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Turn Off Search In Address Bar


I recently downloaded the latest windows update, which in turn updates internet explorer to 8. What i absolutely loved about ie is that i could just type something in the address field (without adding ".com") and it would automatically pull up the website. Saved me a lot of time and loved the functionality of it. Now that it's been updated, i can't do that anymore. Ie8 automatically pulls up google search instead of just loading the page. Is there any way to turn this feature off? It slows my work down. And little minutes each time tends to add up.

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Posted On: 2010-03-14 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Processor: intel core 2 duo t9800 @2. 93ghz
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Graphics card: ati mobility radeon hd 4670 w/ 1. 0 gb ddr3 dedicated graphics memory

Even though i had a few problems with windows vista home premium 64-bit (what i had on the laptop before i upgraded), i never had any problems playing games or other 3d applications because of my gpu's hardware acceleration. For example, i could run google earth with my processor never going above 15% usage.

When i installed windows 7, i was very impressed at how much faster it was than windows vista. It was very noticeable in everything from how fast it started up and shut down to how fast it loaded all the files in a folder. It was almost like getting a brand new computer.

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Posted On: 2010-04-08 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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