How to Change the Default Search Bar Size in Internet Explorer

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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry. Before you edit the registry, make sure you understand how to restore it if a problem occurs. For information about how to do this, view the "Restoring the Registry" Help topic in Regedit.exe or the "Restoring a Registry Key" Help topic in Regedt32.exe.
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This article describes how to change the default Search bar size in Internet Explorer.

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WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe. Note that you should back up the registry before you edit it.

To change the default Search bar size in Internet Explorer, follow these steps:
  1. Using Registry Editor, modify the ExplorerBar value data in following registry key
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    so that the second pair of values is one of the following values:
    00 - normal screen
    01 - normal screen
    02 - half screen
    03 - 3/4 screen
    04 - full screen
    For example, if you want to change the default Search bar size to half screen and the ExplorerBar value data is currently "ff 01 00 00 61 93 45 00," change the 01 value to "02" (without quotation marks) so that the value data reads "ff 02 00 00 61 93 45 00."
  2. Quit Registry Editor, quit Internet Explorer if it is running, and then restart your computer.

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Article ID: 192885 - Last Review: June 5, 2007 - Revision: 3.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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