1. Tekk nj's Avatar
    I've been trying to disable the search history in the browser. However, no matter what setting I configure that looks to disable history and search collection in the browser. The settings won't take effect. When I reopen Chrome and type in the search box, all previously entered search will display again. How can I get this setting to work?
    04-01-2017 06:16 PM
  2. irvine752's Avatar
    I've been trying to disable the search history in the browser. However, no matter what setting I configure that looks to disable history and search collection in the browser. The settings won't take effect. When I reopen Chrome and type in the search box, all previously entered search will display again. How can I get this setting to work?
    Besides disabling....did you try wiping out the the browser history & cache first?
    04-01-2017 07:49 PM
  3. Tekk nj's Avatar
    Yes. That's how I know its not working. I clear the history first and close the browser. I then start a new session search for something and browse around to a few URLs. When I go to settings > history, all the history is listed. When I enter the first character into the search box, all previous searches are displayed. I have disabled the suggestion service setting and the web & activity settings. But nothing seems to stop the data from being captured by Chrome.
    04-01-2017 09:17 PM
  4. SupraLB's Avatar
    You can always open an incognito window from Chrome that won't store anything. If you want a more permanent solution, you need another browser.
    04-01-2017 09:32 PM
  5. irvine752's Avatar
    Yes. That's how I know its not working. I clear the history first and close the browser. I then start a new session search for something and browse around to a few URLs. When I go to settings > history, all the history is listed. When I enter the first character into the search box, all previous searches are displayed. I have disabled the suggestion service setting and the web & activity settings. But nothing seems to stop the data from being captured by Chrome.
    You could try incognito like what poster above mentioned...It shouldn't record anything in your history. The Clear Data option below only clears your current or previous session history. It doesn't stop recording more history the next time you bring up the browser for another session. Just for fun, what dirty secrets are you trying to hide?
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    04-01-2017 09:39 PM
  6. scottbeamer's Avatar
    I've been trying to disable the search history in the browser. However, no matter what setting I configure that looks to disable history and search collection in the browser. The settings won't take effect. When I reopen Chrome and type in the search box, all previously entered search will display again. How can I get this setting to work?
    Keep your wife off your phone.
    sswitzer likes this.
    04-01-2017 11:01 PM
  7. sswitzer's Avatar
    Maybe poke around your Google settings, rather than Chrome. Settings ... Google Services.
    04-01-2017 11:18 PM
  8. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Maybe poke around your Google settings, rather than Chrome. Settings ... Google Services.
    That's what I'm thinking. Also check settings in your account via the Google home page for additional settings that may help address this.
    sswitzer likes this.
    04-02-2017 05:35 AM

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