How to disable search suggestions in your web browser

This tutorial will show you how to disable search suggestions in Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Brave, and Opera.

When you start typing a search term or a website in the address bar of your web browser, it will show various search suggestions. If you don't like these suggestions, you can turn them off.

UPDATE: Google has removed the option to turn off search suggestions in Google Chrome.

How to turn off search suggestions in Microsoft Edge

1. Open Microsoft Edge.

2. Click the menu button in the top right corner.

Microsoft Edge menu button

3. Click Settings.

Microsoft Edge settings

4. Click Privacy, search, and services in the left menu.

Open privacy, search, and services settings in Microsoft Edge

5. Scroll down and click Address bar and search located at the bottom of the settings page.

Microsoft Edge Address bar and search settings

6. Click Search suggestions and filters.

Edge Search suggestions and filters

7. Click the Show me search and site suggestions using my typed characters option or the toggle button next to it to turn it off.

8. Click the Show me suggestions from history, favorites and other data on this device using my typed characters option or the toggle button next to it to turn it off.

Disable search suggestions in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge will no longer show search suggestions when you type something in the address bar.

How to turn off search suggestions in Firefox

In Firefox, it will also show additional search suggestions in a “Firefox Suggest” section. And it can show sponsored suggestions.

1. Open Firefox.

2. Click the ☰ menu button in the top right corner.

Firefox menu button

3. Click Settings.

Firefox settings

4. Click Privacy & Security in the left menu.

Firefox privacy and security settings

5. Scroll down to the Address Bar section.

Firefox address bar settings

6. Uncheck all options (e.g., Browsing history, Bookmarks, Open tabs, Shortcuts, Search engines, etc.).

Disable Firefox search suggestions in the address bar

Firefox will no longer show search suggestions when you type something in the address bar.

How to turn off search suggestions in Brave

1. Open the Brave browser.

2. Click the ≡ menu button in the top right corner.

Brave browser menu button

3. Click Settings.

Open Brave browser settings

4. Click Appearance located in the left menu.

Appearance settings in Brave browser

5. Go to the Toolbar section.

6. Turn the Show autocomplete suggestions in address bar option off by clicking it or the toggle button next to it.

Disable search suggestions in Brave browser

The Brave browser will no longer show search suggestions when you type something in the address bar.

How to turn off search suggestions in Opera

1. Open the Opera browser.

2. Click the Opera logo in the top left corner.

Opera browser menu button

3. Click Settings.

Open settings in Opera browser

4. Scroll down to the bottom of the settings page and click Advanced settings.

Open advanced settings in Opera browser

5. Scroll down to Enhanced address bar and turn the Show suggestions before typing option off by clicking it or the toggle button next to it.

Disable search suggestions in Opera browser

Opera will no longer show search suggestions when you type something in the address bar.