Stop Search Suggestions in the Edge Browser

Microsoft Edge web browser, that comes pre-installed with Windows 10, has a unique interface. It does not show a separate address bar like many other popular web browsers do. Instead it has a search bar that also works as the address bar if you type a website address in it. When you start typing something in this search bar, it shows search suggestions fetched using the default search engine for Edge web browser. This is not really desired if you are going to just type in a web site address, besides it can also be very embarrassing for certain types of search suggestions. To avoid all these situations, you can simply disable the search suggestions in the Edge web browser.

Edge Browser Search Suggestions


Here is how you can stop Microsoft Edge browser from showing you search suggestions in the address bar:

  1. Press the hotkey Win+R to open the Run dialog. Type gpedit.msc in the Run dialog and press Enter. This will open the Group Policy Editor.
  2. In the Group Policy Editor, expand Computer Configuration → Administrative Templates → Windows Components → Microsoft Edge.Edge Browser Search Suggestions
  3. Double-click on the Stop address bar from showing search suggestions setting in the right-side panel.
  4. In the settings window, select Disabled and then click OK. Edge Browser Search Suggestions

That’s it. The settings apply as soon as you click on the OK button. Now if you open the Microsoft Edge web browser and try typing something in the address bar, then you won’t see any search suggestions. You can obviously revert the setting by following exactly the same steps and choosing Not Configured or Enabled in the last step and saving the settings.