A. A. Internet Explorer has the neat ability to auto complete a URL as you type it. This can however be annoying and you may want to turn this off. It can be accomplished by performing the following:

  1. Start Internet Explorer
  2. From the Tools menu select 'Internet Options'
  3. Select the Content tab
  4. Click 'AutoComplete' under the 'Personal Information' section
  5. Unselect 'Web addresses' and click OK
  6. Click OK to the main dialog

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You can also accomplish this by setting HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoComplete\AutoSuggest to "no" (don't type the quotes) in the registry.