Do not show search suggestions ( history ) in Search field of Outlook 2016
I am using Outlook 2016. When I try to search my inbox for a message, once I click in the search box, Outlook "helpfully" gives me dropdown suggestions based on my last several inbox searches. This is completely unhelpful because very few people search same thing twice. Suggestion boxes are so obtrusive that I almost always click on one accidentally, which messes up the search I am actually trying to do. Please tell me that turning this off is an option! It's driving me crazy.
Nathan Howard commented
Give me an option to turn this thing off and I'll be happy. 99% of the time I don't need search suggestions, I just want to paste stuff into the search box and go.
I type something to search. It overlays the search results with the last 6 searches I typed in. Useless feature, the search history suggestions should disappear as soon as I start typing, as it is, the suggestions overlaying the search results are a hindrance.
Cant compute that this is still not fixed
Wolfram Oldörp commented
Suche: Vorschläge überdecken Detailsuchbegriffe
Search: Suggestions mask detail search terms
Bei der Suchfunktion habe ich Felder der erweiterten Suche zugefügt (von, An…) Bei Klick in das Suchfenster überdecken die Vorschläge der letzten Suche aber diese Felder – das ist lästig, da man zunächst woanders hinklicken muss, bevor man direkt in von usw. etwas eintragen kann
In the search function, I have added fields of advanced search (from, An …) By clicking in the search window, the suggestions of the last search but these fields cover – this is annoying, since you first have to click somewhere else, before directly in from something can register
i like the drop down, but just want it to close when i click on the one i want.
100% agreed. It's a useless feature because you always tend to click on a previous result accidentally and then you have to close it and start the search all over again. Please allow an option to disable it. It's the most annoying thing ever.
agreed- this is against GDPR if the search applied is a customers email address - please allow the function to clear search history in Current Mailbox search
Get rid of top results in outlook. Top Results are repetitive, consume space. and terribly annoying.
Conversation display is somewhat useful if people remember to change the subject when using old thread to start new conversation. But in the case of the Search window. I want to see the item I search for and not the 10+ messages that are part of the conversation. I have not found a way to make the search result only show the individual message... Also would be nice if it has the ability not to search the Copy of the message included into the original...
Allah Noor Tareen commented
i AM FACING DIFFICULTIES TO FIND OUT SENDERS EMAIL AS IN CASE TO SEARCH A CONTRACT THE WINDOW BECOME STOPPED
Please provide the ability to turn off previous searches in the Outlook 2016 search box. It's annoying when a one-time search is basically there eternally now. Previous versions of Outlook did not keep this information, why should 2016?
Agreed. This is annoying.