In this article, learn how to enable or disable site and search suggestions in Microsoft Edge browser of Windows 10 on your system.

In Microsoft Edge, site and search suggestions are enabled by default. This means as you type in the address bar, the corresponding site and search will be automatically displayed. It will make your working experience better with Microsoft Edge. See the below mentioned screenshot, which describes suggestions appears as you type in address bar.

How To Enable Disable Site And Search Suggestions In Microsoft Edge

This article shows you how you can enable or disable these site and search suggestions as per your requirement. So here’s is the how-to part:

How To Enable/Disable Site And Search Suggestions In Microsoft Edge

Method 1 – Via Microsoft Edge Settings

1. Open Microsoft Edge, click on triple dots ( · · · ) at top right corner, and select Settings.

2. Then switch to Privacy & security section.

3. Under Privacy, turn On or Off the option Show search and site suggestions as I type to enable or disable the site and search suggestions in Microsoft Edge, respectively.

How To Enable Disable Site And Search Suggestions In Microsoft Edge

The settings you select here will be saved and applied immediately. If it doesn’t, you can restart Edge to make changes effective.

You can also disable site and search suggestions via registry manipulation, as mentioned in Method 2 below.

Method 2 – Via Registry

Registry Disclaimer: The further steps will involve registry manipulation. Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries and create a System Restore point first.

1. Press W8K + R and put regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.

Windows 10 Registry Editor

2. In left pane of Registry Editor window, navigate to following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Main

How To Enable Disable Site And Search Suggestions In Microsoft Edge

3. In the right pane of Main registry key, look for registry DWORD (REG_DWORD) named as ShowSearchSuggestionsGlobal. Double click on this registry DWORD to modify its Value data:

How To Enable Disable Site And Search Suggestions In Microsoft Edge

4. Set the Value data to 0 to disable site and search suggestions, or set it to 1, to enable site and search suggestions. Click OK after inputting your choice. Close Registry Editor and reboot to make changes effective.

Group Policy Setting: If you want to enable/disable site and search suggestions for Microsoft Edge browser on multiple machines in your organization/workplace, you can deploy the relevant GPO setting. Set Configure search suggestions in Address bar policy setting at Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Microsoft Edge to Enabled/Disabled.

That’s it!

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