How to prevent Microsoft Edge address bar search from showing search suggestions and search history.

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How to prevent Microsoft Edge address bar search from showing search suggestions and search history.

When you search from the Microsoft Edge address bar, search suggestions and past search history are displayed while you type.

How to prevent Microsoft Edge address bar search from showing search suggestions and search history.
How to prevent Microsoft Edge address bar search from showing search suggestions and search history.

Automatically displaying text or URLs from search suggestions or search history is a very useful feature, but it is only a hindrance if you do not want others to know your search history or search terms, or if incorrect or unnecessary search suggestions keep showing up.

This article details, with images, how to prevent Microsoft Edge address bar search from displaying search suggestions and search history.

How to prevent Microsoft Edge address bar search from showing search suggestions and search history.

How to prevent Microsoft Edge address bar search from showing search suggestions and search history.
How to prevent Microsoft Edge address bar search from showing search suggestions and search history.

First, start Microsoft Edge and click on the "Three-Point Reader" in the upper right corner.

Click on "Three Point Reader" and the menu will expand downward.

Click on "Settings" in it.

How to prevent Microsoft Edge address bar search from showing search suggestions and search history.
How to prevent Microsoft Edge address bar search from showing search suggestions and search history.

After clicking on "Settings," you will be taken to a page with a large "Settings" sign in the upper left corner.

Click on “Privacy, search, and services“ in the menu on the left.

How to prevent Microsoft Edge address bar search from showing search suggestions and search history.
How to prevent Microsoft Edge address bar search from showing search suggestions and search history.

After clicking on “Privacy, search, and services“, you will be taken to a page that says, "We value your privacy."

Scroll down the right side of that page to the bottom.

You can quickly move to the bottom by pressing the Page Down (PGDW) key on the keyboard or the END key.

Scroll to the bottom and click on "Address Bar and Search".

How to prevent Microsoft Edge address bar search from showing search suggestions and search history.
How to prevent Microsoft Edge address bar search from showing search suggestions and search history.

After clicking on "Address Bar and Search", you will be taken to a page that says, "Privacy, search, and services / Address bar and search".

In it, turn off both "Show me search and site suggestions using my typed characters" and "Show me suggestions from history, favorites and other data on this device using my typed characters."

If "Show me search and site suggestions using my typed characters" is enabled, when you start typing search terms, the information you enter in the address bar is sent to your default search provider, and search suggestions and recommended websites are immediately displayed.

If "Show me suggestions from history, favorites and other data on this device using my typed characters." is enabled, when you start typing search terms, recommended websites and website URLs will be immediately displayed based on your browser favorites and browsing history.

You can quickly get to this screen by typing "edge://settings/search" in the Microsoft edge address bar and pressing enter.

How to prevent Microsoft Edge address bar search from showing search suggestions and search history.
How to prevent Microsoft Edge address bar search from showing search suggestions and search history.

If you type text in the Microsoft Edge address bar with both "Show me search and site suggestions using my typed characters" and "Show me suggestions from history, favorites and other data on this device using my typed characters." turned off, search suggestions and search history search suggestions and search history will not be displayed.

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