E9.2 Fastpath vs task search


I'm fairly new to the JD Edwards CNC world so please forgive me. When we implemented JDE (before my time here at the company) the consultants trained the users to use the task search. However from what I'm reading one of the old CNC's does have fastpath secured. I've asked Oracle and it's been a week waiting on an answer and our current support company doesn't seem interested so here goes.....
When a user types in the "task search and gets results in the task search box isn't that the same as fastpath? It definitely appears that way and we're having users choose the wrong version for what they're trying to do.
All that being said can I disable task search by role completely so the user has to use the menu and favorites. I think it would eliminate this and make things more secure.