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Old 08-01-2009, 07:44 AM   #1
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Hello,
Is it possible to remove the addres bar and search from IE8? In IE7 it was easy :).

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Old 08-01-2009, 06:19 PM   #2
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View-->Toolbars-->Address Bar.

Not sure about the search engine, but it might be there or under your programs. Tools--Internet Options--SomethingPrograms

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Thank You for the reply, but that option does not exist in IE8+it would be to easy to activate it again.
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I'll be back in a minute, I'm going to try and do some homework. IE8--for some messed up frikkin reason beyond any comprehension known to mankind--they removed the option to hide the address bar. If I were running vista or even xp with IE8 I'd be able to to the research here. Sadly I'm not and google isn't helping me here. So I'm going to find my old laptop. Be back in like 3 days. If I'm not, nuke the whole place because chances are you won't find me in my closet.
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Quick question. How comfortable are you with the registry? I've been looking into it and I've only found one way that might work.
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This is the only thing I could find. It doesn't work in Vista, but it might work in XP. I'd give it a shot either way.

Why not just give firefox a shot?
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I'd love to use FireFox but it looks like IE is impossible to disable/uninstall and my goal is to prevent all the ways to type/open an url address. I only want access to bookmarks/favorites. So far it is a real battle. A person can type an url address in many places in Windows XP, not only the IE address bar.
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This is the only thing I could find. It doesn't work in Vista, but it might work in XP. I'd give it a shot either way.
That did the trick (WinXP). Thank You!

Now I go hunting for other ways to open a new url address :(
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File-->Open

Lol. It's actually kinda simple :-)

It works on the same fundamental properties as the address bar. I'm glad that worked for you, I had one hell of a time trying to get it to work for vista--totally didn't by the way.

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