for the most time I am searching the internet via Chrome’s omnibox. However, wehen entering single words it converts that search term to an URL and sends me to that webpage. Is there a way to turn this off?
Start your query with a question mark. As soon as you type it, omnibar will enter ‘search mode’ and will stop interpreting queries as URLs.
There’s also a keyboard shortcut to do this: Ctrl+K.