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How to stop IE8 from saving history of searches done?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Morbius, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. Morbius

    Morbius Flightless Bird

    While I like the built-in search bat at the top-right of IE8 (set to Google
    on my machine), I don't like that fact that it saves a history of the
    searches I performed. I know it does this because as I type in a search
    similar to one I've previously done, I see a list of the searches I typed in
    earlier that are close. Note that these are not the "suggestions" you can
    turn on and off in the search bar...I've already disabled that. But what it
    does is remember every search I've previously typed, and attempts to match it
    with one of those. For instance, yesterday I searched on
    "Racqueballonline.tv". Today, when I started to type in "racquetball" as a
    search, it brought up a list showing yesterday's "Racquetballonline.tv"
    search as well as a search I did last week for "racquetball gear". I
    remember when I had IE7, there was a setting to specifically disable this
    saving of previous searches, but I find no such setting in IE8?!? Am I
    overlooking this somewhere, or has MS simply made it impossible to keep your
    searches from being saved?? If so, I guess I'll have to use another search
    method, as I hate this!
     
  2. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    I have never ever searched for or been to racquetballonline.tv, and this
    comes up as a search suggestion as I type. It's not a result of visiting the
    site, or a previous search, because I have never been there nor done a
    search.

    The search history could be problematic, especially at work, but what you
    report isn't a result of the history. I set my browser to delete all history
    at the close of each session. Check the settings of TOOLS>OPTIONS>Browsing
    History.




    "Morbius" <Morbius@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:31F4965D-5377-4EA2-A984-4235B4675A80@microsoft.com...
    > While I like the built-in search bat at the top-right of IE8 (set to
    > Google
    > on my machine), I don't like that fact that it saves a history of the
    > searches I performed. I know it does this because as I type in a search
    > similar to one I've previously done, I see a list of the searches I typed
    > in
    > earlier that are close. Note that these are not the "suggestions" you can
    > turn on and off in the search bar...I've already disabled that. But what
    > it
    > does is remember every search I've previously typed, and attempts to match
    > it
    > with one of those. For instance, yesterday I searched on
    > "Racqueballonline.tv". Today, when I started to type in "racquetball" as
    > a
    > search, it brought up a list showing yesterday's "Racquetballonline.tv"
    > search as well as a search I did last week for "racquetball gear". I
    > remember when I had IE7, there was a setting to specifically disable this
    > saving of previous searches, but I find no such setting in IE8?!? Am I
    > overlooking this somewhere, or has MS simply made it impossible to keep
    > your
    > searches from being saved?? If so, I guess I'll have to use another
    > search
    > method, as I hate this!
     

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