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How to make Chrome recognize one word queries as a search not a url

I am using Google as my search engine in Chrome. I found that no matter what I input in the address bar, a suggestion will always pop up.

E.g. I input "sdf" in the address bar, hit entry, Chrome will use Google to find the result. It's what I expect, but a second later, there is an alert to ask me:

Do you want to visit http://sdf/

This is getting really boring, because it's displayed every time. How can I fix it?

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It's the same, but unfortunately, the answer of that question saying "changing DNS to google's" may not be useful in crazy China, since China often blocks google's DNS server. –  Freewind Sep 2 '11 at 12:07
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marked as duplicate by techie007, JdeBP, Nifle, Sathya Sep 2 '11 at 12:29

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You could try the following: Click on Wrench icon --> Options --> Under the hood --> Privacy --> Uncheck "Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar"

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I have unchecked that, but it still displayed every time –  Freewind Aug 31 '11 at 16:23
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