In this article, I’m going to show you how to remove auto suggest URLs that pop up in the Chrome search bar.
Sometimes you can visit a website once and this has managed to get stored in your history and anytime you type up a search with the same few letters, this URL pops up.
If you’re constantly searching for things using the address bar, you’ll know that each time you type up a word or a few letters, an annoying website you never visit fills up the search bar.
You may even want to access the same website, but the auto-suggest URL goes to another link on the website instead of the link you want to access on the website.
This just makes the process of visiting that website even longer because you have to type of the whole URL.
Down below, I show you how to do this.
How to Remove Specific Auto-suggest URLs from Chrome
Luckily for you, there’s a method that allows you to delete specific URLs that are suggested in your search bar.
This means that you can wipe that specific URL and when you keep visiting the website that you actually want to visit, this will be saved instead of the other URL you didn’t want.
This also means that you won’t have to delete your browsing history just to get rid of a few URLs you didn’t like.
I regularly visit Instagram and when I do, I get an automatically suggest URL pop up instead of Instagram and this can be annoying.
I just want Instagram to come up as a URL suggestion and not ‘itv.com’.
Here’s how to remove suggested URLs from Chrome:
- Type in the letters that cause the auto-suggestion to come up
- Use the arrow key to navigate to the suggestion
- Chromebook / Chrome OS: Alt + Shift + Delete
- The auto-suggestion has been deleted
Now that the auto-suggestion has been removed, you can search up the web address you want to be suggested and this will pop up in when you search for the first few letters of that web address.
Make sure you do this a couple of times so that the browser knows you visit this website very often.
You can repeat these steps if you want to delete auto suggestions for any other search results that you don’t want to appear.
For example, now that I removed the ‘itv.com’ auto-suggest, my second searched website with the letter ‘I’ was Instagram.
This means that the next time I select ‘I’, Instagram will come up as an auto-suggestion.
That’s how you remove autofill suggestions in Chrome when you don’t want them.
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