How to Turn AutoComplete on in Windows Explorer

by Liz Jacobs

Turn on Windows Explorer AutoComplete and you won't waste time typing in things you've typed before. Windows Explorer, also known as Internet Explorer, uses the AutoComplete feature in two ways. It gives you a drop-down list of sites with the letters you have already typed, and it completes an expression if you have typed in those letters before. The second function is called Inline AutoComplete, and you have to turn it on manually.

Click "Start".

Click "Control Panel".

Click "Internet Options".

Select the "Advanced" tab.

Click the check-box next to "Use Inline Auto Complete". Select "OK".

About the Author

Based in Haddonfield, N.J., Liz Jacobs has been writing professionally since 2003. She started out writing for her school newspaper and since then has been published in "Philadelphia Magazine" and Progressive Business Publications. She also is an online content writer for various websites. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Cornell University.

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