Remove Placeholder Text from Search Bar in Microsoft Edge

Remove Placeholder Text from Search Bar in Microsoft Edge


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Remove Placeholder Text from Search Bar in Microsoft Edge - How to remove the 'Search or enter web address' placeholder text from Microsoft Edge Search Bar

Depending on which Build of Windows 10 and which version as a result of Microsoft Edge you are using you will in both cases see some placeholder text in the Search bar, or your Address bar if its set for web searching.

That text reads 'Search or Enter web address' and appears like so in Edge:

Either:

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Or:

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With a couple of simple Registry tweaks you can remove the placeholder text.

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I hadn't realised how much I wanted to do this until I saw your article :D. Thanks @Regedit32!
 
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Regedit Great article. Question is, Will MS love it?
 

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Will MS love it?
I'm thinking in time they may use this Registry Tweak by default so no placeholder text appears at all. There really is no need for it to be there.
 
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I never really noticed it until now, I very seldom use Edge browser so I won't bother myself. That said, I am sure that there are people out there that will be grateful for your contribution @Regedit32, keep up the good work!. :):):)
 
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Like Wolfie, I have not noticed it. Most times I have the Cortana feature hidden. I use a third party search which is more efficient.
But, if you do not care to mess around with altering the registry manually, there are several articles on the subject, if you browse, including reg files which only need a double click to make the customisation automatically.
 
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