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Google & IE Search Engines

by jmempho / October 19, 2006 10:17 PM PDT

Does anyone know how to reset or clear out the search boxes in Google or IE. The problem is that in either search engine when I put the first letter in for a new search then every previous search beginning with that first letter appears. I want to clear out all previous searches and know how to turn that function off so that it does not store the searches. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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by John.Wilkinson / October 20, 2006 2:51 AM PDT

You can disable Autocomplete in IE by going tools->internet options->content (tab)-> AutoComplete (button). Just uncheck all boxes, clear your history, and OK your way out.

Hope this helps,

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by jan / October 20, 2006 12:56 PM PDT
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Delete key is the answer
by Lumpy95 / October 20, 2006 1:18 PM PDT

In GOOGLE, when you (for example) put a quotation mark in the search box and ALL the other searches you have made in the past with quotation marks come down in a list, put your cursor over one of them to highlight it and hit the delete key. That will delete it. You will have to do that to each one to get rid of all of them.
I haven't tried it in IE but assume it will work there also.

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Delete history too
by pwynnfl / October 20, 2006 7:24 PM PDT

Your immediate problem can be fixed by the earlier suggestion of not using Auto-complete (under the Content tab) of IE options but if you want to also stop the list, you should delete your history and set the keep history box to fewer days. The history setting is on the General Tab of IE Options and is also useful for privacy purposes on a shared computer.

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