How to get rid of the Automatic typing on the location bar

How do you manually get rid of the automatic typing feature (i.e. delete history) in the location spot of both Netscape and IE. The function of the browser that fills in the address for you when you put in a partial address.
clckwrkorangeAsked:
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andrivConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Glad I can help.
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aarieCommented:
In IE5, go to internet options, content.
There is a button with the text Autocomplete. There you can change the autocomplete settings.

Arjan.
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clckwrkorangeAuthor Commented:
How about Netscape?
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andrivCommented:
For Netscape go to "edit" "preferences" select "navigator" and change "page in history expires after ___ days" to 0 days.
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pauljaymesCommented:
Don't think that expires the recently-type list andriv - only what links show up as purple instead of blue (or whatever colours are defined).

Way you can do it though is to edit the prefs.js file with notepad - this is located in the user profile folder (usually program files/netscape/users/<username>).

You should be able to just delete the lines near the top containing those URLs and save. If you're unsure you should copy the file before editing it in case it goes wrong.
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TTomCommented:
NS 4.7 Preferences offers an option under "Navigator" to "Clear Location Bar History".  Sounds like a kludge, since there doesn't seem to be an option for making that the "default", but it may be the best you will find.

Tom
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pauljaymesCommented:
"kludge" - I love that word - it means so little but describes so much :-) I think I'll have to include it in a "Dictionary of front line IT" sometime...
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andrivCommented:
With NS 4.7 after I set the value to 0 it does not auto-complete at all.  Give it a try.  Unless, it's a glitch on my browser that will solve the problem.
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clckwrkorangeAuthor Commented:
andriv gets the points
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