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How to change the default search engine for AutoCAD 2014 commandline?

A - answer AutoCAD 2014 (and the whole 2014-AutoCAD family) offers to search for the typed command on the internet - directly on the commandline, by clicking on the globe icon:


The default search engine is You can change it to your favorite search engine service through the Registry.

Go to your AutoCAD HKCU profile - e.g.:


and set the keys "CMLInternetSearchURL" and optionally also "CMLInternetSearchPrefix". The prefix is added in the search term to the typed-in word (you can change it e.g. to "AutoCAD 2014").

The search engine URL e.g. for Bing is:{0}

The search URL for CADforum tips is:{0}

Some other search engines - examples:

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