The issue I am talking about
>When I use to type R into the address bar and press enter I would usually be taken to Reddit. Now if I type R in the address bar and press enter I get taken to the last thing I searched that started with the letter R.
Here is the fix:
>type chrome://flags/ in your address bar
>search for "Omnibox Google Drive Document suggestions" in the search bar on the chrome://flags/ page.
>disable "Omnibox Google Drive Document suggestions"
Edit: If you can, make sure you express your dislike of this to Google. They have removed other flags in the past yet the change that flag presents is still enabled. I would not be surprised to one day see this issue spring back up, but next time there might not be a good solution.
34 thoughts on “Here is how to stop your most recent search result from appearing in the address bar.”
If I could upvote more than once, I would use all my upvotes for you.
Thank you it worked!
i love you
THANK YOU SO MUCH
Thank you so much /u/Ice-Insignia
This fix works perfectly.
Make sure to redirect everyone to this thread!
Never knew I could find someone I loved more than Ricardo. But now I have. <3 Thank you
Just logged in to upvote this.
This morning I disabled every omnibox option in chrome://flags that made sense to me and so I missed this one xD
Thank you! How do I complain to Google?
Can hit alt and delete too to remove the result itself.
Some great thing you are
If it’s still not working for people, star this bug report https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=962599&q=component%3AUI%3EBrowser%3EOmnibox%20&colspec=ID%20Pri%20M%20Stars%20ReleaseBlock%20Component%20Status%20Owner%20Summary%20OS%20Modified
Excellent. This worked for me. Fuck Google’s decision.
Sheesh this shouldn’t be necessary. It’s so backwards. Thanks a ton though, this is such a relief.
Thanks! It was driving me crazy. I knew something had changed in the latest update.
Thank you, and a big F-U to google.
Thank you SO much. Christ.
I went 12 days with this, fucking thank you!
Awesome. This was so freaking annoying!
thanks. this is stupid
good god thank you
Thank you. Today I reached my limit with this new, horrible Chrome behavior. Glad there’s a workaround!
Thank you so much sir! Came to this subreddit only to find a solution to this problem. I wonder why Google implemented it because it seems more of an inconvenience for most people.
Please note that this flag is due to expire in the next release of chrome 76, this is the incorrect flag for this behaviour, try doing chrome://restart
Surprised this isn’t more popular, because this change is prettyyy bad. I’ve been alt + deleting pretty much all of my suggestions and it’s been… annoying. Thank you so much!
you’re a fucking saint
thank you, i was almost dropping chrome for how annoying this “feature” was.
THANK GOD there exists a fix, why would anyone even think prioritizing search results would be helpful?
There is not a single universe in which I would find that to be useful to a single person.
THANK YOU! I’ve been going mad, trying to figure out what the heck was causing it.
I changed it and it works, but it’s not intuitive this feature is the culprit. Hope there aren’t side effects.
it didn’t work for me