google searches that include "search" and "google" were decidedly unhelpful
February 22, 2010 1:51 PM   Subscribe

Google Chrome - Can I turn off the search function in the address bar?

I like Google Chrome, but when I type into the address bar I'd rather it just suggest sites I've visited and not make endless suggestions of things it thinks I'd like to google. If I want to google something I know where to go thank you very much - I'd like the address bar to just do its job and remember where I've been. Is there a way to turn off the search function?
posted by moxiedoll to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
Best answer: If I want to google something I know where to go thank you very much

Oh really? turn off search in chrome

Sorry for the sarcasm, it was too easy. The answer from the second link:

You cannot turn off search in Omnibox. You need to type in the correct address if you want a website.

You could in, it seems set a search engine to the keyword null and it'll be more or less what you're asking. The Omnibox is one of the best features to Chrome, at least in my opinion.
posted by geoff. at 1:58 PM on February 22, 2010 [2 favorites]

Best answer:

Specifically, under "Disable Search Suggestions." I hate this too!
posted by yaymukund at 1:58 PM on February 22, 2010 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Aw, thanks guys! It worked! (Just to defend myself a bit - I *had* managed to find that page, but I read it stupidly and thought that you couldn't lose the google search without losing the old-site-suggestion via that method. But then I did!)
posted by moxiedoll at 2:14 PM on February 22, 2010

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