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    Exclamation Internet Explorer drop down menu from address bar

    I was wondering how you get rid of those annoying drop down items in your IE which show you what sites you have already visited (the drop down menu in your address bar which pops up when you start typing an address) I'v already turned of the Auto-Complete function in the registry, but it still remembers my old adresses. Plz help

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    I am not sure how to disable the function, but all you have to do is clear the history to get rid of the saved addresses.

    I switched to FireFox a few months ago... haven't touched IE since.
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    i hate that too..lol...but i dont think you can actually get rid of those addresses...you can stop them from popping up tho...by disabling auto complete which you've already done...

    it does stop popping up rite??
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    clear your history and change 'days to keep pages in history' to 1? i guess that'll help
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    haha looking at porn sites and wanna get rid of the bread trail, hehe, but yea just clear your history and it should get rid of them, i too switched over to firefox and never looked back
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    yeah you can....from an experienced porn addict.....you goto tools - internet options - content tab - autocomplete button and uncheck the web address's and such.....took me forever to figure out and i always forget how but i remember rite now for some reason lol


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    found this
    Remove history in internet explorer address bar Views: 45,761 | Avg. Rating: 3 out of 5 (121 Votes) | Print

    Internet Explorer keeps track of each URL that you type in the address bar as a convenience to save you from typing the next time that you visit that site. However, any user that uses your computer can find out what addresses you typed in as well so some may be interested in clearing the address bar addresses. Just clearing the browser history will not do this as a registry modification is needed:

    Click on Start, then Run.
    Type regedit in the box provided.
    In Regedit navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Typed URLs
    Then just delete all of the keys that list the URL's you no longer want to see.


    editor's note: Clearing the recent documents history from start menu properties will clear this list as well.

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    yeh i needed to get rid of some unwanted sites
    i tryed the regedit method but i get to the microsoft bit and all thats there is windows nuthing else
    is there another way?

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    oh no worries i miss read

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    Quote Originally Posted by DKZ
    Internet Explorer keeps track of each URL that you type in the address bar as a convenience to save you from typing the next time that you visit that site. However, any user that uses your computer can find out what addresses you typed in as well so some may be interested in clearing the address bar addresses. Just clearing the browser history will not do this as a registry modification is needed:
    Stop using internet explorer. Firefox can be cleared of all this info easily although it does involve a few clicks to clear the cache etc.

    I'm glad that the registry edit previously mentioned works and well done to DKZ for that but i've always found the drop down helpful. It saves me 3 sometimes 4 extra key presses.

    For example:

    Instead of typing hotmail and pressing ctrl + enter I can type hot press downarrow then press enter. 5 strokes vs 9 strokes.

    And as for IE vs Firefox.........

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