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Removing the Internet Explorer 8 search box

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After ten minutes of trying everything I could think of to remove the search box shown to the right of the address bar in Internet Explorer 8 (and 7) I googled for a solution. It turns out that the search box can only be hidden by adding a registry setting – unbelievable!

You need to add a DWORD setting called NoSearchBox with a value of 1 under the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Infodelivery\Restrictions

More info here:


Written by Sea Monkey

October 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm

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