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    Default How do I remove internet addresses from the IE address bar?

    What happens is that when you're typing directly into the IE address bar, or say, my wife is, that if she should, say, happen to type in, "p-o-r..." that by the time she's gotten that far a drop down list of other sites which I visited and accessed directly (like an idiot) through the IE addy bar comes down into full view. The result of this is that while she may be typing in something like, "portablesolar.com" when she's at the p-o-r level of typing this in there are links to stuff like "pornographichussiesinkneesocks.com" (names have been changed, but you get the idea).

    Anyway, once you directly type an addy into the IE bar is it FOREVER in there and on record, ready to pop up anytimg someone else types something similar into the IE addy bar, or is there a way to remove them once they are in there?

    Much thanks.

    Now, of course, I go to an obscure search engine and go in through there when I want to be clandestine, but that doesn't help me with the stuff that's already in the IE address bar.

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    Click on "Tools" >Internet Options>Clear History.

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    Just to add to BG's excellent advice, if clearing the history doesn't get rid of all the past addresses try clearing Web Addreses & forms in Auto Complete. See below for instrutions.

    Open Internet Explorer
    Go to Tools, Internet Options, Content Tab, Auto Complete.
    Go to Clear Forms, see below.

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    Thanks Guys, I did both and- voilla'- success~!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear
    Just to add to BG's excellent advice, if clearing the history doesn't get rid of all the past addresses try clearing Web Addreses & forms in Auto Complete. See below for instrutions.

    Open Internet Explorer
    Go to Tools, Internet Options, Content Tab, Auto Complete.
    Go to Clear Forms, see below.
    Bear, how do you get those red arrows on your advice to Firehorse157 please. I often see lines or arrows on posts and would like to know how you do them.........thanks

    best regards,

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    tallin:

    I believe Bear is using a program called Snag it, a paid program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basementgeek
    tallin:

    I believe Bear is using a program called Snag it, a paid program.

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    BG is 100 % correct tallin. I use Snagit from Tech Smith. More information at the link below. It isn't free but IMHO it's well worth the money. You can find a trial for the program at the link below.

    http://www.techsmith.com/download/trials.asp

    The link below will give you some idea of what Snagit allows you to do in the world of sreen, videa or audio capture.


    http://www.techsmith.com/learn/snagit/tutorialindex.asp

    I hope this information is helpful to you tallin, have a great weekend my friend.

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    Default BG & BEAR

    Thanks to you both for your posts and information regarding my query.

    Talking about programs, does anyone know of a Laptop scroll program to enhance the keypad? I have googled and found lots of them, but would like a recommendation if possible. I recently had a Laptop built, very pleased with it, but although I know I can add a keyboard, that is not practical when traveling. Then I heard about scroll software.

    Thanks and kind regards,

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    confused as to what you mean as "scroll program"?

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    Default Senior moment!

    I am a little confused myself Partie! Do you know what senior moments are? Perhaps not!

    When setting up my Network last week the Tech that came with the Laptop mentioned I could get "scroll software" for the Laptop! At the time I had many things to absorb so just said to him, "lets get on with what I need to know today"! Now I have more time I searched on Google and found some information, but now cannot repeat that search (what I found the first time does not appear now)

    Don't worry about it, I will buy a wireless mouse - that will do the trick I am sure. I find the mouse pad archaic after my PC mouse

    thanks for your post!

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