Manage Internet Explorer address bar auto-complete drop-down lists

The address bar in Internet Explorer displays sites we have visited, our favorite sites, feeds and more. But many a times, having the address bar display so many items can look cluttered. If you wish to select which items you’d like to have displayed in the address bar drop-down lists you can easily do so.

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To do so, open Internet Explorer. Next open Internet Options and click on the Content tab.

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Under AutoComplete, click on Settings.

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Here you can see that you can select what to display in the drop-down lists:

  • Browsing
  • History
  • Favorites
  • Feeds
  • Use Windows Search for better results
  • Suggesting URLs.

Check the one’s you want to be displayed and uncheck what you don’t need.¬†Click on Apply/OK.

Restart IE. You will see that the address bar auto-complete drop-down list looks much more manageable now.

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If you wish, you can also delete the AutoComplete history here or Manage Passwords.

How to Enable or Disable AutoComplete and Inline AutoComplete may also interest you.

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