Paging Jazz Shaw: Banish annoying or embarrassing autocomplete suggestions
— Zach Bornheimer (@zbornheimer) March 16, 2012
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Once upon a time, you visited a web site that you’re not exactly proud of. Let’s say the content of said web site rhymes with “corn”. And oops! You forgot to go incongnito beforehand. You’ve frantically deleted the site from your history once you realized your mistake, but from this point forward, every time you type in “po”, Chrome helpfully autocompletes the entire URL. THANKS CHROME!
If you have heard this story before (from a friend, right?), you may want to familiarize yourself with the handy Shift+Delete shortcut.
The short version: In both Chrome and Firefox, highlighting an autocomplete entry and pressing Shift+Delete removes said autocomplete entry from the address and search bars so you can avoid pesky or embarrassing autocompletes. And yes, this tip is handy even if you aren’t de-porning your browser.
“I don’t even own a pornograph!” ~Alf
From Fail Blog.