Google Chrome address bar (or omnibox as they call it) is quite annoying for me. I don't want to use it for web search. If I type
kitten in the address bar I want my browser to connect to the
kitten host or give me an error if it does not exist. Completion suggestions (aka. recommendations) according to browser history are fine.
kittenhost exists => Go to
https://kitten/or give error that both :80 and :443 are ignoring or rejecting connection.
kittenhost does not exist => Error page: Host not found
kittenhost exists => Search results for
kittenhost does not exist => Search results for
I have a
/etc/hosts (or Windows equivalent) file with one word entries in it. I want to use them from my Chrome browser, because I am forced to use Chrome for whatever reason. The same setting in Firefox for is to set
So the question is: can I disable web search from Google Chrome address bar?