How to Turn Off Search Suggestions in Chrome

Posted on 01. Apr, 2010 by in Tutorials

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Search suggestions in the Chrome browser can be a helpful tool for those who like using the Omnibox to find what they are looking for. But there is a drawback to this feature. As you start typing into the Omnibox, Chrome is sending data back to the search provider of your choice – whether you are using Google, Bing or Yahoo as your default provider. Fortunately, there is an easy way to turn it off.

  1. Go to tools
  2. Select Options (Preferences for Mac Users)
  3. In the Under the Hood tabs, the first section you see is privacy settings. To turn the search suggestions off, uncheck the “Use a suggestion service” option:

searchsuggestionsNow none of the information you type is being sent back to your search provider until you press Enter. Other browsers separate the search box from the URL box, but the feature being combined doesn’t change the privacy of the browser unless this particular feature is turned off.

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4 Responses to “How to Turn Off Search Suggestions in Chrome”

  1. Name bill

    10. Jul, 2010

    Yeah, that’ll work…. and the check is in the mail, the dog ate my homework, and the tooth fairy is real. The arrogant scum at SPYgle are not going to stop spying & lying. Keeping the annoying suggestions turned on is just another of their ways of saying “We WILL spy, steal, and sell any information we get to anyone we want and there’s nothing YOU can do about it! ” Google has become the same type of spyware, adware, and trojans we got in the 90′s from AOL hell. The sooner LIEgle winds up in the same scum-bag landfill as AOL, the better off the world will be.

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