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Not able to clear Google Chrome's address bar... VERY FRUSTRATING!!!!!


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#1 notinfallible

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:01 AM

I have been trying everything suggested by countless websites, including Googles own support site, and I'm very disappointed because every single thing that I found says the exact same thing..  Every single post pertaining to the; address bar, cookies, cache, predictive service, omnibox, and clearing browsing data, that I could find on the internet, is just an echo of every other post that I could find on the internet.

 

In Chrome, even with "Incognito Mode", when I start typing an address into the address bar, it brings up a list of sites that I have recently visited.  I have cleared all my browsing data from within Chrome, used CCleaner to delete history, cache, cookies, etc,..... I've cleared IE's browsing history, restarted my computer about three-hundred times in the last couple of hours.  I've opened up Chromes devoloper tools, went into the settings, and disabled the cache.

 

I don't all of these things and more, a minimum of twenty times each, and nothing has came close to clearing the address bars memory of every single website that I have visitied.

 

I provided a spreen-capture of what I'm to clear. 

 

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This screen capture was taken after HOURS of supposedly clearing my browsing data, cookies, and cache over and over and over again.

 

Please tell me what I'm doing wrong!  This should be such a simple thing to do, but trust me, this is anything but simple. 

 

Thank you in advance for any help.  Don't be shy, if you are confused about something I mentioned, just ask me questions and I'll try to explain better.


Edited by rotor123, 25 April 2013 - 07:53 AM.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:45 AM

I apologize for the duplicate post.  I wonder why it posted it twice?  Strange days.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:26 AM

I should probably add some specifics about my computer....

 

Windows XP Professional Sp3 - 600GB Hard drive - 2GB Ram

Internet Explorer 8 - Google Chrome

Avira FreeAntiVirus - Malwarebytes Free - Super AntiSpyware - Adwcleaner


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:05 AM

How about this...Turn off your Google Web History


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:45 PM

Nope, I believe the link is referring to search history using using google as a search engine, but I tried everything that it suggested a couple of times, and I did a few hours ago at that same page. 

 

I'm trying to get rid of the history that is, for whatever reason, locked into the address bar history.  Whenever I click on the address bar, and start typing the URL, a whole bunch of websites pop up just underneath the address bar right after I type the first 'W'. 

 

Thanks for trying, but unfortunately this didn't resolve the problem.

 

Below is a screen capture from immediately after trying the techinique outline in the link you provided...several times.

 

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As you can probably see, immediately after typing ' W ' a couple of sites pop up, and if I continue typing, it changes the websites display with every key that I push.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:36 PM

I am going to ask others to look here.
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:29 PM

Take a look here: http://rogerbell.blogspot.com/2013/03/google-chrome-removing-predictive-urls.html

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:33 PM

Also direct from google: https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95656

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:58 PM

Thanks hopefully it will work.
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Posted 28 April 2013 - 06:00 AM

Have you tried this:  Open Chrome Settings and go to the Search options.  Remove the tick mark from 

 

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:46 AM

Hi  notinfallible.I tried Goolgle Chrome before  and I know what you mean.  This is what I had done. Go into the place where you can install addons.   In the search area type search box.   Click add, and you;ll get a small magnifying glass in your toolbar.  I had that and it woked real nice.  Been a bit since I used Goole Chrome, so I hope I said it the right way.  Hope that's what you were looking for.






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