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I've got a URL in Chrome "local.mysite.com" that autopopulates when I start typing "local.my" into the URL bar.

Note that this URL DOES NOT EXIST in my browser history (at chrome://history/#e=1&p=0) because it isn't a real site and therefore couldn't ever be successfully visited and therefore never shows up in my history.

The URL I want is "local.mysite.com/subdir/". That URL is 3 down in the suggested results because I keep accidentally hitting "enter" when it auto-suggests the unwanted first URL thus reinforcing its assumption that that is the one I want.

How do I get rid of the "local.mysite.com" entry in Chrome's memory?

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Here's the same question with an answer: superuser.com/questions/160137/… –  Siim K Apr 20 '11 at 15:16
This is by far NOT a duplicate. In fact this question has the correct answer! I wish it was possible to reopen it. –  drozzy Sep 23 '12 at 23:53
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If you're talking about the address bar, then you can do the following to remove individual items:

  1. Type local.mysite.com
  2. Use the arrow keys to move focus down to the item you wish to delete
  3. On Windows:
    Press Shift + Del

    On OS X:
    Press Fn + Shift + Del

Note: this will only work for items that have the globe icon (Globe icon) next to them.

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YES!!! That did it, thanks! –  cmcculloh Apr 20 '11 at 15:15
Also note that it only works if you use the arrow keys to cursor to the item you want to delete (hovering over it with the mouse does not work) –  Ian Boyd Apr 11 '12 at 2:24
This doesn't work for me. A site which I visited at one point on my Android device refuses to be deleted using this method. It is not listed in the browser history or bookmarks either. –  oKtosiTe Jan 2 '13 at 13:37
Scratch that; it did not appear to get deleted, but after opening a new tab, the URL seems to have gone away after all. :-) –  oKtosiTe Jan 2 '13 at 13:38
LOL let's be honest, all of us came here to know how to delete porn site URLs, why do people keep inventing fake URLs? =) –  Petruza Mar 23 at 23:58
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Clear your browsing history (Under the wrench, then tools), and also make sure that local.mysite.com isn't bookmarked anywhere.

I don't know of a way to manually edit individual entries, however.

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seriously? you can't just clear one entry from your browsing history??? –  cmcculloh Apr 20 '11 at 15:14
I realize that option didn't exist back when this answer was posted, but nowadays Chrome allows choosing specific items to remove from history. –  mr.b Sep 2 '12 at 21:55
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For Chrome on Mac OS X.

(same first two steps from accepted answer)

  1. Start typing URL you want to remove.
  2. User keyboard arrows to move selection to full URL.
  3. Press Fn + Shift + Del
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  1. Go to advanced settings
  2. Select to clear all the data from the past day or hour
    • It has the check list showing the pages visited
  3. Check all of those off

That's how you delete from the browser history.

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I found the answer!! You need to visit that website (the one you wish to disappear from the address bar), click on the icon in the address bar next to it, click "Show cookies and site data" block all the cookies and reload the site, and then restart your browser. I tried all those other ways and none of them worked for me, but this worked!

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Press "Shift + del" on the item you want to delete.

I spent 20 minutes searching to find this, I have no idea why you can't just press the Del key as that would be much more intuitive.

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google are stoopid –  bharal Jul 5 '13 at 16:26
If you're typing in the address bar and press the delete key like normal to manipulate the address you might delete the entry on accident. –  Hiro2k Jul 6 '13 at 22:40
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another option is browsing the history tab of Chrome and choosing the menu next to the url you want to delete.

Here goes a screenshot. Sorry since it is in German, but you should get the idea. With the German menu it is the second one "Aus Verlauf entfernen"

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