Chrome, what it knows and can predict for you

Start Google Chrome (or any other Chromium-based browser, such as Microsoft Edge or Brave) and start typing in the address bar (called omnibar).

The browser will start showing you addresses. And not random addresses.

It's almost like he knows you.

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How does it work; How does the browser understand what to show you?

Well, there is a setting that allows you to take a look and get a taste of what is really going on.

To see what happens, type the following in the Google Chrome address bar and press enter:

chrome: // omnibox /

Note: This is different from other browsers that use Chromium as a base. For example, for Microsoft Edge: type edge: // omnibox / and for Brave brave: // omnibox /.

You will see a search box with many settings and options.

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Start typing in the box and various information will be displayed. Information that shows your history, search results and your bookmarks.

If you start typing a frequently visited URL, your browser will show you many more details, such as when you last visited it and how often you visit it.

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You will notice that your browser has a pretty good memory.

There is a lot of other information buried in Chrome and other browsers that use Chromium. To see all the internal links in the browser, type chrome: // chrome-urls /.

Many URLs on your screen contain more information about your habits.

For example, the internal address chrome: // media-engagement / will show you the top sites you visit while the address chrome: // predictors / shows you predictions for the sites you will most likely visit when you type one or more characters in omnibar.

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