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  1. 21 Apr '06 16:15
    sorry that this isnt to do with this site but I just wondered how I could get rid of the drop down box when I search for things on Google, I use it as my main research tool for my art, projects etc and everytime I press one letter a huge list of past things searched for comes down and its a pain in the rear, ive tried deleting temp net files, cookies etc but they are still there! any ideas?

    thanks
  2. Standard member leisurelysloth
    Man of Steel
    21 Apr '06 17:04
    Originally posted by expressiveoutburst
    sorry that this isnt to do with this site but I just wondered how I could get rid of the drop down box when I search for things on Google, I use it as my main research tool for my art, projects etc and everytime I press one letter a huge list of past things searched for comes down and its a pain in the rear, ive tried deleting temp net files, cookies etc but they are still there! any ideas?

    thanks
    Interesting. I use IE version 6 at work. I cleared the cache yesterday and so, would have expected this junk to disappear. However, you are quite right, there was still a laundry list of searches. I was able to manually delete everything in the drop down box--you might try that.
  3. 21 Apr '06 19:01 / 2 edits
    Try this;
    Click Start, point to Settings, point to Control Panel, and then click Internet Options.
    Click the Advanced tab, and then uncheck the Use inline AutoComplete box.
    3. Click OK.


    Also;
    On the Google toolbar,click if you see Options button, then under the search tab, uncheck the box for suggest popular queries as you type
  4. 21 Apr '06 19:18
    Originally posted by leisurelysloth
    Interesting. I use IE version 6 at work. I cleared the cache yesterday and so, would have expected this junk to disappear. However, you are quite right, there was still a laundry list of searches. I was able to manually delete everything in the drop down box--you might try that.
    what did you do to delete them manually? thanks for the help
  5. 21 Apr '06 19:19
    Originally posted by Dr Strangelove
    Try this;
    Click Start, point to Settings, point to Control Panel, and then click Internet Options.
    Click the Advanced tab, and then uncheck the [b]Use inline AutoComplete
    box.
    3. Click OK.


    Also;
    On the Google toolbar,click if you see Options button, then under the search tab, uncheck the box for suggest popular queries as you type[/b]
    this box is already unchecked, just looked for it, also on the google options, is that the preferences? if it is there wasnt an option on there to do that thanks for the help
  6. 21 Apr '06 19:26
    no worries, sorted it out now, by deleting each letters worth of searches with the actual delete button instead of the other delete button I was pressing, thanks for your help
  7. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    21 Apr '06 20:10
    Originally posted by expressiveoutburst
    no worries, sorted it out now, by deleting each letters worth of searches with the actual delete button instead of the other delete button I was pressing, thanks for your help
    Oh man, silly Windows...
  8. Standard member mosquitorespect
    Not Royalty
    21 Apr '06 20:17 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by expressiveoutburst
    no worries, sorted it out now, by deleting each letters worth of searches with the actual delete button instead of the other delete button I was pressing, thanks for your help
    Coincidentally, I was looking at the google help screens today at work, which tell you how to do this in Firefox, IE, MSN and Safari.

    And that was only half an hour after you posted.
    That's pretty weird

    http://www.google.co.uk/support/bin/topic.py?topic=352
  9. 21 Apr '06 20:26
    Originally posted by mosquitorespect
    Coincidentally, I was looking at the google help screens today at work, which tell you how to do this in Firefox, IE, MSN and Safari.

    And that was only half an hour after you posted.
    That's pretty weird

    http://www.google.co.uk/support/bin/topic.py?topic=352
    cheers for that, ive got it in my favourites for future reference

    that was abit weird though lol thanks all