Artboard 16light, inspiration, solution, idea, innovation,ionicons-v5_logosGoogle Sheets iconSwift icon
Published at
Updated at
Reading time
1min
This post is part of my Today I learned series in which I share all my web development learnings.

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 URL bar completion with a lot of nonsense.

Chrome's URL bar suggestions include previously opened URLs and files (great ๐Ÿ‘), but also search query suggestions and links to "related and useful" sites (not so great ๐Ÿ‘Ž). 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 (chrome://settings/syncSetup).

Disable autosuggestion setting in Chrome.

And now look at that. ๐Ÿ‘‡ Much better! ๐ŸŽ‰

Chrome URL bar without auto suggestions.

Was this TIL post helpful?
Yes? Cool! You might want to check out Web Weekly for more quick learnings. The last edition went out 11 days ago.

Related Topics

Related Articles