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Disabling auto-complete on my web browser

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by tpscheetz, Jan 4, 2006.

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  1. tpscheetz

    tpscheetz Thread Starter

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    Hey,
    I have Windows XP and MSN 9.0 powered by IE
    I can't figure out how to disable the auto-complete on my web browser. You know the type "a" and all previous searches starting with "a" appear in a drop down list under the search bar. I know how to disable it in my OS but not software specific. Could someone help me out.
     
  2. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Retired Moderator

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    Hi tpscheetz

    To clear the Web Addresses currently in the Address Bar:
    Control Panel > Internet Options > General tab
    Click the: Clear History button

    To keep the Web Addresses from being saved,
    Control Panel > Internet Options > Content tab > AutoComplete button
    Under Use AutoComplete for:
    Uncheck: Web Addresses
    Apply, OK to save and close.

    Let us know if that works for you.
     
  3. tpscheetz

    tpscheetz Thread Starter

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    Thanks, but it only worked for a little while. It reverted to some old searches for about 24 hours then went back to its original stae. Is there anything else I can Do?
     
  4. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Retired Moderator

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    I currently have MSN 7.0 so I am unable to try these steps:
    In MSN Explorer:
    Settings Page > All Settings > Internet Options > Browsing History
    Confirm

    Let us know if that works or not.
     
  5. tpscheetz

    tpscheetz Thread Starter

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    Hey,
    It only works on things in the address bar, not on search bars. I currently have msn 9.0 if that helps.
    Thanks alot for your help
    Tpscheetz
     
  6. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Retired Moderator

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