Hello @Debagnik, thank you for reaching us out. Have you tried deleting cookies and cache recently? Do you use extensions? If so, might be some of them is interfering on the search bar functionality. Hope it helps. Regards.
Hello again @Debagnik, I just saw your reply is hidden for any reason. In case you are using some extensions try removing some of them or one by one to see which one might be causing the issue. Also you can try in a private window or creating a new profile. Let us know if the issue persists. Regards.
I am having the same issue. This is really bad for a Browser who promotes itself as the best option for privacy and security.
And it is even worse, if you press “Shift Delete” while on top of the suggestion the normal behavior is to delete. But it will eventually come back. Really really bad.
I assume there is somewhere a cache of the “Browsing History” inside of Brave. Because I even went to google itself and deleted those suggestions and now they do not show up anymore in Google but the continue showing up in the address bar.
Sorry for the late reply,
Yes this is still an issue for me
Please note that I had previously mentioned this is not an issue on my other machines, But now I am checking on my different devices this issue exists there as well, as far as I remember this didn’t use to happen.
Troubleshooting steps I did:
Clear browsing data, caches
Using bing and brave as the default search engine
Removing extensions didn’t make much of a difference
the search bar was empty at first but started suggesting previous searches as I started using more and more.
I am yet to observe enough differences to make a conclusion after the search engine change, I will keep you posted.
A small follow-up, In a windows VM I installed Brave from scratch. Then I used it for 2-3 weeks Settings > appearance > “Show autocomplete suggestions in the address bar” options and Settings > privacy and security > “Auto-complete searches and URLs” are turned off and the default search engine is Bing.
I observed a similar result as the above. I am opening this as an issue on the Brave desktop browser github repo
follow these steps:-
Show autocomplete suggestions in address bar
turn it on
uncheck all boxes
( I had 3 of em 1) top sites, 2) browsing history, 3) bookmarks )
you can uncheck only histroy one if you want
The Shift + Del option does work and should remove the entry entirely.
Appreciate the thorough testing. That said, this certainly should be working and testing on my end, I do see the desired results:
To confirm, have you updated the browser to the latest build since posting this originally? I’m not convinced that will completely resolve the issue but just wanting to make sure here. I’ve reached out to the team for more information as, again, this should be working as shown on my end.
@Mattches This seems to be happening to me in all my systems the Video I am attaching shows that even toggling the option for settings>appearance>“Show autocomplete suggestions in the address bar” didn’t make any difference,
I also tried working on the suggestion @unknownfellow1 made but that didn’t work either.
PS: This is still not the latest version.
Comment: @Mattches After reviewing your video I observed that. You are not getting any suggestions when typing something on the address bar, which is expected, this is working fine on my end. I am asking for suggestions that are
appearing when I select/activate the address bar and do not type anything inside that. I hope my issue will be clearer in the video I am attaching.
while the auto suggestions are turned off the suggestions are only populated with recently searched items terms (Like if I searched a java error code it was visible but I used box directly using box.com those were not showing)
When the auto suggestions are turned on the suggestions are populated with the recent URLs and the recent searches (Like box.com in my case).
the previous observation that I made that typing something on the address bar doesn’t show any suggestion stands invalid in this version.
I expect nothing to show up in the suggestions when either activating the address bar or typing something.
could you kindly, describe your issue/steps to reproduce and upload a screenshot/screen recording of that Issue? I tried to simulate the issue with the limited info I got from your replies. but I couldn’t reproduce that and as I mentioned earlier the issue with the search suggestion was fixed in a newer (build v1.50) please visit Issue #29461 to get more insights on this. If you still have that issue you are free to reopen that issue
Sure, you type any letter, let’s say '“r” then you will have a list of suggestions, you then use the arrow keys and go down to any of the suggestions coming from “Browsing History” and you press shift-delete. The suggestion is indeed deleted.
Now you go back to the address bar and delete what you type and you type any other letter that is not “r”, lets say you type the “t”. You will see all the suggestions for “t”. Now you delete everything again from the address bar and you type again the “r”. You will see now that what you deleted before is back.
I’ve tried going to www.google.com and typing the “r” there and deleting the suggestions. They will never show up again when using google. But when using Brave those suggestions are there and I can’t get rid of them.
As @Debagnik mentions, there should be a fix coming to help with this issue.
That said, using the instructions you listed above, I do not see the same behavior. Observe the video and process below:
On a fresh profile, I’ve performed two searches (one for Brave and one for Magic the gathering
I return to the search bar and type m — the search suggestion pulled from my history shows the Magic the gathering suggestion. I click the x next to the suggestion (performs the same operation as using the Shift + Delete method).
Return to the search bar again and type b — search suggestion for Brave shows up. I click the x there too.
Return to the search bar again and try both letters again — nether of those terms are suggested again.