How to disable Chrome's URL bar autosuggestions
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Firefox is my primary browser, but I switch to Chrome at work because we're relying heavily on Google Slides and Docs. That's why I spend a lot of time looking for files, and I leverage Chrome's URL bar to find them with their filename.
Chrome's URL bar suggestions include previously opened URLs and files (great 👍), but also search query suggestions and links to "related and useful" sites (not so great 👎). These smart suggestions are just in my way, and I tried to figure out how to disable them after an unsuccessful Google search.
Thanks to Leif, I now know that the "turn off autosuggestions" setting is buried in the sync section (
And now look at that. 👇 Much better! 🎉
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