I don't mean to hog all the tech thread, but since somebody else was having this problem, and there doesn't seem to be a consistent answer in other help forums, I thought I'd just keep adding info. That was my first thought. So, I actually tried that first. Plus, since it's also happening independently on my laptop at home, I assumed it was something else. Not to get sidetracked - and, I really only posted that in case there was some relevance - but, the dot grid doesn't work the same way for me. With the menu bar, I could say type "Atlanta GA" in the search box without hitting enter, then one click on "maps" would pull up Google Maps of Atlanta. With the grid, I have to click on the grid, then click on "maps," which does not take what I typed in the search box as input, and then I have to re-type Atlanta GA into the maps search box. No. The only time I'm ever logged in to my Google account is if I post a YouTube video. By signing in there, when I go to my Google home page, I'll be signed in there. So, I always log out, close IE and then open it back up. Also, it's funny to me about "clearing the cache." That is often a successful solution to wonky behavior, and has been a recommended course of action for a long time. Yet, I can't remember a version of IE that actually has a "Clear Cache" option with a radio button that actually says simply "Clear Cache." For basic users with limited understanding like me, why isn't there just a "clear cache" option? If you choose "Delete Browsing History" (or Ctrl+Shift+Del) that pulls up a multitude of check boxes under a window titled "Delete Browsing History" - where the first check box is contrary to "delete" by being titled "preserve" for Favorites website data. It's not immediately intuitive that checking that box, but choosing the "delete" button reflects the action to delete or preserve that data. Several of my mobile devices actually have a "clear cache" option.