Monday, October 15, 2007

Remove IE7 search bar

It seems that, for many people who have updated their IE6 to IE7, the search bar is useless. Many still like to type in Google or Yahoo address in the address bar. Thus, for those people, the search bar is unwanted. There are three ways to remove it.

  1. if you are using windows XP pro, congratulations, you can use the Group Policy to remove it.
    Start-->Run, type in gpedit.msc. Then go to
    User Configuration-->Administrative Templates-->Windows Components-->Internet Explorer.
    Set the branch, "Prevent the Internet Explorer search box from displaying", to ENABLED.

  2. Save the following content as a .reg file, and double click to import it.


    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Infodelivery\Restrictions]

  3. If you prefer an easy way, go to, and download the special software to remove it.
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