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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 itif a problem occurs. For information about how to do this, view the"Restoring the Registry" Help topic in Regedit.exe or the "Restoring aRegistry Key" Help topic in Regedt32.exe.
This article describes how to change the default Search bar size inInternet Explorer.
WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems thatmay require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannotguarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of RegistryEditor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing KeysAnd Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or the "Add andDelete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topicsin Regedt32.exe. Note that you should back up the registry before you editit.
To change the default Search bar size in Internet Explorer, follow thesesteps:
Using Registry Editor, modify the ExplorerBar value data in following registry key
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."
Quit Registry Editor, quit Internet Explorer if it is running, and then restart your computer.