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Chrome: How do I remove a single address from history?

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  1. OM2

    OM2 Thread Starter

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    Can someone tell me how I can remove a single address visited from history

    The ONLY way is to clear settings - but what if I don't want to do that

    Let's say I was trying to visit www.techguy.com
    And instead I typed www.techgur.com
    Whether or not the wrong address had a valid link doesn't matter - the damn address stays in browser history
    I'll find myself visiting the wrong address again and again and again! :(

    I'll type the first few letters and will of course get the suggestions - from which I naturally choose the first one without looking
    But even if I pay attention, it's annoying having the damn wrong address just popping up again!

    Thanks


    OM
     
  2. zbd21

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    I don't know for sure, but you can try:

    (1) Its ctrl +shift +delete its nothing but clearing your cookies, browsing history, etc. Make sure that you clear all the time option

    (2) You can disable Instant altogether.

    If you go to Tools (wrench icon): History and look at all of your history and scroll down
    When you find the offending entry hover the mouse to the left of the title, and a checkbox will appear. Click to check as many of the entries as you like, click the Remove Selected Items. Perhaps the SHift-Delete instruction was in reference to this?

    According to Google, the information should drop off in time

    "If Google is your default search engine, it logs the information it receives to help improve the prediction service and the information is deleted within two weeks. However, if you use Chrome Instant, your data can be kept up to two weeks before it's deleted. Learn more about Chrome Instant logging policies.
    So if you disable it for 2 weeks, then the offending entries should expire.
     
  3. OM2

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    oh no, that sounds too painful! :)
    i need the prediction. couldn't live without it

    the other browsers have the same frustration
    i don't understand why they have the same characteristic - erase all or nothing

    i wonder if some kind person has written a plugin?
    or a second best would be something that stores website addreses that u want to remember - so even when cache and other settings are cleared, these still remain - that would be pretty good
     
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    For History: To the right of the entry you want to delete there's an arrow that points down, click on that and you get an option to delete that entry.

    Chrome actually has an option to specify what to delete based on the age of the entries, it asks when you go to clear it; it can do the last hour, day, week, month, or everything.
     
  5. OM2

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    i don't see an arrow
    can u send a screenshot?
    thanks
     
  6. Triple6

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    See here
     

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    @triple6, u are awesome!!
    thanks for that

    what would be better is if there was an option to remove from the address bar as u type
    but i can live with this solution!

    pesky damn problem: if i type a wrong address in, then my isp takes me to a page of their own saying that the address couldn't be found - and the address is changed!!
    i'd rather just have a page that says not found - and then i can just correct the mistake in the address bar
     
  8. Triple6

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    That's easy to delete too, in your address bar start typing the name of the thing you want to delete, then use the down arrow key to go to the entry, now press SHIFT and DELETE at the same time and it will get deleted.
     
  9. OM2

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    @triple6, i've tried shift delete
    maybe i'm doing something wrong, but this definitely didn't work - in the same way as it did for forms
    are u 100% sure about that?
    in the past i've tried that many times
    thanks
     
  10. Triple6

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    Works for me, it's SHIFT+DEL(not backspace but DEL)
     
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