me: accidentally types a website wrong into the search bar

google chrome, for the rest of my life: you want to go to netfliz? you like netfliz you dipshit? you really sure you don't want to go to today?

Or when you go to a site that is alphabetically earlier than one you are used to jumping to. So now you always go to the new site... That happen to you?

@spookcentral Now that "dot-word" domains are a thing, I'm genuinely surprised that domain squatters aren't buying up domains like "google.cmo".

Do you know how many times I've accidentally mis-typed ".cmo" into the location field?

@spookcentral there's a simple solution to remove outdated or incorrect autocomplete suggestions: start typing in your address bar till the suggestion shows up, use arrow keys to select it, and then hit Shift+Delete to remove it from your autocomplete suggestions.
Instructions for other browsers:

@spookcentral oh yeah, sometimes when I wanna go on Netflix I accidentally type 'pornhub'. Easy typo to make

@spookcentral @Lexi I think it's shift-delete or ctrl-delete to remove entries from auto-complete

@spookcentral If, when it offers those suggestions, you use the up/down arrows to select the mis-typed entry, does shift+delete remove the offender for you?

Works For Me on My Machine(tm)

@spookcentral (I learned this after fighting with the similar issue of the form-auto-fill dropdowns suggesting rubbish entries where I'd mistyped a username; appears to work in the URL bar too)


You can solve this problem by being infallible and always typing correctly.

@spookcentral in case anyone is suffering from this:

shift+delete (not backspace) while hovering over the autocomplete result

Start typing to get the wrong URL to autocomplete, use arrow keys to highlight, and Shift + Delete on PC or Shift + FN + Delete on a Mac.

@spookcentral get the wrong entry to show up in the completions, select it with the cursor keys, shift-delete to remove it. Works in the omnibar and every text entry field that chrome provides completions for.

Also works when spelling words wrong on the android keyboard

@f3r @spookcentral
I've been considering if just chrome is the issue, or using a chomium based browser is also ethicallly questionable. I'd like to use FF but from a day to day usability perspective I'm really liking Vivaldi

@spookcentral highlight the wrong entry with the arrow keys and press delete

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