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 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.

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