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Don't want Google to show drop down list of recent sites

by bevest1 / October 19, 2006 6:21 AM PDT

I have Google as my home page and every time I type in the browser bar a list of sites I have visited drops down. I don't want it to do that. How can I make it stop?

I have Windows XP and MSN is my server.


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Re: Don't want Google to show drop down list of recent sites
by Tufenuf / October 19, 2006 7:16 AM PDT
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i tried this one
by jonah jones / March 10, 2007 7:20 PM PST

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Go to the "Tools" menu.
2. Select "Internet Options" and the "General" tab.
3. Click the "Clear History" button. To completely disable the history function, set "Days to keep pages in history" to zero ("0").
4. Click "OK" to exit.

it didn't work Sad

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Clear the previous topics that you have searched in Google
by anubrata.roy / October 19, 2006 5:54 PM PDT

Dear Friend,
To avoid the drop down menu of Google. Open Internet Explorer.Click on Tools Menu, select Internet options...A dialog box open with name "Internet Options" here Select the Content Tab and click on AutoComplete.... And now another dialog box opens called "AutoComplete Settings".

Now in the Clear AutoComplete History click on Clear Forms that will clear the google drop down menu.And if you click on Clear Passwords. It will clear all stored passwords from your browser history i.e. Internet Explorer history.

Anubrata Roy

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still having problems
by bevest1 / November 4, 2006 3:42 AM PST

I finally found out I indeed did not have internet explorer and got it downloaded but now under tools, I clicked on internet options and nothing happened. No drop down menu opened and no dialog box opened to allow me to choose the next step.

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Re: Google drop downs
by retired / November 4, 2006 6:05 AM PST
In reply to: still having problems

right click the I.E. icon on the desktop and properties, Also in the control panel find Internet options.

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no luck
by bevest1 / November 4, 2006 7:20 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Google drop downs

I don't have the e icon on my desk top but went to control panel and deleted history but google keeps showing drop down history.

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still no luck
by bevest1 / March 10, 2007 1:41 PM PST
In reply to: no luck

Thanks for your help.

I Just got back to this issue after giving up awhile but it still bugs me.

I had to reinstall MSN in order to get Internet Explorer to open. It had Yahoo as it's default server. I changed it to Google and followed the steps above. The auto type options were already unclicked but on my Google home page (which is separate from the Internet Explorer page) it still gets the drop down list of sites I have visited and by the way, it says MSN Explorer instead of Internet Explorer.

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try this
by jonah jones / March 10, 2007 7:17 PM PST
In reply to: still no luck

open MSN explorer
click Tools -->
Internet Options -->
Content -->

Auto complete
uncheck the 3 boxes
click clear forms / clear passwords

click Ok on each window

close MSN explorer

reopen and your problem should be solved!

if not, is it possible you have 2 copies of explorer (MSN and Internet Explorer)??



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2 copies of explorer
by bevest1 / March 11, 2007 4:53 AM PDT
In reply to: try this

Yes, I think I do have 2 copies (MSN explorer and Internet explorer) and I don't know how to open MSN explorer except that it seems that is what I am using with my Google home page. None of the steps above make any difference with it.

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