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Remove auto-complete field entries in Google Chrome

Ok... so this is embarrassing.

I typed in "boobs" on EncyclopediaDramatica's search because, well, it's a really funny page.

But now I've got a problem... EVERY TIME I click a search feild in Chrome now, it shows "boobs" as the first suggestion in the drop down!

This is not really socially acceptable as this laptop goes with me everywhere and Chrome is my primary browser.

Is there a way I can isolate and remove just that one entry?

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BTW, Chrome has incognito mode for these kinds of searches... :-P –  opyate Apr 27 '12 at 11:19
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Kayle, I bet when you wrote this you didnt think you would show up as the first result when googling "chrome delete autocomplete". Congratulations on forever being the boob autocomplete guy! –  Jeff Mar 5 '13 at 15:23
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@Jeff This brought me to tears. You can delete auto-complete but you can never stop being the boob auto-complete guy. –  George Reith Apr 5 at 12:08
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Hah! I really don't mind. I meant to be humorous when I pushed this. I had no idea it would become such a popular question though! –  Kayle Apr 5 at 17:38

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Linux and Windows

Just highlight it in the dropdown list (using the arrow keys, or your mouse cursor) and press delete on your keyboard.

Note that you may have to press shift+delete in some cases, like if the autocomplete is in the address bar (URL) field.

Mac

  1. Start typing so that the unwanted autocomplete URL comes up.

  2. Hit fn+shift+delete if you have a compact keyboard or shift+delete if you have a keyboard with separate delete key (and no fn). If you have a non-Apple keyboard, shift+delete should do the trick.

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Please don't confuse delete and backspace. No keyboard I know contains both fn and delete. fn-backspace means delete. –  rjmunro Jul 4 '12 at 10:52
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@rjmunro No key is explicitly labelled as backspace, that's why I think it's a 'terminology' issue or Mac/PC variance... My MacBook Air (13-inch, Late 2010) and my Apple Bluetooth Keyboard perform a backspace/backward-delete when the delete key is pressed. Pressing fn + delete performs a forward-delete. Also, both are from the U.S. –  brandonjp Oct 4 '12 at 16:18
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@rjmunro You're dating yourself - MacBook Pros have both the "delete" key and the "fn" key. –  D Mac Dec 26 '12 at 22:12
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@DMac Macbook pros do not have a delete key. They have a backspace key, but in the US version only, the word "delete" is written on it. It still works as a backspace key, and you still have to use the fn key to get it to work as a delete key. –  rjmunro Dec 31 '12 at 0:22
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I am trying Fn+Shift+Delete on a US MBP and it does nothing to the suggested item. I tried removing it from the full history after searching for it, but it is still there (ie., if I search again it still shows up in the search results). –  haridsv Feb 19 '13 at 6:27

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