I’ve been looking for this for a while!
Chrome’s Omnibox is fantastic for a number of reasons, but sometimes it’s too helpful. For example, I recently moved my blog from n8henrie.posterous.com to my own domain n8henrie.com. But every time I want to check my page, I start typing n8henrie.com and Chrome autofills n8henrie.posterous.com. Very annoying, since normally I could just type a few characters and hit “enter” (it would autocomplete the rest correctly).
I’ve run into this problem a number of times with different sites, or for example when I’d like to go to one of my bookmarks (which the Omnibox conveniently indexes), but I have a bunch of sites that pop up instead.
- Start typing the URL in the Omnibar
- Use the up and down arrows to highlight the suggestion you’d like to get rid of
- On Mac, use the fn key (bottom left on my MBP) + shift + delete (I think shift + backspace on PC should work)
The site should disappear. Now I can just type “n8” in the Omnibox and n8henrie.com pops up. Nice!