About configuring the Search Box Web Part

The Search Box Web Part displays a text box for users to search for information. You use the Search Box Web Part tool pane to specify properties for this Web Part. These properties include settings for the following:

  • The search results page to which to send the queries that users type in this Web Part

  • Query suggestions, including personal favorites results

  • Links to use for a search preferences page and an advanced search page

  • The display template to use

  • Appearance

  • Layout

To add a Search Box Web Part

  1. Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is a member of the Designers group.

  2. On the search results page, click Settings, and then click Edit Page. The search results page opens in Edit mode.

  3. Click Add a Web Part.

  4. In the Categories group under the ribbon, click Search.

  5. In the Parts group under the ribbon, click Search Box.

  6. Click Add.

To configure the properties of a Search Box Web Part

  1. Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is a member of the Designers group.

  2. On the search results page, click Settings, and then click Edit Page. The search results page opens in Edit mode.

  3. In the Search Box Web Part, move the mouse pointer to the right of the title of the Web Part, click the arrow, and then click Edit Web Part on the menu. The Search Box Web Part tool pane opens under the ribbon at the top right of the page.

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