Google Makes It Easier For You To Quickly Remove Unwanted URL Suggestions In Chrome

Google Chrome rolled out its latest v83 update, which comes with various new features as well as tweaks. Users have a lot of security concerns while using an internet browser. Google Chrome has been introducing various tools and functions to provide people extra control over security privacy. One of the new options introduced by Google Chrome is the mouse-powered security tool which makes it convenient for you to remove unwanted URL (Uniform Resource Locator) suggestions.

You may have noticed that when you start typing in the Google Chrome’s search bar, the browser displays you a list of suggestions. These suggestions are the links to sites that you have previously visited and it can give away a lot about how you have been using your device. The feature is visible to anyone who uses their PC (both on incognito and normal browsing). Now, the new option will make it easier for you to remove these suggestions.

The option was first spotted by TechDows, and now there is a ‘x’ button which will pop up alongside a URL suggestion. When users hover over this cross button, an option appears that says ‘remove suggestion.’ Click this option to delete any unwanted URL suggestions. Previously, windows users had to press Shift+ Delete to remove them while on Mac, users would press Fn+ Shift+ Delete.

However, there is one big caution for this feature. If you see an arrow in the blank space, the ‘x’ button to remove a URL suggestion will not appear. However, you can always use the keyboard shortcut to remove any unwanted URL suggestion from Google Chrome, but the mouse-powered version of the function will not work in this case.

Still, the new functionality is a welcome change as users had to look up for tutorials to see ways for deleting URL suggestions. Now, Google has made it convenient and intuitive to remove unwanted URL suggestions on Chrome.

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