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Postby CobraTroll » Sat Oct 22, 2005 8:24 am

Hi

How do I remove the search history in Outlook X1 seach bar?
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Re: Remove search history in X1 Outlook

Postby Greg Dawes » Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:59 pm

CobraTroll wrote:Hi

How do I remove the search history in Outlook X1 seach bar?

CobraTroll,

There is no direct way to accomplish this using the X1 interface.

However, you can remove the search history from the Outlook X1 Search Bar by using the Registry Editor. Just follow these steps:

1) Close X1 and Outlook (verify that the X1.exe process is stopped via Task Manager)
2) Make a backup of your registry:
a) Go to Start > Run
b) Type regedit and press enter
c) In Registry Editor go to File > Export
d) Under "Export Range" choose "All"
e) Save the file to your Desktop
3) Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\X1 Desktop Search\OutlookToolbarHistory
4) Delete any unneeded entries that appear in the right-hand pane by selecting the "Name" and pressing Delete on your keyboard

In addition, if you'd like to delete the history from the X1 Deskbar, follow these steps:

1) Close X1 (verify that the X1.exe process is stopped via Task Manager)
2) Close the X1 Deskbar (if applicable) -- right-click a blank area of your Taskbar and choose Toolbars > X1 Deskbar
3) Make a backup of your registry:
a) Go to Start > Run
b) Type regedit and press enter
c) In Registry Editor go to File > Export
d) Under "Export Range" choose "All"
e) Save the file to your Desktop
4) Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\X1 Desktop Search\Deskbar\History
5) Delete any unneeded entries that appear in the right-hand pane by selecting the "Name" and pressing Delete on your keyboard

I hope you find this useful!
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You must be joking!

Postby nspivack » Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:58 am

Seriously guys -- this is insanely bad for users to have to go through editing their registry twice, in order to protect basic privacy regarding their search history.

All other desktop search tools I tested enable you to clear your search history from a simple command in the GUI.

Users should NOT have to ever touch their registry -- not only is that dangerous, but 99.9% of users don't even know what a registry is, let alone how to edit it.

Bad. (You know this).

Please fix this in the next version of X1 if you can. This should be a no-brainer.
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Postby Kenward » Sun Oct 22, 2006 4:25 am

Agreed. In the meantime, apart from editing the registry manually, would one of those registry cleaner tools be slightly less dangerous?

I treat these with caution, but some people think they work.
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Postby Kenward » Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:09 am

Good idea. Worth trying.

But would a blank .reg kill the history?

You probably need to work out how many entries it saves, delete the "data" but leave the "name", then export that branch of the registry.

By the way, while we are on the subject, X1 should allow folks to delete all histories.
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Postby Kenward » Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:24 am

Will put something in the "Feature Request" section.

I can't see how to move this there.
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