Prevent configuration of search from the Address bar

This policy setting specifies the action that will be performed when searching from the Address bar. There are two possible actions:
• Do not search from the Address bar: Specifies to not use the Address bar for searches. You can still perform searches in the Search bar by clicking the Search button in the toolbar.
• Just display the results in the main window: Specifies that, when you search from the Address bar, the list of search results be displayed in the main window.

If you enable this policy setting, you must specify what action should be performed when searching from the Address bar. The user cannot change it.

If you disable or not configure this policy setting, the user can specify what action should be performed when searching from the Address bar.


Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 7.0
When searching from the address bar:


  1. Just display the results in the main window
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    Value NameAutoSearch
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value4
  2. Do not search from the address bar
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    Value NameAutoSearch
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0


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