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    Turn On or Off Inline AutoComplete in File Explorer and Run Dialog

    Turn On or Off Inline AutoComplete in File Explorer and Run Dialog

    Turn On or Off Inline AutoComplete in File Explorer and Run Dialog in Windows 10
    Published by Category: General Tips
    02 Nov 2019
    Designer Media Ltd



    Turn On or Off Inline AutoComplete in File Explorer and Run Dialog in Windows 10


    Inline AutoComplete appends suggestions for what you type by automatically completing what you type inline with the closest match.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off inline AutoComplete in the File Explorer (Win+E) address bar and Run dialog (Win+R) for your account in Windows 10.


    Contents

    • Option One: To Turn On or Off Inline AutoComplete in File Explorer and Run Dialog using Internet Options
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Inline AutoComplete in File Explorer and Run Dialog using a REG file



    EXAMPLE: Inline AutoComplete in File Explorer and Run Dialog
    Turn On or Off Inline AutoComplete in File Explorer and Run Dialog-inline_autocomplete-file_explorer.png
    Turn On or Off Inline AutoComplete in File Explorer and Run Dialog-inline_autocomplete-run.png






    OPTION ONE

    To Turn On or Off Inline AutoComplete in File Explorer and Run Dialog using Internet Options


    1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Internet Options icon.

    2 Click/tap on the Advanced tab. (see screenshot below)

    3 Check (on) or uncheck (off - default) Use inline AutoComplete in File Explorer and Run Dialog under the Browser section for what you want, and click/tap on OK.

    Turn On or Off Inline AutoComplete in File Explorer and Run Dialog-autocomplete_internet_properties.png

    4 If you are enabling Inline AutoComplete, then you will also need to turn on Let Windows track app launches to improve Start and search results to have a history for Inline AutoComplete.






    OPTION TWO

    To Turn On or Off Inline AutoComplete in File Explorer and Run Dialog using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the string value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoComplete

    Append Completion string value

    yes = On
    no = Off


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


    2 To Turn On Inline AutoComplete in File Explorer and Run Dialog

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_ON_inline_AutoComplete_for_File_Explorer_and_Run_Dialog
    .reg


    Download


    3 To Turn Off Inline AutoComplete in File Explorer and Run Dialog

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_OFF_inline_AutoComplete_for_File_Explorer_and_Run_Dialog.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 you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.

    8 If you are enabling Inline AutoComplete, then you will also need to turn on Let Windows track app launches to improve Start and search results to have a history for Inline AutoComplete.


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Posts : 26,355
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #1

    Nice Shawn.
    It also (sometimes) picks stuff from IE11 favorites in the users folder.
    It's hit & miss though, but I guess it'll "learn", as long as one doesn't keep clearing the search cache with Ccleaner, or any other system cleaners.
    Turn On or Off Inline AutoComplete in File Explorer and Run Dialog-image.png

    Turn On or Off Inline AutoComplete in File Explorer and Run Dialog-image.png
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  2. Posts : 58
    Windows 10
       #2

    This tweak is not working for me!, im using last version of windows 10
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  3. Posts : 61,587
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #3

    alesyt0h said:
    This tweak is not working for me!, im using last version of windows 10
    Did you want for AutoSuggest in the drop menu instead?

    Enable or Disable AutoSuggest in File Explorer and Run in Windows | Tutorials
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  4. Posts : 58
    Windows 10
       #4

    none working
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  5. Posts : 61,587
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #5

    alesyt0h said:
    none working
    Are you using Option 1 in the tutorial?

    If you have recently cleared your Run history, it may take a while to repopulate.
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  6. Posts : 58
    Windows 10
       #6

    Yeah, used both!

    Okay! maybe the search history maybe, thanks,
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  7. Posts : 61,587
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #7

    alesyt0h said:
    Yeah, used both!

    Okay! maybe the search history maybe, thanks,
    Please let us know how it goes.
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  8. Posts : 58
    Windows 10
       #8

    3 days have passed and still nothing. I'm using Windows 10 1809
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  9. Posts : 61,587
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #9

    alesyt0h said:
    3 days have passed and still nothing. I'm using Windows 10 1809
    Do you have Let Windows track app launches to improve Start and search results turned on?

    Turn On or Off App Launch Tracking in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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