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Turn Yahoo! Search Assist Off

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet

All of the major search engines now come equipped with a search assist function that gives you a list of possible search as you type in a query. For example, if I’m on Yahoo! and I want to do a search for the super-popular game, Angry Birds, the second I type in “Angry” a slew of  search strings starts listing under the search box.

Well, what if I don’t want any help? What if I think I’m perfectly capable of finding something on my own – like the “good ol’ days”?

Well, to turn off Search Assist in Yahoo!, simply click the little down arrow under the search box…

…and click the “off” button.

Voila! No more Search Assist! You can turn it back on by following these same steps and clicking “on” again.


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One Response to “Turn Yahoo! Search Assist Off”

  1. Judith Smith says:

    This tip is a blessing. Took a bit of thought on my part as my drop down lists several things and not as described. I saw the word “WEB” and decided to try that. Viola! Took me to where I could turn assist off. What an irritating creation that was. Thanks Steve and Andrew!

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