Thanks for your reply, Sailor. Your last line in your reply says it all. No can do.
I shoved the unwanted links (the places in the search box that have not been selected as favorites. I solved the problem by re-doing all my preferred links (locations) in the search box and designating them as favorites thus shoving the unwanted ones down the list out of sight.
I wish there was a simple way to eliminate any temporary item in the search box that is not needed anymore, favorite or not.
Jim Flint (no fly, no more, mo bettah)