Ah-ha thankyoufor getting to the bottom of this mate. Good work.
First time I’ve heard the term “omnibox!” Making me feel old now, browsers are getting a bit silly with all this integration. One reason I always used to use IE was that it was just so simple! Since Brave still doesn’t have a Menu Bar, I only switched cause everything stopped working well with IE as soon as it went out of official support.
What really gets me with this problem is it showing EVERYTHING you’ve typed into google, no-matter whether it was directly into the “Omnibox” or Google’s search directly on it’s web page. Increasingly dodgy is that I have all search history storage etc in Google itself turned off! So where is this data coming from?
Brave as a Privacy Browser really needs to address this one. The fact it only appears on the New Tab page says to me that this is unintended.
Happy someone else has been able to reproduce it. Any way to flag it to the devs?
However I just re-made the 2nd profile, ensured the autocomplete was set to off, and just told it to clear browsing data on exit, and open new tab page rather than continuing where left off. The Search data (even that typed directly into Google.Com rather than the “Omnibox”) was retained in the drop-down on the New Tab. This is despite not being signed into Google on that profile!
I’m presuming Brave itself must be tracking ALL Google Searches and retaining that data, and displaying it only on the New Tab page for some reason (likely unintended). Hopefully they implement the option that Caldercay mentioned that should fully disable it.
Btw justsomeone1, when you say Google doesn’t do it for you, WHICH google are you using, and what’s your search URL string? I posted mine above.