Learn how to delete all Chrome suggestions for a particular website hostname, such as www.amazon.com or www.food.com, in this easy tutorial.
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If you use Google Chrome as your web browser, you may have noticed that it offers suggestions for the URLs you type in the address bar. These suggestions are based on your browsing history, bookmarks, and other factors. They can be helpful if you want to quickly revisit a website or complete a search query.
However, sometimes you may want to delete these suggestions for a specific website, either for privacy reasons or because they are irrelevant or outdated. For example, you may want to remove all suggestions for www.amazon.com if you no longer shop there, or for www.food.com if you are on a diet.
In this article, we will show you how to delete all Chrome suggestions for a particular website hostname in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Type the website hostname in the address bar
The first step is to type the website hostname that you want to delete from the suggestions in the address bar. For example, if you want to delete all suggestions for www.amazon.com, type “amazon.com” in the address bar. You will see a list of suggestions that contain the hostname, such as www.amazon.com/books, www.amazon.com/electronics, etc.
Step 2: Use the keyboard shortcut to delete the suggestions
The next step is to use the keyboard shortcut to delete the suggestions. Depending on your operating system, the shortcut may vary:
- Windows and Linux: Press Shift + Del
- macOS: Press Shift + Del (when the keyboard has a dedicated Del key) or Fn + Shift + Backspace (otherwise)
Note: This will only work for items that have the paper icon () next to them. In older versions of Chrome, this is a globe icon () instead.
You will need to repeat this step for each suggestion that you want to delete. For example, if you want to delete all suggestions for www.amazon.com, you will need to press Shift + Del for each suggestion that contains www.amazon.com.
Step 3: Check the results
The final step is to check the results. To do this, type the website hostname again in the address bar and see if the suggestions are gone. If they are, you have successfully deleted all Chrome suggestions for that website. If not, you may need to repeat the previous steps or try a different method.
If the keyboard shortcut method does not work for you, or if you want to delete all your browsing history, not just the suggestions, you can try these alternative methods:
Clear your browsing data
You can clear your browsing data from Chrome settings. This will delete your browsing history, cookies, cached files, and other data. To do this, go to More tools > Clear browsing data, choose a time range, select the data types you want to clear, and click Clear data. Note that this will affect all websites, not just the one you want to delete.
Delete a bookmark
If the suggestion is based on a bookmark, you can delete the bookmark from Chrome. To do this, go to Bookmarks > Bookmark manager, find the bookmark you want to delete, right-click on it, and choose Delete. Alternatively, you can type chrome://bookmarks in the address bar and delete the bookmark from there.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: Why does Chrome show suggestions in the address bar?
Answer: Chrome shows suggestions in the address bar to help you quickly access the websites and search queries that you are looking for. These suggestions are based on your browsing history, bookmarks, and other factors.
Question: How can I disable Chrome suggestions in the address bar?
Answer: If you don’t want Chrome to show any suggestions in the address bar, you can disable this feature from Chrome settings. To do this, go to Privacy and security > Sync and Google services, and turn off the option that says “Autocomplete searches and URLs”.
Question: How can I change the default search engine in Chrome?
Answer: If you want to use a different search engine than Google in Chrome, you can change the default search engine from Chrome settings. To do this, go to Search engine > Manage search engines, and choose the search engine you want to use. You can also add a custom search engine if you want.
In this article, we showed you how to delete all Chrome suggestions for a particular website hostname in the address bar. This can be useful if you want to remove unwanted or outdated suggestions for a specific website. We also explained how to clear your browsing data, delete a bookmark, disable Chrome suggestions, and change the default search engine in Chrome. We hope you found this article helpful and learned something new. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment below.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice. We are not affiliated with Google or Chrome and do not endorse or guarantee any products or services mentioned in this article. Please use Chrome and its features at your own risk and discretion.