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Chrome used to complete cal to for me, but it stopped working. At the moment I'm on 27.0.1448.0 dev on OS X, but this issue is just affecting my profile, not others, so it's not related to the version, really.

Here's what chrome://omnibox says about cal:

Provider        Type                    Relevance   Contents    URL
Search          search-what-you-typed   1300        cal
HistoryQuick    history-url             657
HistoryQuick    history-url             656

Here's what I've already tried:

  • Removed my entire profile's history from Chrome's personal data settings
  • Removed the Default folder from Chrome and let it sync anew
  • Went to and removed the past search for "cal" from the web activity

I've tried creating a new profile, typing once, and it works. However, my default profile seems to be messed up in that regard. Any way I can remove the search-what-you-typed entry there?

Here's the whole output with all providers and all details listed.

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The search-what-you-typed entry is the fallback action and it's supposed to be there. The strange thing is that visiting should generate a HistoryURL entry with higher relevance, but it doesn't. To troubleshoot, try disable syncing of Omnibox History. – Dennis Mar 24 '13 at 13:45
Indeed, I checked with another profile where HistoryURL history-url 1413 is added. I'm already considering just wiping that profile altogether and starting a new one. – slhck Mar 24 '13 at 14:11
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Since doing the same in a new profile would work as expected, it seemed there was no other option than to clear the profile. This would mean losing all my history – but I had cleared that anyway before.

I decided to first remove all of my synced data. Then, I exported my bookmarks from the Bookmarks Manager (⌥⌘B). Finally, I removed the Default folder in my Chrome's application files (~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default) and started Chrome again.

It might be possible to migrate extensions from the Default's Extensions folder, but I've decided to re-install the four I had.

If anybody had the same issue and found another way to resolve it, I'd be glad to read about that.

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The problem appears to be that search-what-you-typed and URL-what-you-typed slowly gain relevance as you use them for other things. You should delete just the Network Action Predictor and Network Action Predictor-journal files in %AppData%/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data/Default/ or the equivalent on your OS. The search-what-you-typed and URL-what-you-typed will immediately drop in relevance after a restart, and you're able to keep all your data, including all history.

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