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How do i disable the auto complete feature win 8.1.

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    win 8.1

    How do i disable the auto complete feature win 8.1.


    Would anyone happen to know how to disable the auto complete feature in the windows 8.1 "start screen"(or whatever its called now) search bar preferable the inline auto complete as it is messing up my search results and it does not seem to be tied to the settings in the control panel that i can find. it seems to be creating a history and trying to intelligently fill results which is causing more of a problem then it is solving as many things have similar names. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    PC Settings►Search and apps►Search►Search history►Clear.

    Search History in "Search Charm" - Delete in Windows 8



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  3. #3


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    win 8.1


    Would there happen to be a more permanent solution then having to clear history every so often?
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    There's probably a few settings in gpedit.msc you could try.
    Example:

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    Quote Originally Posted by toony View Post
    Would there happen to be a more permanent solution then having to clear history every so often?
    Yes. Look at post #2 at the picture again.
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