Stop Chrome omnibox from converting search terms to URLs

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Problem :

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?

Solution :

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.

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