" of pages visited. As such this is also subject to having an occasional link to a blank or a java script that loops you back to the same site.

Sites can disable your ability to go back, and they can even redirect the Back button [Go To Button] so it takes you to a different site or loops to same site. You can't prevent this behavior without disabling JavaScript entirely, and that's not a viable solution for all.

Instead, change the way you work with search results.

Don't just click on a link; right-click and choose Open in New Window, or drag the link to another open browser window.
When you view the search hits in a separate window, you don't have to worry about getting back to the main search page.

NOTE*There are also known problems for non patched/updated IE's and blank page issues but it sounds like yours is the common known quirk we all put up with from time to time.

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There are many more methods of doing a search in a more user friendly way. The above nfo is just one. My personal preference
is with the "Google" toolbar but I digress and that is another Topic best addressed in the "General Forum".

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bump up.......

Looking for an update, how ya' comin' on this?

Apology to those who find themselves in here again, looking for said same. Just didn't want this to disappear into the back pages. I hate posts without closure.......


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