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Turn Off Autocomplete Predictions in Chrome Address Bar

Autocomplete prediction and search suggestions service is typically turned on by default for Google Chrome’s address bar (Omnibox). You may like to follow the steps below to turn off Aatocomplete prediction and search suggestions service.

  1. Enter Chrome menu from the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. In the Privacy section, deselect the “Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar or the app launcher search box” checkbox.

In addition to autocomplete predictions and search suggestions, Google Chrome’s address bar shows matches from your browsing history, if you don’t want to see matches from your browsing history, you may like to clear browsing history.

Source: Get predictions in the address bar

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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