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Disabling type-ahead

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jmkolm, Dec 21, 2006.

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  1. jmkolm

    jmkolm Thread Starter

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    I have someone's old XP Pro laptop and it remembers type-ahead values in every app from IE to God knows what. So if I type "Hello" in Google I might get :
    Hello dolly
    Hello magazine
    Hello.com
    etc etc etc!

    I don't want any of the previous user's historic choices and it is driving me mad!

    How do I discard them please? (Deleting temp files in IE doesn't do it.)

    John :D
     
  2. gurutech

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    Try clearing history.
     
  3. jmkolm

    jmkolm Thread Starter

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    Did that, clears visited sites nicely, but doens't affect the memory for typed-ahead things at all. Neither does "Clear Forms" in Autocomplete, though you'd think it should. Any other ideas? :(
     
  4. gurutech

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    The only other thing I can think of is to "disable" the autocomplete by unchecking the boxes.
     
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