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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Remove AOL Buggy Search Window

I don’t know how many of my readers still use AOL but thanks to my wife Cindi I have what may be a great tip for you.  (Yes I just can’t call it “Aol.”) If you do use the AOL client software you see many windows when you sign on.  By default one of them is the AOL Search window.


For some reason the last couple weeks, according to my wife Cindi, the AOL Search window has included this ugly screen with what looks like bed bugs on it.  I agree with Cindi that we don’t need to see any more news reports on bed bugs.

Cindi finally had enough today and clued me in on what she was seeing every time she signed on to AOL. Apparently, I already knew the following tip because I never saw this screen even though I still use AOL daily.

If you click on “About This Page” AOL does include steps on removing this window from your sign on.  Thank you to whoever at AOL pushed to make this option available and easy to find.

All you need to do is use keyword(Ctrl+K) “Search Window”.

When you go to this keyword you’ll see the following.


Yay!  I love Opt Out options.

Just click the button and you’ll lose the default AOL Search window. You can still use AOL Search which is always available just under the main menu. If you Opt Out you won’t have to see the ugly window with bugs on it.









UPDATE: It appears some of my friends at Aol. may read After weeks of not getting updates the AOL Search window had a new graphic today.  Happy Hanukkah!


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