how do I remove the word "address" from the left of the address bar

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by piercekalton, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. piercekalton

    piercekalton MDL Member

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    I did not use the address bar in Windows 7, but now in Windows 8 I'm finding it useful again simply as another option to get to a drive letter (for example typing D: hitting enter)

    I seem to remember being able to remove the text "address" from the left side of the bar in XP, is this possible in Windows 8?
     
  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Where does it say 'Address' ?

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  3. piercekalton

    piercekalton MDL Member

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    on the taskbar

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  4. mabaega

    mabaega MDL Senior Member

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    AdressBar like this ?

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    Right Click Address - Toolbars and UnCheck Address
     
  5. piercekalton

    piercekalton MDL Member

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    no I want the bar without the word next to it. I think you could do it in XP but I can't find the option in Win 8.1

    I'm assuming it can be done in the registry?
     
  6. mabaega

    mabaega MDL Senior Member

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    Unlock taskbar, right click Address text, and select Show tittle
    and relock taskbar.
     
  7. piercekalton

    piercekalton MDL Member

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    ok thanks, didnt realize i had to unlock first