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Removing an annoying entry from autocomplete

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This article shows how to remove an unwanted URL bar autocomplete entry in Chrome and Firefox.

How often does this happen to you?

An unwanted autocomplete entry

You start typing one of your commonly used web sites only to have your browser autocomplete to something a URL you don’t want. It gets frustrating when you have to select the correct item over and over again.

There a little trick you can use in Chrome and Firefox to get around this annoyance:

  1. Start typing the URL
  2. Select the unwanted autocomplete entry
  3. Hit Shift + Delete to remove the entry from autocomplete

It shouldn’t bother you again.

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