How do I remove a search box from my IE Toolbar

I am running IE 8 and Vista. I also have the google toolbar loaded. In the top right hand corner there is a search box (not google) which is grey in colour and says "Search" if you click on it it turns white but nothing happens when you enetr data and hit search. I use the google serach bar (underneath far left). How do I remove the serach box that I don't want? I've tried tools and right clicking and going to properties etc.

Thanks- will give it a bash!

  Sea Urchin 23:06 01 Oct 2009

Download this program to your desktop (IESearchBarRemove) and then double-click to run it. You then have the options to Show or Hide the search bar - click and Apply. You may need to Log Off and on again to make it work.

click here

  Chris the Ancient 08:18 02 Oct 2009

Thanks for that link.

I normally use Firefox, but need to use IE for my company intranet site and that search box always niggled me. Now it's gone... thankfully.

Sea Urchin- When you say log off do you mean the whole computer or just IE? (If just IE then it hasn't worked for me:(

  Sea Urchin 11:58 02 Oct 2009

Log Off from the computer

  Technotiger 12:21 02 Oct 2009

Save the download to your desktop, then close IE.

Then run the downloaded program.

When you re-start IE, the Search pane will be no more.

it's still there but I have IE8 not 7 would tht be a problem?

  Technotiger 17:07 02 Oct 2009

IE8? I'm afraid I don't know, I am only using IE7.

  Technotiger 17:16 02 Oct 2009

Or perhaps ... click here

Thanks I'm a bit nervous of tweaking the registry i think i'll put up with it!

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