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.