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#15349 - 06/17/02 09:19 PM internet explorer help
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when i go to type something in a search engine or other text box in internet explorer, a list pops up under it with all the words i've typed in the past that match the letter i started to type. does anyone know how to turn this feature off or if it is even possible to do. thanks
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#15350 - 06/18/02 05:19 AM Re: internet explorer help
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Registered: 03/04/02
Posts: 1273
Loc: OH, USA
heh, do you realize how long it took for me to answer that for myself? Here I was, using a computer at work that I wasn't supposed to and I use google... well that sucks cause I noticed that the computer user uses google too... I searched all around in the Internet Explorer settings and I couldn't find a damn thing to turn it off. I remember that there's a box that asks you if you want to turn autocomplete on - but that's it. You're stuck buddy.

Well, I started snooping around in the registry. Searching for words like autocomplete and such, and after a long time I discovered that the entire advanced internet settings page is determined in the registry! You can add settings and remove settings from that page in there! Cool! (Location: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions) So anyway, I'll get straight to the point. I found where I can turn the damn thing off in the registry.

ah damn, I can't find it again. It may be because I never turned it on for my own computer - so the value was never set to either a yes or no. Try this location:


In there you'll find a value called "Append Completion". The yes or no here determines if you get auto complete in the address bar - has nothing to do with the google text box. See if there's a second value in there that says "yes" and change it to no.

I'll be back at work tonight and I'll look for the value that I changed.
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#15351 - 06/18/02 12:31 PM Re: internet explorer help
dashocker Offline

Registered: 03/05/02
Posts: 524
Loc: Cornfields everywhere...
heh, you dont need to mess with the registry! Go to tools, internet options, content, auto-complete, and turn forms off, then clear the forms. I know on Win98 it doesent seem to turn it off though I have to clear the forms everytime, but it works in XP. SR's fix may help if you run Win98 or have any other problems. L8r

#15352 - 06/18/02 01:23 PM Re: internet explorer help
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Registered: 03/04/02
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Well Blimey. There it is! People has always told me that I do things the difficult way.
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#15353 - 06/18/02 08:36 PM Re: internet explorer help
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Registered: 03/02/02
Posts: 143
Loc: .
lol. while were on the subject of ie problems. ive ie 6 and a few weeks ago, all of a sudden, there were no more popups. anywhere. its really weird. even if i click a link like from this msg board, it never opens up a new window. however, ctrl+N does open one up. lol, now that i think of it, i know what happened. the command is what creates new windows in javascript rite? yea, javascript must be disabled. mm hmm. lol. i had this problem for like 3 months and just by thinking about it i figured it out. oh boy. im a dumbass.

#15354 - 06/19/02 10:28 AM Re: internet explorer help
Jitendra Offline
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Registered: 06/10/02
Posts: 12
Hummm....thats funny...I did the exact same thing as SilentRage.

At least I'm not alone out there....


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