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Thursday, December 14, 2006


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I agree with you that the address and search boxes work better together.

In Internet Explorer 6, there was only the address box, but you could also type your search there and I did it there all the time.

But then strangely, IE 7 is released, and despite their efforts to save header space, they split off the search into its own box.

Microsoft's UI decisions are sometimes perplexing. I can't believe that they actually tested this one.

I'd forgotten that IE6 had this feature - and I don't even recall using it when I had IE6 installed. I guess it was hard to drop the habit of thinking of the address bar as a place to type URLs only :)

Hopefully the fact that FeedDemon has "Address or Search Term" in grayed text will make it more obvious that you can do this.

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