In settings, under “Appearance”, there are four options. I have these three ticked:
I am therefore confused as to why some suggestions come up. All I want is for suggestions to come up for those three items, i.e. only sites I have visited before or know/use.
I just opened a new tab and typed ig
I got suggestion for craigslist and all sorts of others, with the one i wanted at the bottom of the list (As it’s bookmarked).
How do i remove all those intermediate suggestions? I don’t want any search suggestions based on ‘what other people do online’. I want only my own stuff to be suggested. I thought my settings should achieve that but apparently not.
Any advice appreciated. thanks
Maybe I didn’t explain it well enough. It’s showing me stuff like CraigsList, that shouldn’t exist anywhere, i have never visited it in my life. Its suggesting all sorts of other stuff. They look like web suggestions, i shouldn’t have those since i only ticked top sites, browsing history and bookmarkes, none of those should bring up search engine suggestions. Besides, I unticked them all and it still does it, the only way i can stop it happening is if i untick “show autocomplete suggestions in address bar”, and that then shows nothing, so i can’t get bookmarkes/topsites/browsinghistory suggestions WITHOUT those web suggestions which are useless and annoying!
I think they need to edit the settings layout so the web/search suggestinos can be off while the bookmarks and history suggestions stay on.
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So testing on my end, I was also able to see sites like craigslist.org appear when I would type in “li” or “st” into the search bar when I set DDG as my default search engine. However, after disabling everything under the Show autocomplete suggestions option (Settings --> Appearance), I now see nothing:
I turned them back on and now I see the following:
Interestingly enough, it appears that Top sites is the specific setting here that is causing these additional options to appear. Can you please try disabling the Top sites option (shown below) while leaving the other [desired] options on and test to see if you get similar results?
You’ve cracked the code! Thank you, yes you’re right.
Your first point - yes I tried that but obviously i dont want to see no suggestions, just not the web ones.
Second point - yes, i turned off top sites, and now i don’t get the craigslist etc (web suggestions).
That looks like a ‘fix’, certainly fixes my issue. Obviously I won’t see my “Top Sites” but since I don’t think i use that and not really even sure what they are, that’s plenty good enough for me!
Thanks again, DAMN I LOVE Brave, it’s such a great browser
I sure will, now
I spent 3 hours today moving 2 friends over to Brave and showing them around, setting up shields etc. I freakin love it, and no virtue signalling shite like FF keeps showing down my throat, awesome!
Hi again, just wanted to follow up on this as I think Brave is superb but one major improvement I think could be made here. Hard to explain but I will try…
When I used Firefox (for many years until recently dumping it for Brave), here’s how my browsing goes if I, say, want to open a new tab and go to Amazon to log in…
Cmd-T for a new tab (I am on Mac)
Type “Amaz” and hit ENTER.
Boom, I am on Amazon.com
But on Brave, I have to insert an extra step:
Cmd-T for a new tab
Look at what comes up, then use cursor or mouse to select my BOOKMARKED Amazon.com, then hit ENTER.
Browsers are the same in terms of bookmarks and history. It seems that Firefox would PRIORITIZE the bookmark so i can just hit enter, as it’s a common site I go to (this applies to hundreds of sites I use regularly, Amazon I actually don’t but still applies :D)
Whereas Brave seems to prioritize the DuckDuckGo search instead, so the ENTER button defaults to a search instead of the bookmarked commonly visited site.
Any chance this could be looked at and maybe changed? It really slows down my workflow, and using the web 12 hours a day 7 days a week (research and web design work) really shows it to be a much bigger pain than it probably sounds.
If not, maybe muscle memory will take over in a few years
You can go to your search settings in the brave menu and change the keywords for the search engines.
Currently, Brave defaults to :a in the address bar, then add your search query. So, for example, you wanted to look for men’s shoes, you could type in :a mens shoes and when you hit Enter, you’ll search for men’s shoes on Amazon’s site.
As you can see, identical behaviour from me produces two different results. I want it how Firefox does it.
If I now hit enter, Firefox will open Amazon.co.uk in my browser, but Brave will do a search, which is surprisingingly annoying and inefficient!
Both browsers have identical search history and bookmarks, but Brave defaults to a SEARCH, while making me use cursor/mouse to select the actual site i am trying to visit. Whereas Firefox defaults to the bookmarked site, with search option second priority. That makes more sense to me since I have already got a bookmark saved, so that’s probably what I want before a DDG search!
Hope this explains it better. Grateful if one of the browser experts/devs could tell me if I can somehow adjust this behaviour myself or if it’s just how Brave works and can’t be changed.