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Disable type ahead in "Run" start menu

By bad_dog ·
I am using Windows XP professional on my home computer. When I click "Start" then click on "Run" a dialogbox opens. When I start to type in the input area it automatically provides choices.
for example if I type "H"
a list appears like this:
http://techrepublic.com.com/2001-1-0.html
http://www.msn.com
http://amch.questionmarket.com

I want to hide the choices or delete them. In Windows 2000 professional this can be taken care of in the taskbar properties dialog box by simply clicking on the "Clear" button on the advanced tab. Doing this in XP Professional just deletes the My Documents history.

Thanks

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by bad_dog In reply to

Don't want to delete history

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by dkzgambo In reply to Disable type ahead in "R ...

why dont u just clear ur history and start afresh?

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by bad_dog In reply to

Don't want to delete history

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by ReWrite In reply to Disable type ahead in "R ...

If you cannot delete them through the registry you can clear them through the start menu itself.

Right-click on the start menu, click on Properties from the pop-up menu, click on Customize next to the Start Menu item, click on the Advanced tab, click on the Clear List button (toward the bottom of the dialog). If you want to have the most recent documents cleared also make sure the checkbox for that is checked, otherwise clear that checkbox.

That's it.

RW

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by bad_dog In reply to

This works in Win2000 in XP professional it just clears the my documents history.

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by jonno112 In reply to Disable type ahead in "R ...

The easiest way to remove your history and everything else that bothers you.

http://www.ccleaner.com/

This program is small and very easy to use, install it, run it, on the left is what it will remove and on the right click on run it.

Thats it.

The program also does other things, but i use it to clear where i have been.

I tried the reg hack and denied the permissions on the MRU file in the reg, for some reason it didn't work.

Good luck.

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by bad_dog In reply to

downloaded it, ran it and it deleted history ,cookies, tempfiles. But did not get rid of the reg. history

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by statykserver In reply to Disable type ahead in "R ...

This is what you originally asked for help on ....
Original from Bad_dog
I want to hide the choices or delete them. In Windows 2000 professional this can be taken care of in the taskbar properties dialog box by simply clicking on the "Clear" button on the advanced tab. Doing this in XP Professional just deletes the My Documents history.

And my answer

Statyk
Give this a try. Right click Internet explorer and delete all the offline temporary files, cookies and history. Now when you click on run and type h you won't see anything at all.

wierd but true

statykserver 5K+ TechPoints Date: 11/10/04 Status: Rejected



Comment from statykserver on 11/10/04:
Right click internet explorer "internet options" and then delete all the temp files

Comment from bad_dog on 11/10/04:
I already tried this. It doesn't work. I know I can clear the histroy by clicking on the tools/internet options and deleting history and this will clear the list. But I don't want to get rid of the history.

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Now how could you have already tried this and say it doesn't work??? Because if you did do it it would certainly fix your problem. If you really don't want to delete your history then just add them to a new folder under your favorites called "History" .... that way you won't lose anything in your history and you can then clear everything like I told you and end up with a solution to your problem.

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by bad_dog In reply to

No it doesn't work

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by rindi1 In reply to Disable type ahead in "R ...

You could create a batch file which you can run whenever you want to clear the cache of your last run command tasks:

reg delete HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU /va /f

(should all be on one line).

This would do the same as the above answer, except for exporting (export just saves the entries to a file in case you want to restore them to the registry). You might have to run it as administrator, maybe that was the reason you couldn't delete anything using regedit.

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