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how do i stop omnibar from suggesting bookmarked addresses??

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how do i stop omnibar from suggesting bookmarked addresses?? maric535 2/27/10 1:31 AM
Google Chrome        4.0.249.89 (Official Build 38071)
Operating System:vista

somebody please tell me how to stop the omnibar from listing bookmarks as search suggestions.

it is very annoying when the most randomest things you have bookmarked are shoved into view every time want to search something.
i can't be the only bookmark hoarder who is having trouble with this.

thank you-->2010-03-01

*it's surprising that there's no disabling option as i expect this would cause privacy issues on shared computers.
i guess i'll have to live with it unless i clean out my bookmarks, which i cant be bothered doing.

Re: how do i stop omnibar from suggesting bookmarked addresses?? dwight.stegall 2/27/10 2:01 AM
options panel > under the hood tab > privacy > uncheck the top two check boxes that ask if you want to use suggestions
Re: how do i stop omnibar from suggesting bookmarked addresses?? dwight.stegall 2/27/10 2:04 AM
i'd sure hate to go back to no suggestion. that would be like driving with my eyes closed. :(
Re: how do i stop omnibar from suggesting bookmarked addresses?? maric535 2/27/10 6:16 PM
thanks for the reply,

i heve tried your suggestion, however it does not seem to do the trick
(eg. if i type "h" a whole list of green fonted bookmarks appears under the omnibar)

it has stopped giving me search suggestions, but my bookmarks are still suggested.
Re: how do i stop omnibar from suggesting bookmarked addresses?? alex 2/28/10 3:50 PM
Chrome's Omnibar has an heuristic algorithm that learns from your actions, so if you repeatedly type "h" and select the third suggestion from the browser history, it will increase its ranking. Bookmarks are supposed to be the most interesting pages from your browser history, so it's obvious that you'll find them in the list of suggestions. For now, there's no option to disable the suggestions from the browser history and your bookmarks.
Re: how do i stop omnibar from suggesting bookmarked addresses?? maric535 3/1/10 2:07 AM
i see the theory in that. but still, it should be optional. i guess google chrome are too in love with their omnibar's functions think that some people would rather not use parts of it. grr. - but i feel better now that i know whats going on.

thank you alex for your clear answer:)
Re: how do i stop omnibar from suggesting bookmarked addresses?? Yak59 3/12/10 12:56 PM
Hey maric535,

Try this: (found here: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=6501481bab1c67eb&hl=en )

1.        Go to your google Chrome icon and right click then hit properties.
2.        Click on the shortcut tab
3.        Where it says target, at the end of that line put a space and add “-omnibox-popup-count=1”  without the quote.

With the "Use a search suggestion..." unchecked and the target option in #3 above, the bookmark search isn't displayed (sort of like hiding the Awesome Bar in Firefox). Oh, and put the target option on the outside of the Chrome path on the target tab ("C:\[PATH ON YOUR COMPUTER]\chrome.exe" -omnibox-popup-count=1).

Until (or unless) turning off the Omnibar is an option, this works.
Re: how do i stop omnibar from suggesting bookmarked addresses?? gravitonxd 5/24/10 9:34 PM
At last -omnibox-popup-count=1 saved me. Google must provide options for the use to choose to have it or not. While chrome browser is good , it lacks a lot in customisation. The chrome browser on our machine works according to google's wish not to users wish. We hope to see user getting more options to control how the browser functions (atleast things like omnibar for eg)
Re: how do i stop omnibar from suggesting bookmarked addresses?? Ruben Tan 4/12/11 10:07 PM
This is bull. I used to be able to type youtube.com, press tab, then type in a query to have it search youtube automatically. Now, after a few versions later, it keep on bringing back my history links and bookmarked links instead of going to the default command. I used to be able to do exactly what I want 100% of the time and now 8 out of 10 times I am brought to the wrong website.

Heuristics? More like bullshit upgrade that nobody needs.
Re: how do i stop omnibar from suggesting bookmarked addresses?? Andrew Bond 8/27/11 10:09 AM
If you want to be able to choose which sources are included (to exclude bookmarks, etc.) when typing, there is a Chrome extension, Fauxbar, that offers this. Fauxbar also offers page title matching, mid-URL matching, etc. Because Fauxbar is an extension, it isn't as tightly integrated into Chrome as the built-in Chrome omnibox, but Fauxbar is full-featured.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hibkhcnpkakjniplpfblaoikiggkopka