How To Remove Specific URL Predictions on Chrome

How To Remove Specific URL Predictions on Chrome
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Chrome has become the default browser for many people. The omnibox works great as it can also predict where you want to go, without typing the full URL. This prediction might not be a problem for many, but some might not like the suggestions that it offers.

How To Remove Specific URL Predictions on Chrome

Let’s understand this with the help of an example. Let’s say one day you head over to to view pins on technology.

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The next day, or a few hours later, you try to visit, but Chrome still thinks that you want to visit the technology section of Pinterest so it will autocomplete to which is not what you want to visit. Now this is a problematic situation.

So how do you remove a specific URL prediction/suggestion on Chrome? Well, there are two solutions for this.

To remove a specific URL prediction from the omnibox, press arrow down key on your keyboard to highlight the URL that you want to delete, and then press Shift+Delete on a PC or Shift-FN-Delete on a Mac.

This will remove just a single URL suggestion, but there’s a way to stop URL prediction altogether. Go to Chrome menu > Settings > Show advanced settings and under Privacy section, uncheck “Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar.”


This will disable URL prediction on your Chrome browser.

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