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    Question Google Search has stopped working in IE 11

    Google search has stopped working. I am using Windows 7 64 bit and IE 11. I type in a subject, it shows some items, but no search results. I click one of the items and nothing happens - just a blank screen below the search bar. Any ideas what has changed and how to fix it?

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    See if you have the same problem when booted up into Safe Mode with Networking as this could be AV program related.

    Failing that, see if resetting IE to default has any effect.

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    Since yesterday morning three customers have phoned me about this problem. I checked it out last night on four of my computers.

    It seems to happen now-and-then; if I wait a few minutes after it has happened then try again the problem often doesn't happen.
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    Check your Search Providers settings in Manage Add-ons...

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    Thank you all for your help.

    I reset default. Also set Google in Manage Add-ons.

    It seems to have fixed the issue.

    Before that I did find an ugly work around - when Google search did not respond, I clicked Refresh and that dropped down a search box that did operate properly.

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    Try using a different engine (I like DuckDuckGo) and see if it does the same thing.
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    The exact same thing happened to me with Google on IE9 around the time of the original post. I thought that maybe it was time to reboot the computer (weird things tend to start happening when I haven't done that for a long time), but the issue resolved itself within a couple of days.

    It was not happening in Google on Firefox, or with Ixquick on IE9.

    Given that apparently it was happening on versions of Internet Explorer only, maybe it was something Google did at their end.

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    The same things happens to me all the time in Chrome and Firefox if I have Google as my search engine (I never set Google as my search engine in IE, always left it at Bing, but your post suggests that I'd encounter the same behavior). Do a search on "chrome google search yields blank page", there are a lot of hits and none of the many recommended solutions have any lasting effect - search works just fine for a while and suddenly I'm getting the blank page again. So I changed my search engine to Bing in all my browsers and haven't had this issue any more.

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    History:

    I started using Google as my search engine, just about as soon as they arrived on the Search Engine scene.
    Then last year, they announced that they would start saving all our search information for their own use. What!!!!!!
    ("Big Brother is Watching!") Shades of Orwell's "1984".

    That's when I gave them the axe. I searched the web for a SAFE search engine and found www.ixquick.com
    which I've been using ever since. I love it!

    So, if Google doesn't do it for you.....MOVE Somewhere else! It's that simple.

    Cheers mates and Happy Holidays!
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