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win 98, microsoft internet explorer. when i am on line, how do i delete a line that i don't want?? when i right click it goes away, and when i hit the right arrow it comes back on?? this is on the address bar. thank you.
if i "clear history" it will delete all lines. i would like to only delete one or two lines.
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Are you talking about the feature where Internet Explorer attempts to fill in an address while you are typing it?

To disable this feature, uncheck "use Inline Autocomplete for Internet Explorer" on the list of Advanced options (found on the Options submenu of the Tools menu).

If you want to keep the feature but delete the current entries, select "Clear History" from the Internet Options menu.
Walt339Author Commented:
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Have you tried to right click the ones that you want gone, and going to delete, this way you can keep some and get rid of others.
You can individually delete them from your history list (click on the sundial icon on your taskbar).  That might do it.

According to Microsoft...

The list of matches that the AutoComplete feature suggests for a Web address, folder, or program name is determined by examining the following items:

Your Favorites and History folders.

The contents of the folder you specify for files or folders.

The contents of the left pane in Windows Explorer.

A list of your most recently typed addresses, commands, or AutoSearch queries, which are stored in the registry.

(found at )

You would probably need to remove them from all of these places to keep them from appearing.  Alternately, you could just turn the feature off and use Favorites to return to frequently used sites.

A final option is to use another browser (Opera, Netscape) to visit those sites that you don't want popping up on the AutoComplete.


These lines are held in the registry under the following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\TypedURLs.
I usually just delete whichever line I want to get rid of, but as always BACK UP YOUR REGISTRY FIRST! Alternatively you can use a program called Registry Editor Plus to remove this key, as it has safety options that allow you to reverse changes if problems arise.  It is available from if you search for it's name.

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