Now as far as I’m concerned, the search box in the menu bar of IE7 is probably the feature I most use - Alt+D, Tab gets me there in half a second - but it takes up some screen realty I’d rather use for other purposes when it comes to taking screenshots for the book, so here’s how to remove it and then add it back again should you ever need to do so.

  1. Open RegEdit
  2. Find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Infodelivery\Restrictions or create it if it isn’t there already.
  3. Add a DWORD key called NoSearchBox.
  4. To turn off the search box, set this value to 1
  5. To turn it back on, set this value to 0

That is all.