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  1. TracyLit5 Win User

    Hide or Show Search Box in Internet Explorer 11


    How to: Hide or Show Search Box in Internet Explorer 11

    How to Hide or Show Search Box in Internet Explorer 11

    Hide or Show Search Box in Internet Explorer 11 [​IMG]
    Information default web browser in Windows 10.

    In IE11, you can show tabs on a separate row, but this will also have the search box show to the right of the address bar. If you don't show tabs on a separate row in IE11, the search box will not show.

    This tutorial will show you how to hide or show the search box on the address bar in Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

    Hide or Show Search Box in Internet Explorer 11 [​IMG]
    Note The September 12th 2017 monthly rollup for Windows 7 (KB4038777), Windows 8.1 (KB4038792), and Windows 10 (KB4038782 & KB4038788) included the Cumulative Internet Explorer Security update that has changed the layout and behavior of Internet Explorer 11. This update now shows the search box beside the address bar in IE11 by setting to show tabs on a separate row.

    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Hide or Show Search Box in Internet Explorer 11
    • Option Two: To Hide or Show Search Box in Internet Explorer 11 using a REG file

    EXAMPLE: Hide or Show Search Box in IE11

    Hide or Show Search Box in Internet Explorer 11 [​IMG]

    Hide or Show Search Box in Internet Explorer 11 [​IMG]







    OPTION ONE [/i] To Hide or Show Search Box in Internet Explorer 11
    1. Open Internet Explorer 11 (IE11).

    2. Right click or press and hold on the top blue bar in IE11, and click/tap on Show tabs on a separate row to check (show search box - default) or uncheck (hide search box) it for what you want. (see screenshots below)


    Hide or Show Search Box in Internet Explorer 11 [​IMG]

    Hide or Show Search Box in Internet Explorer 11 [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] To Hide or Show Search Box in Internet Explorer 11 using a REG file

    Hide or Show Search Box in Internet Explorer 11 [​IMG]
    Note The .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MINIE

    ShowTabsBelowAddressBar DWORD

    1 = Show
    0 = Hide


    1. Do step 2 (show) or step 3 (hide) below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Show Search Box in Internet Explorer 11
    NOTE: This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Show_Search_box_in_Internet_Explorer_11.reg

    Download

    3. To Hide Search Box in Internet Explorer 11
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Hide_Search_box_in_Internet_Explorer_11.reg

    Download
    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. If Internet Explorer 11 is currently open, then close and reopen it to apply.

    8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    TracyLit5, Sep 13, 2017
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  2. Tom-Con Win User

    How do I display the Favorites bar in IE 11?

    It would seem like it should be a simple, straightforward thing.

    This article (
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Show-or-hide-the-Favorites-bar-in-Internet-Explorer
    ) says, go to tools, point to "toolbars" and check/uncheck the box.

    However, when I drop down the little tools symbol, there is no "toolbars" item. Of course that topic says it applies to Windows 8. However, it also says it is for IE 11.

    How do you do it?

    Thanks!
     
    Tom-Con, Sep 13, 2017
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  3. Akamolik Win User
    Hide "Address box" & "Search Box" in File Explorer

    Thank you Jairit for your quick response,

    Can you confirm which key & value needs to be modified?

    Many thanks,
     
    Akamolik, Sep 13, 2017
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  4. Bree New Member

    Hide or Show Search Box in Internet Explorer 11

    Yes you would (and I did). The September 12th Cumulative Update KB4038788 changed this setting to show the tabs on a separate row, regardless of how you had it set before the update.
    Cumulative Update KB4038788 Windows 10 v1703 Build 15063.608
     
  5. TracyLit5 Win User
    TracyLit5, Sep 14, 2017
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  6. Lance69 Win User
    I have always had my tabs show below the address bar on a separate row. There was never a search box next to the address bar. The address bar stretched all the way across.

    This behavior has changed and this article does not fix that. It only moves the tabs to a place I don't want them.

    How do I remove the search box while leaving the tabs below the address bar?
     
    Lance69, Sep 15, 2017
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  7. pentlands Win User
    I am seeing the same issue, Win7 64bit, IE11.

    My preferred layout:

    Address bar with NO Search box.
    Tabs on a separate 'toolbar'.
    Menu bar.
     
    pentlands, Sep 16, 2017
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  8. Lance69 Win User

    Hide or Show Search Box in Internet Explorer 11

    Yes, exactly!
     
    Lance69, Sep 16, 2017
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  9. WaltA Win User
    I'm in the same boat. *Sad

    I found this article because the title pretty clearly says "How to Hide or Show Search Box in Internet Explorer 11". However, all this article actually does is to show how to enable/disable "Show tabs on a separate row", which is something VERY DIFFERENT. *Busted

    Does anyone actually now how to remove this "new" Search Box, without affecting the tabs showing on a separate row?
     
    WaltA, Sep 17, 2017
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  10. Brink
    Brink New Member
    This tutorial was posted because of this setting change made to IE11 by the updates noted at the top of the tutorial.

    It effectively will "hide" or "show" the Search box in IE11 based on this setting.

    It unfortunately doesn't "add or remove" or "enable or disable" it.
     
    Brink, Sep 17, 2017
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  11. WaltA Win User
    The point being the title of this article promises something, it doesn't deliver upon. It can't undo the new change to IE11 of adding a search box.

    False advertising? Bragging you know how to do something, you really can't?

    This article should be renamed to something more true to what it does (changing tabs location).
     
    WaltA, Sep 19, 2017
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  12. essenbe Win User
    @WaltA, False advertising? Claiming you can do something you cant?

    The Title of the Tutorial is "How to Hide or Show Search Box in Internet Explorer 11", which you clearly can do. It does not address showing tabs on another row, or anything else, for that matter. However, the second line of the Tutorial clearly explains that.

    It clearly states you can do either one but not both. I would suggest you not throw around false insinuations and accusations so lightly.
     
    essenbe, Apr 4, 2018
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