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IE7 search box (top right)

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Alain Dekker, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Alain Dekker

    Alain Dekker Flightless Bird

    I'm using IE7 (7.0.5730.13IS). There is a little "Search" box in the top
    right which I'd like to remove, but cannot find the setting to do this.

    When I choose "Change Search Defaults..." and then try to remove "Ask.co.uk"
    (which is not the problem, I don't mind ask) IE7 says I have to add another
    search provider.

    I've also tried right-clicking the bar and trying Customise... Again there's
    no option to remove this.

    Any way to do this?

    Thanks,
    Alain
     
  2. Alain Dekker

    Alain Dekker Flightless Bird

    Found a website that gave the answer if anyone is interested. It does
    involve creating a registry key so probably not for the faint-hearted:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\Infodelivery\Restrictions]
    "NoSearchBox"=dword:00000001

    Alain

    "Alain Dekker" <abdekker@NOSPAM.fsmail.net> wrote in message
    news:%23JtnmP12KHA.1016@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > I'm using IE7 (7.0.5730.13IS). There is a little "Search" box in the top
    > right which I'd like to remove, but cannot find the setting to do this.
    >
    > When I choose "Change Search Defaults..." and then try to remove
    > "Ask.co.uk" (which is not the problem, I don't mind ask) IE7 says I have
    > to add another search provider.
    >
    > I've also tried right-clicking the bar and trying Customise... Again
    > there's no option to remove this.
    >
    > Any way to do this?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Alain
    >
     
  3. Jeff Layman

    Jeff Layman Flightless Bird

    "Alain Dekker" <abdekker@NOSPAM.fsmail.net> wrote in message
    news:-OAIHZX12KHA.556@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Found a website that gave the answer if anyone is interested. It does
    > involve creating a registry key so probably not for the faint-hearted:
    >
    > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet
    > Explorer\Infodelivery\Restrictions]
    > "NoSearchBox"=dword:00000001
    >
    > Alain
    >
    > "Alain Dekker" <abdekker@NOSPAM.fsmail.net> wrote in message
    > news:%23JtnmP12KHA.1016@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> I'm using IE7 (7.0.5730.13IS). There is a little "Search" box in the top
    >> right which I'd like to remove, but cannot find the setting to do this.
    >>
    >> When I choose "Change Search Defaults..." and then try to remove
    >> "Ask.co.uk" (which is not the problem, I don't mind ask) IE7 says I have
    >> to add another search provider.
    >>
    >> I've also tried right-clicking the bar and trying Customise... Again
    >> there's no option to remove this.
    >>
    >> Any way to do this?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> Alain
    >>


    Did you mean IE7 or IE8? AFAIR, I removed the Search box in IE7 by just
    pulling it off the screen (ALT-drag with L mouse key held down? It was a
    long time ago!). I definitely did not have to change any registry key.

    But if you meant IE8, that is a different matter - the only way to get rid
    of the annoying Search box is to edit that key.

    --

    Jeff
     

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