Cannot Google search....Accelerator is not available

 I tried to highlight and right click on it to search it. After a second or two, a window appears saying "This accelerator is not available at this time. Try a different accelerator or try again later." It happens to me after the first time I restart my computer and really annoying. I tried the Bing add on but with the same problem. Highlighting a word and then Google searching via right click is faster...... than copy and pasting doing it in another window.

Someone help me!

SOLUTION: I'VE FOUND THE SOLUTION! It was under Security settings of Internet options. I had Protected Mode on and can do it once again after I disabled it.

 
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Last updated July 20, 2018 Views 3,204 Applies to:
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Hi,

The problem is that the accelerator is using an untrusted site and protected mode is on.

It is easily fixed by trusting the site the seach accellerator points to; do this by adding it to the Trusted Sites zone in internet options.

You can find out what site you need to trust by hovering over the accelerator (i.e. "Search with Google" with some text selected, and looking at the status bar in the lower left corner.

For me it was http://www.google.nl, to use the Dutch Google search accelerator.

You may need to disable the https requirment TEMPORARILY when adding the url to the Trusted Sites zone.

Alternatively you can edit the (registry setting for) the accelerator to use https.

Best regards,

George

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My accelerators worked fine until I installed February Patch Tuesday patches. It seemed as if one of the IE11 updates deleted all accelerator URLs from the Trusted Zone's list. Just adding them again solved the problem.

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