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Disable Search Bar in Yahoo! Messenger in Windows 7

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Software, Windows-7

As everyone knows that Yahoo! Messenger is a well-known chat messaging application which allows users to stay in touch with their relatives and friends who might be located at distant geographical locations around the globe. Also everyone knows that Yahoo! offers its own search engine which users can use to find any required information from the Internet. Because of its versatile nature Yahoo! Messenger also provides a search bar within its own interface and which users can use to search any information from the Internet without opening any webpage directly. Search bar is situated at the bottom of Yahoo! Messenger interface. This is a dynamic feature which is not available in any other chat messenger that on the Internet. Although this search bar does no harm to the users even if they don't need it however still if they want they can disable this bar by following the steps given below:

  1. Logon to Windows 7 computer and logon to Yahoo! Messenger by providing appropriate credentials in its interface.

  2. Once logon to Yahoo! Messenger click on Messenger menu and then go to Show/Hide option.

  3. From the available submenu click on Yahoo! Search Barto uncheck the option which is by default checked.

  4. You will notice that the search bar offered by Yahoo! Messenger has disappeared.

Note: Follow the above steps again in order to bring the search box back.