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Can I prevent IE9 from loading history into search field?

  1. #1

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit

    Can I prevent IE9 from loading history into search field?

    To elaborate, let's say I have previously visited However, today I'm looking for Apple Flavored Schnops. When I go to the address bar to type in apple, it automatically fills the search bar with I HATE that, especially when I go to search for something that is one word, because when I hit enter, it will bring me to the closest previously visited match.

    Is there anyway that I can get IE9 to show the suggestions, show the history, but not fill my address bar with it?


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  2. #2

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit

    Here's another one. I frequent ESPN. But, when I go to search for ESP, it fills the menu bar with

    That's annoying....
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  3. #3

    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Well, the easy solution is to type ESP or Apple and if you see a longer URL, hit delete instead of enter, and that will allow give you what you want.

    However, yes.. you can turn this off completely if you want to. Or you can clear it on demand, tools -> Internet Options -> Browsing History
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  4. #4

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit

    Indeed, that would be the easy solution, and it's what I currently find myself doing. Does not, however, change the annoyance factor when you type 95-105 WPM on average and are quick with the Enter key! .
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  5. #5

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Wkizzle, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    That would be the autocomplete feature in Internet Explorer. You could use the tutorial below to turn it off.

    Internet Explorer AutoComplete - Turn On or Off - Windows 7 Forums

    Hope this helps,
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