URL address autocomplete is extremely annoying



Brave 0.18.36
rev 7ab85e9
Muon 4.3.22
libchromiumcontent 61.0.3163.79
V8 6.1.534.32
Node.js 7.9.0
Update Channel dev
OS Platform macOS
OS Release 16.7.0
OS Architecture x64

Am I the only one who is constantly annoyed by this? I got to visit a website, like for example apple.stackexchange.com. But as I’m typing, it autofills with the full URL of whatever a recent page I visited on the site is. I do not want to visit some old URL, I just want to get to the homepage of the site! But the only way I can do that, is to actually type out apple.stackexchange.com at which point the rest of the URL disappears and I can get to the actual homepage.

This makes no sense to me and drives me nuts many times every day. Am I the only one?

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I agree. The autocomplete is too overzealous.

I’m not sure how Chrome does it, but they seem to get it right.

At a minimum, Brave should drop everything in the URL that is past the “?” or “#” characters.

The exception would be if the user has manually bookmarked a site: autocomplete should be able to completely fill in bookmarks, since the user has explicitly expressed intent here.



The issue is recognized by the team and the team is working on a solution, best


Fantastic, thanks for the update!