About this update

Increasingly, users search the web through the Internet Explorer address bar. To keep up with this growing need, this update increases prominence of web suggestions in Internet Explorer 11 so that you can easily select an appropriate web search suggestion. The changes include the following:

  • History and Favorites group headers are not displayed in the suggestions list of the address bar. This lets more suggestions display in the same vertical space.

  • For certain queries, there may only be several web suggestions. However, for other more ambiguous queries, more web suggestions may have to be displayed to capture your intent. With this update, the search engine can control how many web suggestions are appropriate for the typed query so that you receive the appropriate number of relevant suggestions.

  • Domain suggestions for sites that you never visited before are not displayed (for example, if you type "m" and you have never visited "mapquest.com," it will not be displayed). Before you install this update, domains that you have rarely visited are displayed in the suggestions. After you install the update, more relevant suggestions are displayed.

Update information

To enable this update, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, go to Microsoft Update. Additionally, see the technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer.

Note This update was first included in security update MS14-056: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: October 14, 2014.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References

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