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IE7: How To Remove the Search Bar

If you do not utilize IE7’s Search Bar and wish to remove it from the browser, simply do the following:


1. Open up Notepad and copy the following:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Infodelivery\Restrictions]
"NoSearchBox"=dword:00000001

2. Save the text file and rename it to for example “IE7_NoSearchBar”. Then merge it into the registry by double clicking it.

To return the Search Bar to the browser use:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Infodelivery\Restrictions]
"NoSearchBox"=dword:00000000

Rob Rogers
Rob Rogers
Once a prolific author here on Tech-Recipes, Rob has moved on to greener pastures.
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