I'm looking for a way to delete a whole URL in Google Chrome.

Do I need to run some other program or can it be done in the browser itself?

  • ONE url out of manys?
    – akira
    Jul 5, 2010 at 10:45
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    @Akira - You can do that in Firefox. Just start typing url and press DEL when you select it.
    – Apache
    Jul 5, 2010 at 10:56
  • @Shiki: i know that. i asked the OP what (s)he wants. "whole url" is not really specific. one can delete a single entry ("one whole url") from the history in chrome, as well as the whole history .. and all that without any 3rd party stuff.
    – akira
    Jul 5, 2010 at 11:08
  • @akira - okay okay sorry.
    – Apache
    Jul 5, 2010 at 11:23
  • See superuser.com/questions/273278/… for a better answer. Sep 23, 2012 at 23:54

6 Answers 6


I found the answer from here:

  1. Type part of the URL, so it shows up in your suggestions.
  2. Use the arrow keys to move to it.
  3. Press Shift+Delete (for Mac, press fn+Shift+delete) to remove the link.
  • I've only seen fn on notebook keyboards, to form substitutes for keys like PgUp. Is it on all Apple keyboards? (I use a Microsoft Natural.) Nov 8, 2016 at 20:24
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    doesn't work anymore on mac
    – Andrew
    Nov 24, 2016 at 15:38
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    For what it worths, it still works for me on my Macbook with fn + Shitt + delete. However, even that doesn't seem to work on some particularly links. So you could be right. And unfortunately, I don't know enough to help you further.
    – bizi
    May 19, 2017 at 0:56
  • Works for me so far on Mac :)
    – Ali
    Jul 9, 2017 at 1:13
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    Figured it out: I also had the site bookmarked. Delete the bookmark, autocomplete stopped. Dec 10, 2018 at 17:22

Another alternative is CCleaner

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    Not sure why you are recommending a separate tool rather than use the browsers built in method...
    – soandos
    Dec 21, 2011 at 23:35
  1. Click the "Tools" menu.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Click the Under the Hood tab.
  4. Click Clear browsing data.
  5. Select the "Clear browsing history" checkbox.
  6. Use the "Clear data from this period" menu to select the amount of data you want to delete. 7. Select Everything to clear your entire browsing history completely.
  7. Click Clear browsing data

If you want to remove something specifically from your history, open Chrome and go to chrome://history/#e=1&p=0.

You may have to copy and paste that link, it doesn't seem to like to link directly to it.


Open your chrome history tab from the right most corner of your window and remove any particular URL from it or select clear browsing data, a pop up windows appears select all check boxes and click on clear browsing data tab.


Browser itself: you can inject JavaScript code like this.

Step 1 Since Chrome history is queried inside a iFrame, we have to visit: chrome://history-frame/ (copy and paste URL)

Step 2 Do the search query.

Step 3 Open the Chrome console(F12 or CtrlShifti or i) and execute:

var inputs = document.getElementsByTagName('input');
for (var i = 0; i < inputs.length; ++i) {
  if (inputs[i].type == "checkbox"){
    inputs[i].checked = true;
document.getElementById("remove-selected").disabled = false

Actually this deletes the elements in the current page, so it's an incomplete solution. But the next page should automatically load, so you can simply run the code again (Up arrow then Return) until everything is deleted.

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