When you enter a URL in the Chrome Omnibar, that URL will be saved in the browser history and will show up when you type a similar query next time. This means that, if you have entered a wrong URL, that URL will be persistent and will always show up when you type a similar query. This can be rather annoying, and deleting the browser history doesn’t clear it from the omnibar.
Here is a quick way to delete a URL from the Chrome omnibar.
- Type the query in the omnibar and wait for the suggestion to show up.
- Use the down arrow key to select the wrong URL and
- press “Shift + Del” (In Mac, use “Fn + Shift + Del”).
This will immediately remove the item from the omnibar.
1. This trick only applies to URL. You won’t be able to remove search term with the “Shift + Del” key.
2. This trick applies to Firefox as well, except that you just need to press “Delete” instead of “Shift + Delete”.