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Q: unwanted lists of previous searches ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: unwanted lists of previous searches
Category: Computers > Security
Asked by: davidov-ga
List Price: $4.00
Posted: 05 Apr 2003 03:42 PST
Expires: 05 May 2003 04:42 PDT
Question ID: 186349
when I enter a topic for a search I find a list of topics springs up
showing all searches beginning with the first letter of the new
search. I do not want this service but do not know how to stop it.
Help would be much appreciated to increase secutity here
Subject: Re: unwanted lists of previous searches
Answered By: j_philipp-ga on 05 Apr 2003 03:59 PST
Hello Davidov,

The Internet Explorer feature you refer to is called "AutoComplete".
You can turn it off in the "Internet Options" from the "Tools" menu
(depending on your browser version, it might also be the "Extra"
menu). Go to the tab selector that reads "Content" and click on the
"AutoComplete" button. Here, you can clear all entries, and also turn
off the feature in the future. Click "OK" afterwards on both dialogs.

For additional information, please see:

How to Use the AutoComplete Feature in Internet Explorer 5 and 6

I hope this answers it!

Search terms:
AutoComplete "Internet Explorer"

Clarification of Answer by j_philipp-ga on 05 Apr 2003 21:57 PST
Hello Davidov,

And in case you are using the Google Toolbar for searches, the
following clears the search history:

- Click on the Google logo to access the drop-down menu.
- Choose the "Clear Search History" option.

To delete individual entries, use the down arrow key to select
previous search keywords, then press "Delete" on your keyboard to
remove the highlighted entry.

I hope it helps, and thanks to Researcher Pinkfreud for pointing out
this possibility to me.
Subject: Re: unwanted lists of previous searches
From: filian-ga on 05 Apr 2003 05:14 PST
Also if you don't want to clear all of your searches but want to keep
a few you can just hover your mouse cursor over the ones you don't
want and hit the DELETE key on your keyboard:)

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