How to Remove Specific Autocomplete Suggestions in Chrome
If you’re as annoyed by Chrome picking up on typos for autosuggestions as I am, this little tip will come in handy for removing those suggestions, be it keywords or URLs directly from the address bar. It certainly beats clearing your entire browsing history.
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Delete Chrome’s Autocomplete Entries From the URL Bar
On the desktop, it’s as simple as using the following keyboard shortcuts to delete entries.
Step 1: Start typing in the keyword or URL till you spot the suggestion you wish to delete.
Step 2: Use the arrow keys to highlight the specific suggestion.
Step 3: Pressing the respective keyboard shortcuts will eliminate the suggestions immediately.
Windows & Linux: Shift + Delete
macOS: Shift + Delete (if your keyboard is equipped with a Delete key)
Otherwise press, Fn + Shift + Backspace (works on most modern devices)
Although this keyboard shortcut works, if Google would enable a simple right-click action with a remove button, it would simplify things greatly and make the process faster.
On mobile devices running Chrome for Android, it’s much simpler. Simply long press the suggestion to invoke a pop-up box. Then press OK to remove it from your history.
One thing to note for both desktop and mobile users is that this method is only for removing autocomplete suggestions based on your browsing history. If you’ve saved a specific URL as a bookmark or would like to remove Google’s default suggestions this method isn’t suitable for those tasks.