Google search strings showing up in typed address bar



  • Since installing 1.12.955.38-1 (and the same with 1.12.955.42-1), google search field strings have been polluting my typed address bar history.

    It's showing the Google favicon, the letter y and whatever search terms were typed. Like "y whatever I last typed in the field at google"

    The formatting leads me to believe that this isn't something that's supposed to happen?

    At first I thought it was just a database conversion thing with the new version, but clearing it doesn't fix the behaviour. (it clears the address bar but next time I search at google.com they will get stored there)

    This occurs on both Linux and Windows platforms for me, hence "All platforms".

    The entries can be deleted by clicking the x beside them (thanks for that by the way! I love Vivaldi's address bar) but next time I use Google it will populate again.

    Is this a "bug" or something intentional that's just not displaying correctly? I don't supposed there's any way to turn off (even from the chrome:// end of things) that behaviour? I want my typed address bar history (I actually rely on that) but having a third party form submission like Google search showing up in my address bar makes that a pain in the ass.





  • Thank you Ian, I did look around (manually) but I guess I didn't go in those subforums.

    I just started to seriously think about that as a problem today (I've just been clicking to delete them), and have since noted that it doesn't happen EVERY time, it just seemed like it because when it does, there's a bunch of "y blah blah" entries in there.



  • Well, let's hope I'm not speaking prematurely, but this has not happened again since changing the browser's "Search Engine" (in the top right field beside address bar) to DuckDuckGo. I was thinking something other than google selected there might work around it. I don't actually use search engines in that manner anyway, I just go to a search engine (google.ca usually) when I want to search.

    That MIGHT be a workaround for anyone annoyed by this problem until it's fixed.

    Edit: Unfortunately, it just happened again for the first time since. I thought it was solved, because it was happening to me very frequently. It went for a week or so without.



  • @grogan Very glad to read you changed to DDG. As i read this thread i was constantly asking myself, "But why are they using !&^$# Google? Why would anyone still use such privacy-commoditising spyware these days?".



  • I use it because it works for me, and I don't need to wear any tinfoil hat.



  • @grogan

    Unfortunately, it just happened again for the first time since. I thought it was solved, because it was happening to me very frequently. It went for a week or so without.

    I guess it doesn't have anything to do with the "search provider" being Google. Again, these are google searches at google.ca, not address bar or browser search field searches.


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