All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.
I use Chrome as my default browser. This includes my browser for work.
We have a trac setup that uses folder paths (see example) for the different projects
I want the ability to manually sort the results that are displayed in the auto-complete.
Chrome displays auto-complete based on the usage history of a web address. Which means that a project that isn’t my main focus is displayed in the url instead of the one that I’ve been using more lately.
main.employertracsite.com/projects/allianceis the project that I’m not using all the time anymore and is showing up in auto-complete
main.employertracsite.com/projects/hordeis the project that I am using more often now and want to show up in the auto-complete
I don’t want to delete the alliance from my history, but I do want the ability to be able to manually adjust which project shows up in auto-complete. This will be more usable for me in the future because I’m constantly on different projects full-time and they each have their own area.
I also do not want to delete my history.
How to solve :
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Bookmark the URL you want rated higher. Bookmarks in Chrome’s Omnibox will be prefixed with a Star Icon and are rated higher than the ones marked with a History icon (the clock).
Brute Force Method – Sqlite3
You can manually edit the history file. It’s a sqlite3 file named "History".
c:/Users/<USER>/Application Data/Local/Google/Chrome/User Data/Default
The 2 main tables you’ll want to address are "urls" and "visits".
Please note the History file is locked when Chrome is running, and you’ll want to make a backup. I believe you need you can jack up the visit counter or alternatively delete the lower priority entry and then re-add it manually.
Embed the search engine built into the website and use a keyword within the "Managed Search Engine". Right clicking within most search boxes should list "Add as Search Engine…" in Chrome’s context menu.
Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂