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To see the stock quote answer in action, type MSFT in the search box; you’ll get the current stock information, plus the performance graph supplied by Comstock. If you want details, just click on the image and you’ll go to moneycentral.msn.com for more info.
To see the latest weather forecast, type weather in the search box and you’ll get the weather icon, current temp, as well as the predicted high and low temps from Foreca.
Want to try a few of your own? Use the queries below (in bold) to see more:
Instant answers are available by default with IE8 when you're using Live Search in the U.S.
- Alfred Liu, Senior Development Lead, and Beatrice Oltean, Program Manager
@Kevin We are considering the currency conversion feature.
@ Morgan Cheng This feature is based on the Search Provider Extensibility for IE8: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc848862(VS.85).aspx#dev_searchsuggestion
@ Quikboy When you install a toolbar in a browser you get two search boxes, one on the toolbar and the other one on the IE chrome. You will get Instant Answer suggestions in the IE8 search box and the same answers will be shown in the IE8 Address Bar if your query is prefixed with “? ” – question mark and space. Feel free to use whichever is convenient.
We are considering the currency conversion feature.
@Sterling This is a great suggestion.
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I also have been having problems with the Live.com Cashback program. I have been waiting now for 5 months and still not received the Cashback. Some how my live.com account was deleted and their is no way to log into that account and click the Cashback icon so Microsoft can deposit the money into my Paypal account. I previously added my PayPal account to my Live.com account. I even have all the original emails Live.com sent me and the Ebay files that show as proof I used the Cashback program. If anyone knows a telephone number I can call I would appreciate. Thanks
John, you'd better try here: https://support.search.live.com/default.aspx?mkt=en-us&scrx=1
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