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Unable to delete search box history

  • Windows 10

    58.0.3135.53

    In recent updates, the ability remove search box history has now disappeared. Meaning the little x next to each search term is gone. Now I have an annoying list of terms to greet me everytime I click on on a search box on any website.

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    What's worse is that some search boxes will bring up search terms from search boxes on other websites I've visited. I've searched 'commandos' in Steam, 'Patents' in Google, and 'search history' in Opera Forums.

    EVERY search box, on every page, on every website, will show it's own partial list of search term history. How is this possible? Where is this history kept in Opera directories? Why does Opera selectively show search history?

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    SOME search terms appear from YEARS ago, even if all browser history is cleared. Seriously, in what file(s) is this data bank of search terms located in the Opera directories? (sounds like it's in somewhere related to Profiles if it's persistent across Opera versions and builds).

    Can we please get an option to delete search box histories in the Clear Browsing History section?

    Thank You.

  • I have the same problem. What I had to do is download this extension to delete the search history. Form History Control from the Chrome store. To be able to get it you need this extension Install Chrome Extensions. I use the extension to keep what I want and delete what I don't.

    You can also Set the "chrome://flags/#enable-autofill-native-dropdown-views" flag to disabled. That will stop the search history from being saved.

  • Install 2 extensions or toggle a flag to get rid of it? 😕
    I'm not sure I would consider that a long term solution for me, but I appreciate the input. Thanks.

  • This is very strange update. i hate Version:58.0.3135.53.