How to turn off Chrome URL AutoComplete feature on Windows PC

Autocomplete suggestions are useful when you want to revisit the websites. If you have visited a website earlier from your system, the Google algorithm stores the results to give future suggestions and predictions based on the loaded web results. Basically, autocomplete suggestion allows for a quick search, as, Google stores the users search activities in order to highlight the predict queries close to what user intends to enter in the drop-down list when a user is typing in the  URL search field.

However not all the suggestions may be correct and one may waste a lot of time by accidentally revisiting a wrong predicted site which you didn’t intend to visit. Also one may not prefer the autocomplete suggestions to show up to other guest users like family and friends who use your computer to access the internet.

In this article, we explain how to delete the autocomplete URL suggestions that you no longer use as well as show how to turn off Chrome URL AutoComplete suggestions completely.

Delete all the  autocomplete suggestions that you no longer use

As mentioned earlier, Autocomplete suggestions are useful to quickly revisit your favorite sites. However, if the algorithm shows up some sites which you no longer use, one has to clear the browsing data in order to stop the chrome suggesting the site which you don’t use anymore.

Open the Chrome Browser and navigate to Settings. Navigate to Advanced and go to Privacy and Security.

Click on  Clear Browsing data.

One can choose to erase everything or erase data for last 24hrs or for the last week.

Delete individual URL autocomplete suggestion

Open the Chrome Browser and go to History.

Delete URL Autocomplete suggestions

Select the websites you no longer want to visit and click on Remove selected items.

One can also delete the selected autocomplete suggestion quickly by hovering the cursor over the prediction query you no longer use in the address bar and click on Shift +Delete keys.

Turn off Chrome URL Autocomplete suggestions

Open the Chrome Browser and navigate to Settings. Navigate to Advanced and go to Privacy and Security.

Search for the option “Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar“.

Turn off Chrome URL Autocomplete suggestions

Toggle the button off to disable the Chrome URL AutoComplete suggestions.

That’s all.

Read next: Enable, disable Autocomplete & Inline AutoComplete in Windows Explorer & IE.

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