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How to disable address bar search in Chromium

Red Squirrel

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I absolutely hate how most browsers are doing this crap now, where they try to do a search instead of actually going to the site you typed. Not all sites start with www. It's a pain having to type in the full http:// each time. In Firefox I have it disabled, but on the Raspberry Pi I use for the TV there is no package for firefox so I'm using the built in Chromium and I can't seem to find much when searching. Everything is for Chrome, but I don't see those options in Chromium.
 

Red Squirrel

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Basically yes, I want to disable that feature so that when I type something like "localdomain.local", it does not try to search for it, but actually goes to it without me having to put http:// in front. I found a workaround though, I created a custom search engine entry that just has %s as the query string and set that one as default. So when it goes to do a search it just goes to the url instead which is what I want.
 

manly

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I seldom type the URL's protocol into the Omnibox, and generally don't type search queries there either.

If you type example.com into the Omnibox, Chromium knows you aren't doing a search. I guess .local is treated differently somehow.
 

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