Asked by: cb1956-ga
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05 May 2003 15:41 PDT
Expires: 04 Jun 2003 15:41 PDT
Question ID: 199860
When I type in a search after the first letter I type I get a short list of words of prior searches made with the visible words beginning with the first letter I typed. I then type in the next letter and I get a short list of words from prior searches made, starting with the first two letters I typed etc. For example if I am searching for "Mental Hospitals" I would type in an "M" and if I had done a search last week for "Maine" it would show followed by a few other words in alphabetical order. Then when I type in the second letter being an 'e' it would jump to the first word from prior searches starting with 'Me', say Mead if I had searched for Mead sometime prior. I want to know how can I disable this feature and be able to clear all searches.
Re: Google Preferences
Answered By: mvguy-ga on 05 May 2003 15:59 PDT
Hi, Google's official answer to that question is this: How do I stop my previous searches from appearing when I type in a new search term? "Fortunately (and unfortunately), this has nothing to do with Google. It's a feature of Internet Explorer 5.0, which is possible to disable using its menu. (You can verify this by going elsewhere on the web to fill out a form and then return to that same page on which you filled out the form.) "To disable this feature on Internet Explorer 5.0, go to the Tools menu; select Internet Options; select the Content tab. Within the Personal Information area, select AutoComplete. Click on Clear Forms. You can also uncheck the Forms box in this same window to keep this from occurring in the future. "Alternatively, you can delete individual entries from the history by using the Down arrow key to select a previous search, and then pressing Delete while an unwanted search is highlighted." ://www.google.com/help/faq.html#iehistory You can also find answers to this question here where I answered it for someone else: http://answers.google.com/answers/main?cmd=threadview&id=196470 Best wishes, Mvguy-ga
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