To make browsing simpler, Internet Explorer recommends websites you might like based on the sites you visit most.

Get browsing suggestions in the address bar

When you start typing in the address bar, Internet Explorer automatically recommends websites, search terms, apps, or weather and finance suggestions. These suggestions are based on your browsing history, keystrokes, and favorites so the browser can show you results that might be more relevant to you.

AutoSearch

If you enter text in the address bar in Internet Explorer and it doesn't resolve as a valid web address, or the text begins with a question mark, "search," "find," or "go," then Internet Explorer will redirect you to your default search provider to help you locate the site you're looking for.

To turn off AutoSearch

  1. Open the desktop, and then tap or click the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.

  2. Tap or click the Tools button, and the tap or click Internet options.

  3. On the Advanced tab, under Browsing, select the Do not search from the Address bar check box.

Enhanced suggestions

Enhanced suggestions in the address bar in Internet Explorer helps you quickly go to the sites you want to visit by offering relevant website suggestions, suggested search terms and app, weather and finance suggestions as you type into the address bar. Tapping or clicking one of the suggested search terms will take you to the results page for that search term using your default search provider.

To turn off enhanced suggestions

  1. From the Start screen, tap or click Internet Explorer to open Internet Explorer.

  2. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Settings.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Settings.)

  3. Tap or click Privacy, and turn Show enhanced suggestions as you type to Off.

Get browsing suggestions in the desktop

Internet Explorer for the desktop gives you Search suggestions and Suggested Sites to let you know about search terms or websites that might be interesting to you.

Search suggestions

Search suggestions in the address bar in Internet Explorer for the desktop can help you refine your search by offering suggested search terms as you type.

To turn off search suggestions

  1. Open the desktop, and then tap or click the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.

  2. Tap or click the arrow to the right of the address bar, and tap or click Turn off search suggestions.

Suggested Sites in the desktop

Suggested Sites is an online service that Internet Explorer uses to recommend websites you might like based on the sites you visit most.

To turn on Suggested Sites

  1. Open the desktop, and then tap or click the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.

  2. Tap or click the Favorites button.

  3. Tap or click Turn on Suggested Sites (it's at the bottom of the Favorites Center).

  4. In the Suggested Sites dialog box, tap or click Yes.

To view your recommended sites, tap or click the Favorites button, and then See Suggested Sites.

You can turn off Suggested Sites at any time by tapping or clicking the Tools button, tapping or clicking File, and then clearing Suggested Sites.

Note

  • Suggested Sites doesn't work when you're using InPrivate Browsing.







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