How to Turn Off Search Predictions in the Address Bar in Each Browser

Google search predictions that appear in the URL bar of modern browsers are often helpful , but just as often annoying. If you’d rather ditch them entirely, it’s really easy to do, and it all depends on which browser you’re using.

Disable search prediction in Chrome desktop

  1. Click the hamburger menu button in the upper right corner.
  2. Click Options> Show advanced options.
  3. Scroll down to the Privacy section and uncheck the box next to Use a prediction service to search and enter URLs in the address bar. Note. You can also turn it off on the Google site itself by going to the search settings page and selecting “Never show instant results.”

Disable search prediction in mobile Chrome

  1. Click the Chrome menu button, which is a three-dot or two-line tab.
  2. Tap Settings> Privacy.
  3. Uncheck the Search and Suggest URLs checkbox.

Disable search prediction in Firefox

  1. Click Firefox> Preferences and go to the search section.
  2. Uncheck the box next to Show Search Suggestions In Address Bar Results.

Disable search prediction in mobile Safari

  1. Go to Preferences> Safari.
  2. Scroll down to the Search section and uncheck the Suggestions for Search Engines box.

Disable Search Prediction in Desktop Safari

  1. Click Safari> Preferences and go to the Search tab.
  2. Uncheck the box next to Include Search Engine Suggestions.

That’s it, you will no longer see suggested words from your chosen search engine, and your browser will not send these partial searches as you type them.


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