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22 Jan 2009   #1
shawnzee

Windows 7
 
 
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How do I disable the autocomplete feature in the search box?
Sorry if this has been asked before but I tried to search it and could not find it.


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22 Jan 2009   #2
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello shawnzee,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Not sure what you mean. I don't get any auto complete in either Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer or FireFox. I get a drop down list of suggestions. I don't know of any way to turn it off.

Gary
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22 Jan 2009   #3
shawnzee

Windows 7
 
 

yeah its the drop down list of previous searches, I just want to know how to get rid of it, I hate that feature, I disabled it on IE Firefox and media player I just cant figure out how to get rid of the one in windows explorer.
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22 Jan 2009   #4
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

IE8/Tools/Internet Options/Content/Autocomplete/Settings - clear whatever selections you don't want and you can also delete the history.
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22 Jan 2009   #5
shawnzee

Windows 7
 
 



this is what im talking about I want to get rid of the drop down menu.
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22 Jan 2009   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello shawnzee, welcome to Se7en Forums!


I could be wrong, but I don't believe that can be deleted; short of using the registry. I would like to know if it's possible myself, if you find a way please post back with the info.














Later Ted
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22 Jan 2009   #7
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shawnzee View Post


this is what im talking about I want to get rid of the drop down menu.
Surely thats the "RUN" box.?
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22 Jan 2009   #8
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Hello Shawnzee...

I searched a bit and still I can't find where these MRU lists are stored.

However , I found that it only keeps the last 3 search strings.

So if you want a way to temporarily get rid of your searches,
type 3 different non-existent searches , 1 each time, and it will keep the last 3 of those, instead of your real ones. It doesn't keep more than 3.

Meanwhile, I'll keep looking for a real solution, cause it's a interesting matter of privacy...
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22 Jan 2009   #9
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Hey shawnzee... You gave me work at home!

I found your registry key.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\WordWheelQuery

Delete everything in this key (not the key WordWheelQuery itself, only what it contains on the right) and your auto-find-what-you-typed list is gone.

I'm now looking for a way to permanently disable it so it doesn't keep track
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22 Jan 2009   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello limneos.


Yes, I just tried it and the history is gone.


Thanks!...












Later Ted
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