In both Firefox and Chrome (latest versions) when I start typing an address of a website I have visited before, it shows a bunch of autocomplete entries.

If I want to delete a specific entry, in Firefox I can press up or down to select that particular entry, and press Shift+Fn+Delete and it's gone.

Somehow I remember this used to work in Chrome as well, and this is also what I find on various websites. But it doesn't work. At least not in my current version of Chrome (the latest).

How do I remove specific autocomplete entries from Chrome, other than just deleting the entire history altogether? (which I'd rather not do)

In case it's relevant, I'm running MacOS Mojave 10.14.6.

  • Why would it need Fn to make that work?
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Jan 3, 2020 at 15:12
  • @Tetsujin because that's how it works in Firefox, and that's also how many websites explain how it's supposed to work in Chrome as well. For what it's worth, of course I also tried without Fn, but just using ⇧+Delete doesn't work either.
    – RocketNuts
    Commented Jan 3, 2020 at 15:16
  • The only thing I can think that the Fn does is changes 'backspace' to 'forward delete' [which is usually only necessary if you have a short keyboard]
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Jan 3, 2020 at 15:24
  • On a Macintosh, type enough text to bring up the autofill entry you would like to remove and use the arrow keys to highlight the entry you would like to delete, then do fn+shift+delete and the entry will be deleted.
    – Udhy
    Commented Jan 3, 2020 at 15:32
  • Why don't you try apple.stackexchange.com/questions/122428 the suggestions for Safari, on chrome ? Open history, clear the troubling part up, not whole thing, open website data, clear the troubling part up. If it's suggestions, you might be out of luck.
    – anki
    Commented Jan 3, 2020 at 16:15

2 Answers 2


If you're seeing within Chrome that Shift+Fn+Delete isn't working, it may be that you have a bookmark for that link. You have to delete the bookmark to remove it from the suggestion list.


When you go into the Settings of Chrome, you will find a Auto-Fill chapter on the left menu bar. Click there and you can manage all your addresses, credit cards and passwords which are used for the autofill function.

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