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12/13/08
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cgar

how in God's name can I disable autocomplete?

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richardkelley
12/13/08
richardkelley
I am having the same problem. The routine under Tools to disable the autocomplete function does nothing.
TobiFromBavaria
12/13/08
TobiFromBavaria
Click on the wrench icon and select "Options". Go to the "Under the hood" options tab. Uncheck "Use a suggestion service...".
12/14/08
Original Poster
cgar
Tobi, I already unchecked "use a suggestion service" AND "show suggestions for navigation errors" but still, it's autocompleting for me :(
 
c
12/14/08
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cgar
I figured it out. After unchecking you'll still need to Clear Browsing Data -> for this period (choose everything). I guess the uncheck just stops adding urls, but the ones that are already there will keep appearing unless cleared.
 
thanks.
c
Google user
12/15/08
Google user
It doesn't work for me - and when I am typing a url even after completing purging the history I do not want to see my boomarks offered as a suggestion in a drop down - If I have recorded them as a bookmark I not that likely to continue to type the url manually - Beginning to think that Chrome has not been very well thought out yet they take it out of Beta while googlemail is still in beta - Publically name and shame these failed technicians
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Koozhk Koozhk
9/7/13
Koozhk Koozhk
Sie_Deen,
 
How ironic that you would mark your own answer as "best answer" when it has been downvoted to oblivion.
 
I, like most others here, still want suggestions in the omnibox, I just don't want them to autocomplete. I want them to be opt-in, not opt-out. This already works in the search box on google.com. Do not default to a suggested completion when I hit Enter, I should have to hit Down and then Enter to select a suggestion.
 
Why is this so difficult for you to understand? We don't want autocomplete to "not trigger so frequently" (http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/Tlogm0rTyvI), we want control over how and when to trigger it. It's like having a backseat driver that "doesn't grab your steering wheel as often", it's not worth having them in the car. If they can keep their hands to themself, then their suggestions may be useful. DO NOT, under any circumstance, override my commands.
 
The issue is maybe phrased more directly over here (http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/rPbfvDpSeHg), but all the activity is in this thread, so pay attention!
 
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