Add IBM® Lotus® Connections to the list of search engines used by your web browser so that you can search Lotus Connections content directly from the browser.
Before you begin
The Lotus Connections search engine can be added to all supported browsers except Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6.
About this task
Adding Lotus Connections search functionality allows you to search all the content in your deployment directly from the browser, with the results returned in the Lotus Connections interface.
- Open either the Lotus Connections Search URL provided by your administrator or the Search Results page.
- Do one of the following.
In Microsoft Internet Explorer:
- From the search control in your browser, click the arrow with the blue background to display a list of search engine options.
- Select Add "Connections".
- Click the Search Options arrow next to the search control and select Connections.
Lotus Connections search now becomes the active search engine in your browser. You can switch to another search engine at any time by selecting a different option from the list of search engines provided.
What to do next
To search Lotus Connections from your browser search control, enter a search term in the field provided and click Search
. The results display in the Lotus Connections user interface, where you can filter them in the usual way. For information about working with search results, see Working with search results
Parent topic: Searching across Lotus Connections
Working with search results