One of the first things you'll notice about Internet Explorer 7 is that is has a built-in search bar in the upper right-hand corner of the browser. You can use the search bar to search MSN, AOL, Ask Jeeves, Yahoo, or Google. What's unique about Google is that it recognizes that you're using IE7 and invites you to make Google the default search engine (see the box highlighted in red), and if click the button then Google prompts you to also install an add-on that connects to this IE7 search box.
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