IE7 Remove address bar, Internet Search bar, back/forward buttons

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Subbiah, May 30, 2007.

  1. Subbiah

    Subbiah Guest

    Hi there,

    Is there a way to get rid of the following in IE7? I would very much
    appreciate your help on this.
    1) address bar,
    2) Internet Search bar,
    3) back/forward buttons

    Again, thank you.

    Sincerely,
    Subbiah.
     
    Subbiah, May 30, 2007
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    Leonard Grey Guest

    Leonard Grey, May 30, 2007
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  3. Subbiah

    Subbiah Guest

    Hi there,

    I have another question also. I want to get rid of the Command Icon bar
    also. I would appreciate your help on this.

    For some reason it does not allow me to remove the whole bar. The next best
    thing I could do was to Customize it by removing all the icons it can
    possibly show. But, for some reason when IE7 is started next time, all the
    icons show up again!

    Sincerely,
    Subbiah.
     
    Subbiah, May 30, 2007
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  4. Hello Subbiah,

    I have developed some tools to customize and replace the address bar in IE7:

    http://www.quero.at/
    Try my command-line utility Quero Launcher with the following options:

    qlaunch.exe location=no
    qluanch.exe searchbox=no

    An alternative to the fixed navigation bar in IE7 is to use the Quero
    Toolbar and to turn off the navigation bar from there (Quero > Options >
    Appearance > Check "Hide standard address/navigation bar").

    You can also use the theater mode of IE7:

    qluanch.exe theater

    Best regards,

    Viktor Krammer
     
    Viktor Krammer, May 30, 2007
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  5. Subbiah

    Leonard Grey Guest

    Hi again:

    The Command Bar cannot be removed.
     
    Leonard Grey, May 30, 2007
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  6. Subbiah

    Subbiah Guest

    Dear Leonard:

    Thank you for your help. I downloaded the program and looks like it changed
    my registry entries and put the Menu bar at the top of IE7. Thank you for
    your help.

    Found this site where there is a listing for getting rid of the Address bar:
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org/iefaq.htm
    44. Remove the Address bar completely from Internet Explorer
    -------------
    Remove the Address bar completely from Internet Explorer

    Question: I'm using the Google taskbar, so don't need the IE Address Bar.
    How do I remove it?

    Method 1:

    To disable the Address Bar from being shown, set the NoAddressBar value to 1

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\Toolbars\Restrictions

    To prevent the user from enabling the Address bar, set NoBandCustomize value
    to 1

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer


    Method 2:

    NOTE: The following method is unsupported and it's your duty to backup the
    appropriate registry key in case you want to undo the setting back.

    Open Registry Editor and navigate to:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{01E04581-4EEE-11d0-BFE9-00AA005B4383}\InProcServer32

    (Backup the registry key by exporting it to a REG file)

    In the right-pane, double-click (default) and delete the value given there
    (%SystemRoot%\System32\browseui.dll)
    ----------------------

    Again, thank you for your help, Leonard.

    Sincerely,
    Subbiah.
     
    Subbiah, May 30, 2007
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  7. Subbiah

    Leonard Grey Guest

    Hello again:

    I would not do this, personally, since the Address Bar is a useful tool
    to combat phishing.

    [If you are setting up a computer in a public area there is a much
    better way.]
     
    Leonard Grey, May 30, 2007
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  8. Subbiah

    Subbiah Guest

    Hi Leonard:

    Thank you for your help. It is a bummer! I prefer to use short cut keys and
    in my opinion the Icon bar is a waste of valuable real estate on my monitor.

    Just do not understand why MS would have to interfere with my preferences of
    how the IE7 should look and feel. Upgraded to IE7 in my work machine
    yesterday and apart from the Tab's where I can keep many web sites under a
    single window (which saves viewable space on my monitor), there isn't much in
    IE7 that I like.

    Sincerely,
    Subbiah.
     
    Subbiah, May 30, 2007
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  9. Hi Leonard,
    It can ;-)

    qlaunch.exe commandbar=no

    http://www.quero.at/launcher.php

    Best regards,

    Viktor Krammer
     
    Viktor Krammer, May 30, 2007
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  10. Subbiah

    Subbiah Guest

    Hi Leonard:

    Yes, it is a good point. Well, it is just that I do not have to see the
    address bar all the time and it would help my maximize my monitor's viewable
    space.

    Again, thank you.

    Sincerely,
    Subbiah Rajagopalan.

     
    Subbiah, May 30, 2007
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  11. Subbiah

    Subbiah Guest

    Dear Viktor:

    Thank you. I appreciate your help. Not sure if I have to install yet another
    program to make IE7 come close to IE6. Thanks again!

    Sincerely,
    Subbiah.
     
    Subbiah, May 30, 2007
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  12. Subbiah

    Leonard Grey Guest

    Hello Subbiah:

    I don't work for Microsoft so I don't know what their design philosophy
    was. From what I have read it appears that strengthening the browser's
    security and bringing it up-to-date with the competition feature-wise
    (principally tabs and RSS) were priorities. As for its appearance, I
    understand it was created to fit in with Vista.

    In any case, I doubt the browser's frame is carved in stone. Perhaps
    more flexibility will be introduced later on. For now, I'm glad to have
    tabs and to know that IE 7 has been hardened against attack.
     
    Leonard Grey, May 30, 2007
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  13. Subbiah

    Leonard Grey Guest

    Hi Viktor:

    Inasmuch as this group is about Internet Explorer, I try to answer
    questions from the context of Internet Explorer or Windows. You solution
    uses a toolbar that you created.
     
    Leonard Grey, May 30, 2007
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  14. Subbiah

    Leonard Grey Guest

    Hi: Use F11 to maximize your monitor's viewable space. F11 again to return.

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    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est
     
    Leonard Grey, May 30, 2007
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  15. Subbiah

    Subbiah Guest

    Hi Leonard:

    Yes, I agree. I hope to see MS releasing future versions of it with ample
    room for customization.

    Sincerely,
    Subbiah.
     
    Subbiah, May 30, 2007
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    Dale K Guest

    See link

    http://blogs.msdn.com/noahc/archive/2007/03/12/hide-the-ie7-command-bar.aspx

    nntp://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general/<>

    Hi again:

    The Command Bar cannot be removed.

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    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    [microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general]
     
    Dale K, May 30, 2007
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