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Windows 7: Windows Explorer address bar

13 Dec 2010   #11
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Yep, it applies to both Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer address bar.
Except if you uninstalled Internet Explorer (in Programs & Features), the top portion of that box with the Address bar settings is missing.

I only use Firefox, and just to check it out, re-enabled IE, and the Address bar settings reappeared.

Is there any way around this? I'd like to have no trace of IE, but still be able to access the Autocomplete > Address bar settings, to control Windows Explorer behaviour.


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13 Dec 2010   #12
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Debugged,

I haven't tried this with Internet Explorer turned off, but you can modify the AutoSuggest string value setting at the registry location below to turn Auto Complete in Windows Explorer on or off. The change was applied immediately for me. If not for you, then log off and on to apply.

Windows Explorer Auto Suggest - Turn On or Off

-autosuggest.jpg

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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13 Dec 2010   #13
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Windows 7
 
 

Unfortunately the address bar dropdown list is still retained unless IE is installed.

This is the only effect on Windows I've seen so far (that I can remember) of not having IE installed. I wonder if there are any others.

Actually it does modify "Autosuggest" as the reg entry says, autosuggest being when you start typing and it helps you out. I mainly like that for the "Run" dialog box which is also affected by this change. I want to keep autosuggest, but don't want the list of addresses in the address bar dropdown to be saved. Do you have another idea for that?

Thanks.
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13 Dec 2010   #14
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sorry, if Auto Suggest is on, then the drop down list content will be saved until manually deleted. CCleaner is a good free program to delete them with.
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13 Dec 2010   #15
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Windows 7
 
 

That's allright, thanks for trying. I realize I'm trying to have my cake and eat it too. So many ways to delete the dropdown items or the whole list, no worries!
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13 Dec 2010   #16
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome.
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