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I have this problem where Chrome only shows my previous queries/urls and won't show predictions. It was like this all the time I'm using Chrome, which is my primary browser for last 5+ years. I've just recently noticed that predictions from Google is a feature when using another computer where Chrome was running out of the box, i.e. without syncing settings from my profile.

I've searched and only thing I've found is that I should have the option "Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar" checked, which I do. If I log out as Chrome person, it works, but as soon as I log in and settings sync, it stops working again.

I guess resetting the settings would be an option, but I'd really like to avoid doing that as I don't want to configure everything back. Any other solutions or suggestions?

  • If you type in your address bar "chrome://settings/searchEngines" (without the quotes) and hit enter, under the Default search settings can you please post the information for the search provider in Bold? – Pinchus G. Jul 21 '16 at 20:46
  • @PinchusGelbman: Google (Default) | google.com_ | google.com/…. Btw I'm currently using OS X. I'd say that client=ubuntu is there from the old days when I was using ubuntu. – Marko Grešak Jul 21 '16 at 21:44
  • I'm also using OS X but I wanted to give you that third column to enter but I already left the office so hopefully someone else could help you in the meantime – Pinchus G. Jul 21 '16 at 21:47
  • Found this: superuser.com/questions/578228/…. Set it to this, even restarted the browser, but it's still not working as expected. – Marko Grešak Jul 21 '16 at 21:54
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Managed to find the solution, thanks to @Pinchus Gelbman's suggestion. Next to "Manage search engines..." button, there is a dropdown to choose the default search engine. I've noticed that there are 2 named Google and after selecting the other one, it started working.

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