Disable instant search from address bar

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wythanee Posts 5 Registration date Monday November 18, 2019 Status Member Last seen November 23, 2019 - Nov 18, 2019 at 06:14 PM
wythanee Posts 5 Registration date Monday November 18, 2019 Status Member Last seen November 23, 2019 - Nov 23, 2019 at 12:09 PM
Hello,



System Configuration: Windows / Chrome 78.0.3904.97


I'm trying to disable the automatic searches that occur in the Chrome address bar. I tried this solution:

chrome://flags/ and choosing the Enable/Disable option, but I'm not finding that option. All I see is a list of Experiments with nothing resembling disabling the search. Has anyone tried this?

Anne Anderson
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HelpiOS Posts 13903 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen September 30, 2023 1,882
Nov 21, 2019 at 09:46 AM
Hi,

Type chrome://flags in the address bar and press Enter. On the page, search for Enable search button in Omnibox and disable the option. Then click on Relaunch now.
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wythanee Posts 5 Registration date Monday November 18, 2019 Status Member Last seen November 23, 2019
Nov 21, 2019 at 02:31 PM
Thank you. However, I found this solution in the my earlier research, tried it, and nothing appears. This is what I get:

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HelpiOS Posts 13903 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen September 30, 2023 1,882
Nov 22, 2019 at 11:01 AM
Access to the following address: chrome://settings/syncSetup

Then disable the Autocomplete searches and URLs option.
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wythanee Posts 5 Registration date Monday November 18, 2019 Status Member Last seen November 23, 2019
Nov 23, 2019 at 12:09 PM
This might be working--thank you!
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Facebookidiots
Nov 19, 2019 at 11:07 AM
Options. Turn off allow search in address bar, duh......
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wythanee Posts 5 Registration date Monday November 18, 2019 Status Member Last seen November 23, 2019
Nov 20, 2019 at 11:13 AM
So I'm dumb... Where do you see Options/Turn off allow search in address bar?
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Settings the gear
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wythanee Posts 5 Registration date Monday November 18, 2019 Status Member Last seen November 23, 2019
Nov 20, 2019 at 06:42 PM
Could you be more specific? (And if it's not worth your time, that's OK, too!) I've gone to Settings, and this is all I see, with no option for "Turn off allow search in address bar":

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