Almost as embarrassing as having someone read your browsing history, autocomplete suggestions in modern web browsers can be just as painful.
Lifehacker posted an awesome tip to a question I’ve been struggling to figure out for awhile now (innocent reasons, I swear): how the hell do I stop my web browser from displaying my past web-surfing exploits every time I type something in my address bar?
Shift + Delete
So, whenever you start typing the offending letters of a particular website in your address bar, just highlight the autocomplete entry from the dropdown, and press Shift + Delete.
On Macs, it requires you to press Shift + Fn + Delete.
On Windows, try Shift + Backspace.
One more thing…this won’t work for websites you’ve favorited/bookmarked.
Anyhow, hope you find this tip useful! This won’t stop the CIA from uncovering your darkest secrets, but it will stop an unsuspecting friend using your computer from discovering that you have an affinity for cats.