Posted by: blueangel | November 1, 2010

How to disable search history display in Windows 7?

Windows 7 is automatically featured to save all recent searches done by the user. Some people don’t want this feature in their windows because last three searches become visible in the search bar when somebody types in it. This can be irritating if system is shared by others. There is a way in which you can disable your search history display in Windows 7. This option is not available in Windows home edition that is why you are required to utilize Group Policy Editor for achieving this goal. Follow these tips to disable search history display in Windows 7:

  • Enter gedit.msc in the search box of the Start Menu and press enter. This will open Local Group Policy Editor.
  • Scroll down to the User Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Windows Components \ Windows Explorer. Double click on Turn off display of recent search entries in the Windows Explorer search box on the right hand side of the dialog box.
  • Select Enabled and click on the Apply button.
  • Click on Ok button.
  • Close out of the Group Policy Editor.
  • Now you don’t need to bother by the display of recent search history as you start typing into the search box.
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