Keep Safe Search OFF in IE11 & Chromium Edge Permanently

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  1. Posts : 1,746
    Windows 10 Pro x64 22H2
       #11

    FlyerEd said:
    Bottom line is that I still don't have a way to keep "Safe Search" permanently 'OFF', as well as, "Search Suggestions" ... VERY FRUSTRATING!
    Both of these settings (filtering and suggestions) are managed by search engine and not anywhere in Windows or web browser.
    I think you need to log in to search engine that you use and adjust your preferences there.

    Your preferences can be saved either into a cookie or on search engine server, which depends on whether you log into search engine or not.
    Not logging in means you must not delete a cookie as already explained, otherwise you need to log in each time (if you don't get logged in automatically)
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  2. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 V. 20H2
    Thread Starter
       #12

    Reply To Zebal Regarding Safe Search And Search Suggestions


    I use Bing as my search engine in both IE11 and Chromium Edge and stay logged into Bing at all times. Obviously, Bing's menu is where I have to go to turn Safe Search OFF, as well as, uncheck Use Search Suggestions. Safe Search is OFF in Start Menu Settings, and both Safe Search and Search Suggestions are set to be off in the registry. I have no idea what else to do to keep both OFF permanently. Logically you would think if you turn Safe Search OFF in Start Settings that would work, but it doesn't don't know why they even have the option since it doesn't work. With Bing you would think if you turn Safe Search off in the menu and uncheck Search Suggestions, then click Save and Agree, that would take care of it, but it doesn't. Many times I do both, and before I can even open the first web page, Safe Search is back to Moderate again, and Search Suggestions re-checked. Again, I have no idea what else to do. I have discussed this with Microsoft many times and they usually don't answer and change the subject to something else. It's a shame I can't be in control of my own PC!
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  3. Posts : 1,746
    Windows 10 Pro x64 22H2
       #13

    FlyerEd said:
    Obviously, Bing's menu is where I have to go to turn Safe Search OFF, as well as, uncheck Use Search Suggestions. Safe Search is OFF in Start Menu Settings, and both Safe Search and Search Suggestions are set to be off in the registry. I have no idea what else to do to keep both OFF permanently. Logically you would think if you turn Safe Search OFF in Start Settings that would work, but it doesn't
    There are 2 search services that you confuse:
    1. Windows Search
    2. Search engine search

    Both of these service have "Safe search" option, but they are unrelated to each other in such a way that one does not affect the other.
    Setting safe search in Windows (start menu) to OFF does not mean safe search in bing must also be OFF.

    "Safe search" in Windows search does not apply to your browser, instead it applies to web previews when you use search function in Windows task bar / start menu, this can be powered either with or without cortana, but it has nothing to do with browsing web with web browser.

    On another side "Safe search" in Bing (search engine) applies only when you surf the web using what ever web browser you happen to have.

    Keep in mind if you open web page by using Windows search in web browser you'll be affected by both settings, but not in same time obviously.

    "Search Suggestions" apply only to Bing (or any other search engine), but does not apply to "Windows search", in Windows search this feature is called "Cloud content search" which can in addition be powered with locally stored data to improve search performance (because cloud would be less accessed)

    Do you see the difference?
    Windows search is one thing, Bing search is another thing, each of them has their own options independent of each other.

    The only thing they have in common is the name of this option because these options share same functionality, but are not the same thing, because each applies to separate search service.
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  4. Posts : 6,660
    22H2 64 Bit Pro
       #14

    RE: Edge Chromium.

    Just set it to never clear Bing cookies. Then don't run any sort of system cleaner that might clear the cookies without whitelisting them.

    Keep Safe Search OFF in IE11 & Chromium Edge Permanently-cookies.jpg
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  5. NMI
    Posts : 1,095
    Windows 11 Pro, Version 22H2
       #15

    Callender said:
    RE: Edge Chromium.
    Just set it to never clear Bing cookies. Then don't run any sort of system cleaner that might clear the cookies without whitelisting them.
    Yep. But that's the sixth time he's been told that, but he doesn't believe anyone.
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  6. Posts : 6,660
    22H2 64 Bit Pro
       #16

    Well just to add that since Bing uses cookies to store safe search preferences and the OP cannot figure that out then on those occasions when "safe search off" is required maybe use a search engine that stores those settings in it's bookmark.

    So bookmark these pages for example:

    Qwant

    Startpage.com - The world's most private search engine
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  7. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 V. 20H2
    Thread Starter
       #17

    Thanks to all


    I want to thank you all for being patient with an old man who is very good with computers in some areas but confused in others. You have been prompt and forthcoming in responding to my posts which have been a bit "tedious" at times. As someone who started back under the DOS days, the newer technologies can be somewhat of a challenge at times. I now understand fully what you were suggesting and admit to being overly aggressive in my daily cleaning regimen. I love it when solutions are as easy as "check - uncheck" or "On - Off" which is not always the case. Thanks again for your assistance and patience TenForums is a great site.
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