predictive text on Windows XP

Avatar Image
jno | 22:55 Mon 30th May 2005 | Technology
5 Answers
A couple of years ago I logged on - once - to the New York Times website. Now whenever I start to type a URL starting with N, the predictive text function spells out for me and I have to overwrite it. A very very minor irritation, but how do I stop it? I've deleted my history, cleaned out my cache, given the whole terminal syrup of figs... Can I disable it? Where is it hiding?


1 to 5 of 5rss feed

Best Answer

No best answer has yet been selected by jno. Once a best answer has been selected, it will be shown here.

For more on marking an answer as the "Best Answer", please visit our FAQ.
Microsoft's (free) AntiSpyware prog comes with a "Tracks Eraser" feature under
Tools > Advanced Tools > Tracks Eraser
Just to note, the Tracks Eraser doesn't remove history and cookies from Firefox (and I'd imagine all other non-IE browsers)

You can also turn off the Auto Complete function.  Goto Tools --> Internet Options --> Advanced (Tab) then uncheck "Use inline autocomplete", it is found under the browsing section.

-- answer removed --
Question Author
strangely enough Kerplunk, that is unchecked already; the system is obviously taking no notice of it. Hmph. I shall try the Tracks Eraser again ( it got snarled up first time I tried.) None of this is a big problem, I can't see the NY Times hosting spyware and I do have Norton and AdAware prowling around hissing at intruders. But I'd just like to think I could be the one to decide what appears on my own screen. Thanks everyone.

1 to 5 of 5rss feed

Do you know the answer?

predictive text on Windows XP

Answer Question >>