How to Delete a URL From Chrome’s Omnibox Suggestions

When you enter a URL in the Chrome Omnibar, that URL will be saved in the browser history and will show up when you type a similar query next time. This means that, if you have entered a wrong URL, that URL will be persistent and will always show up when you type a similar query. This can be rather annoying, and deleting the browser history doesn’t clear it from the omnibar.

Here is a quick way to delete a URL from the Chrome omnibar.


Type the query in the omnibar and wait for the suggestion to show up. Use the down arrow key to select the wrong URL and press “Shift + Del” (In Mac, use “Fn + Shift + Del”). This will immediately remove the item from the omnibar.

1. This trick only applies to URL. You won’t be able to remove search term with the “Shift + Del” key.

2. This trick applies to Firefox as well, except that you just need to press “Delete” instead of “Shift + Delete”.

Damien Damien

Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.


    1. is a fake example that I am using. If you are searching for “”, but typed “”, you can remove it from the Chrome omnibar and prevent it from showing up in the future.

    1. Email address is treated as a search query by Google Chrome, so you won’t be able to delete it directly. You can delete it by clearing your search history.

    1. how did you make it work!?!? in your comment i figured out it worked on you…i sooooo want to delete some URLs but it just won’t work… help..? :))

      1. Dude, it’s nothing hard! Look:
        1. Click in the omnibox (or Ctrl+L);
        2. Type a few letters of the URL you want to remove (e.g. maketech if you want to remove “”);
        3. Find the unwanted URL in the list that just opened below the omnibox (find it with your eyes);
        4. Then move your mouse pointer on it (don’t click! Just hover it), the line becomes blueish;
        5. While your mouse pointer is still on the line, hit Shift+Delete simultaneously. That means that you must not release the Shift key before you have struck the Delete key.
        6. All done. The selected line disappeared! You can repeat these steps if there are more that you want to delete.

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