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Internet Explorer AutoComplete - Turn On or Off

How to Turn On or Off AutoComplete in Internet Explorer
Published by Brink
13 Dec 2010
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How to Turn On or Off AutoComplete in Internet Explorer


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AutoComplete (automatic text completion) or inline AutoComplete is a feature that automatically appends the suggested text to the words as you are typing them in the Internet Explorer address bar and open dialog box. It tries to guess and finish what it thinks you are typing for you automatically.

This will show you how to turn AutoComplete on or off in the address bar of Internet Explorer in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.


EXAMPLE: Internet Explorer "AutoComplete" On and OFF
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OPTION ONE
To Turn IE AutoComplete On or Off in Internet Options
1. Open the Control Panel (Icons view), and click/tap on the Internet Options icon.
A) Go to step 3.
OR

2. Open Internet Explorer, click/tap on Tools (Menu bar), and click/tap on Internet Options.
NOTE: In Windows 8, you would open the IE10 desktop version, and not the IE10 Metro (Windows UI) version.

3. Click/tap on the Content tab, click/tap on the Settings button under AutoComplete, and do step 4 or 5 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshot below)
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4. To Turn On Internet Explorer AutoComplete
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Check at least the Address bar and Browsing history box, then click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
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B) Click/tap on the Advanced tab, then under the Browsing section, check the Use inline AutoComplete in the Internet Explorer Address Bar and Open Dialog box. (see screenshot below)
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C) Go to step 6.
5. To Turn Off Internet Explorer AutoComplete
A) Uncheck the Browsing history box, then click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 4A)
WARNING: If you uncheck the Address bar box, then this will also turn off Auto Suggest in the address bar of Windows Explorer.

B) Click/tap on the Advanced tab, then under the Browsing section, uncheck the Use inline AutoComplete in the Internet Explorer Address Bar and Open Dialog box. (see screenshot below step 4B)

C) Continue on to step 6.
6. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 4B)

7. If open, close and reopen Internet Explorer to see the changes.



OPTION TWO
To Turn IE AutoComplete On or Off Using a REG File Download

NOTE: This option will not affect auto suggest in Windows Explorer.
1. To Turn On Internet Explorer AutoComplete
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below.
Turn_On_Internet_Explorer_Auto_Complete.reg
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Turn Off Internet Explorer AutoComplete
A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below.
Turn_Off_Internet_Explorer_Auto_Complete.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to the Desktop.

4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

5. Click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK when prompted.

6. If open, close and reopen Internet Explorer to see the changes.

7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



OPTION THREE
To Turn IE AutoComplete On or Off Manually in Registry Editor

NOTE: This option will not affect auto suggest in Windows Explorer.
1. Open the Start Menu, then type regedit in the search box and press Enter.

2. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Yes (Windows 7/8) or Continue (Vista).

3. In regedit, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AutoComplete

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4. In the right pane of AutoComplete, double click/tap on Append Completion. (see screenshot above)

5. To Turn On Internet Explorer AutoComplete
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Type in yes, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
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B) Go to step 7.
6. To Turn Off Internet Explorer AutoComplete
A) Type in no, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)
7. Close regedit.

8. If open, close and reopen Internet Explorer to see the changes.
That's it,
Shawn



26 Nov 2013   #1
vijayalaxmi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Internet Explorer AutoComplete - Turn On or Off

Hi

I have followed the same steps to turn on autocomplte settings which u have told ,but none of them work. pls help


My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2013   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Security suites might be blocking the feature what do you use ?
Have you tried Resetting Internet explorer and which version are you using,
Open Internet explorer and Gear symbol on the top right and About Internet explorer,
Post what the popup page says version and KB#
Export Favorites to html file before resetting internet explorer,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/86795-internet-explorer-import-export-favorites.html
See a tutorial here to Reset Internet explorer,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1222-internet-explorer-reset.html
After Resetting ie9 or 10,
I would add this to the tutorials process
Or a complete picture of the reset process is here, Use the Start menu search option with All browser windows closed,
Reset process first opening Internet explorer
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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