Changing IE's Quick-Complete String

Q: How can I change the Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) quick-complete string?

A: If you open IE and type “ntfaq” into the address bar, then press Ctrl+Enter, the “http://www.” and “.com” are automatically added to the text—the result being http:// You can change the registry to modify the pre-text and post-text additions. To do so, follow these steps:

1. Start the registry editor (regedit.exe).

2. Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software\Microsoft Internet Explorer Toolbar registry key.

3. Open the Edit menu, and select New, Key.

4. Enter QuickComplete.

5. Under the new key, create a String value by entering New, String Value. Name it QuickComplete and press Enter.

6. Double-click the new value and set it to “” if you want .net to be the default extension, and click OK. You don’t have to restart IE for the change to take effect.

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