Stop Google Chrome from using the omnibox as a search box

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suzygs1000 Posts 2 Registration date Sunday August 14, 2016 Status Member Last seen August 14, 2016 - Aug 14, 2016 at 08:55 AM
Ambucias Posts 47359 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 - Aug 15, 2016 at 05:35 AM
Hello, I have been using IE11 for quite a while, but lately have been plagued with freezing when opening multiple tabs, so have switched over to Chrome. I am quite happy with Chrome as a browser, except for the use of the omni box for searching which is driving me mad. When I start typing in the Google search window, where my cursor is, after two or three letters, it defaults up to the omnibox. I have trouble reading what is in the omnibox, as compared to the Google search window. My question is ... how can I stop Google Chrome from using the omnibox as a search box. If I can't, I guess I will have to try Edge again, which I don't like either.

thanks Dave



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suzygs1000 Posts 2 Registration date Sunday August 14, 2016 Status Member Last seen August 14, 2016
Aug 14, 2016 at 06:33 PM
Thankyou, Ambucias ... this works perfectly ...the address bar now has only that address in it, and the search box works as intended. I really appreciate your help

regards Dave.
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Ambucias Posts 47359 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,241
Aug 15, 2016 at 05:35 AM
You are most welcome
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Ambucias Posts 47359 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,241
Aug 14, 2016 at 04:39 PM
Hello Dave,

I don't know much about Chrome, I always refused to use it because of multiple bugs. I use Firefox.

When using Chrome, make this as your default page:

https://www.google.ca/webhp?gfe_rd=cr&ei=ccqZV-fYLMaC8Qer76DACw
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