How to Turn Off Auto-Suggest in Google Chrome

Written by fatima farakh
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Google's Chrome browser includes a prediction service, which is enabled by default. This auto-suggest function attempts to guess at the search phrase or website address you are typing into the address bar. The results of the prediction service are identical to searching directly on Google. When you use the prediction service, Chrome sends your IP address and browser cookies to the search engine to retrieve the results. If you want to turn this feature off, you can deactivate it in Chrome's Options control panel.

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  1. 1

    Open Google Chrome. Click the "Customize and Control Google Chrome" wrench icon located at the top-right corner of the browser window.

  2. 2

    Click "Options." Click "Under the Hood" in the left-hand column of the "Options" page.

  3. 3

    Un-check the box next to "Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar" in the "Privacy" section. Close the "Options" tab to turn off auto-suggest and return to the main browser window.

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