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Whenever I visit a certain a website, Google chrome somehow still has the exact input I typed in to perform a search. Every time I go back to the website, it automatically executes that same original search over again.

How do I make Google Chrome forget that I was ever there, and give me a fresh page each time I go to it?

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  • you could try visiting in Incognito Mode Feb 15 '13 at 5:27
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    Uninstall Chrome. Download Firefox. Go to history, type your website's address, right click and choose "forget this site" :) - Yep, this is not available in Chrome!
    – Mario Awad
    Apr 24 '14 at 15:45
  • @MarioAwad It is possible thru the history page of chrome and chromium as well.
    – guido
    Jun 14 '14 at 7:35
  • @guido you're right thanks for the answer and I think yours is a better answer to the question. Upvoting :)
    – Mario Awad
    Jun 14 '14 at 11:30
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    @MarioAwad yours is the best answer. chrome is so anti-user it's not even funny.
    – user428517
    Aug 19 '16 at 19:50
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This is how usually I do this:

  • Open Chrome History ctrl+h.
  • In the searchbox, top-right, type some keyword to identify the urls you want to delete; chrome will match the input against the url and the title of webpages in history.
  • Double-check that you got only what you really want to delete.
  • Select the checkbox left of the first result, then scroll down and check the latest checkbox while pressing shift. This will select everything (that was filtered with keywords above). Alternatively, just select what you want.
  • Click the remove selected button.
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    You sire, are awesome. Thank you for this - was getting annoyed finding 'use firefox herp derp' answers and the like. May 18 '15 at 13:17
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    It appears that ctrl-A also works for select all
    – LepardUK
    May 10 '19 at 10:28
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    This procedure is terrible pedestrian and will be such a pain in the neck if the site you want to delete include hundred of sub-pages. People at Google: was so difficult to include a context menu item labeled "Forget this site"? One of many reasons why I run away from Chrome when I have the choice. Jul 14 '20 at 22:35
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    warning, this will not make chrome forget cached http 301 moved permanent links, even if you delete all pages related to that domain.
    – hanshenrik
    Mar 12 '21 at 2:17
  • See superuser.com/q/1166181/967119 to clear 301 moved permanently Chrome cache.
    – amolbk
    Aug 18 '21 at 8:44
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More precise in the urlbar (like shown here):

  • Mark all the text in the urlbar of the unpopular history entry using End and then Shift + Pos1
  • Then Shift + Delete

Tada!

If you work in the history and you have the extension Better History -> "Clear all from this site". This is pretty fast, if you have a lot of visits on the site.

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  • This is what I was looking for. It doesn't quite answer the original question, but it's a much simpler way to do what I was looking for. Thanks! Oct 29 '16 at 23:09
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    This, this, a thousand times this. On a Macbook you would do Fn+Shift+Backspace
    – qff
    Jan 10 '17 at 21:15
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You can clear your cache and cookies--maybe even clear your saved auto fill form data. In Chrome, do the following:

  1. Go to Tools > Clear Browsing Data...
  2. Under Obliterate the following items from:, change it to The beginning of time
  3. Place a check mark next to Empty the cache
  4. Place a check mark next to Delete cookies and other site plugin data
  5. Place a check mark next to Clear saved Autofill form data
  6. Click Clear browsing data
  7. Refresh the browser or revisit the page

This should make Chrome forget you were ever there.

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    That'll kill everything for every site, no? Isn't there a way to do a more surgically precise removal of the data just for that site?
    – ale
    Feb 15 '13 at 13:49
  • Yes I found it. YOU can simply click "Clear Browsing HIstory" and you can select from when (i.e. the past hour) Feb 15 '13 at 18:41
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    This will clear stuff for all websites and not for a single selected website.
    – Mario Awad
    Apr 24 '14 at 15:46

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