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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:

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.


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Dude. Then your xp install is broken. If you right-click the task bar and follow the instructions from my previous answer it will clear the following items:

-the recent documents history (if checked),
-the entries under Start-RUN dialog,
-open/save as (Common Dialog) boxes dropdown file lists,
-the typed URLs in the Internet Explorer Address bar

This does work because I have done it many times and it does clear the above lists. Maybe you should think about a repair if your system is not working properly. If you only want to clear the run dialog then as stated in all the posts you can either edit the registry (there are many good articles about how to properly edit the registry and many good books) or you can install tweakui (even though we all know you hate to do this).

There are your options. Use them or ignore them.



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But it didn't get rid of the history in the Run dialog

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