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How to Turn On or Off Google Chrome Page Prediction in Windows

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Google Chrome has the page prediction settings below turned on by default to improve the speed of browsing, and make your overall experience better.
  • Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar or the app launcher search box: These suggestions are based on related web searches, your browsing history, and popular websites. If your default search engine provides a suggestion service, the browser might send the text you type in the address bar to the search engine.

  • Use a prediction service to load pages more quickly: Browsers use an IP address to load a webpage. When you visit a webpage, Chrome can look up the IP addresses of all the page's links and load the ones you might navigate to next. If you turn this setting on, websites and any embedded content that are pre-loaded may set and read their own cookies as if you had visited them, even if you don't.

While page prediction may be useful to some people, others may want to turn off page prediction for the following reasons:
  • Using Internet bandwidth preloading web pages that you may not open.
  • Could be a privacy issue since some anonymous data and statistics might be sent to the server to make this feature better and more reliable.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off page prediction in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.



Here's How:

1. Open Google Chrome.
2. Click/tap on the Customize and control Google Chrome (More) Name:  More.png
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If you like, you could also enter chrome://settings into the address bar and press Enter to open settings for Chrome.


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3. Click/tap on the Show advanced settings link at the bottom. (see screenshot below)

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4. Under Privacy settings, check (on) or uncheck (off) Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar or the app launcher search box and Use a prediction service to load pages more quickly for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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5. When finished, you can close the Settings tab if you like.



That's it,
Shawn