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Eg if I type 'firefox' the following comes up in a google search bar: Lens clean Dublin firefox

Eg if I type 'firefox' the following comes up in a google search bar: Lens clean Dublin firefox
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Seburo
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Hi

Yes, this is coming from your keyboard application trying to be helpful. The easiest way to clear this history is:

  • Open the Settings app (typically a cogwheel icon)
  • Open Applications
  • Find the keyboard application (the default Google one is call GBoard)
  • Select Clear Data

This resets the keyboard app completely.

I hope this helps.

Hi Yes, this is coming from your keyboard application trying to be helpful. The easiest way to clear this history is: * Open the '''Settings''' app (typically a cogwheel icon) * Open '''Applications''' * Find the keyboard application (the default Google one is call GBoard) * Select '''Clear Data''' This resets the keyboard app completely. I hope this helps.
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Thanks Seburo, unfortunately that didn't work

Thanks Seburo, unfortunately that didn't work
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jscher2000
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Hi, what do you mean by

Eg if I type 'firefox' the following comes up in a google search bar: Lens clean Dublin firefox

Is it a search history item? Those show up with a little clock face icon below the Firefox address/search bar at the top of the screen and work as a one-tap search button:

The only way I know to remove those is to clear all of your search and form history through the "Clear private data" feature. See: Clear your browsing history and other personal data on Firefox for Android.

Hi, what do you mean by <blockquote> Eg if I type 'firefox' the following comes up '''in a google search bar''': Lens clean Dublin firefox </blockquote> Is it a search history item? Those show up with a little clock face icon below the Firefox address/search bar at the top of the screen and work as a one-tap search button: <center><img src="https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/images/2019-07-27-15-15-53-04ac46.png" width="350"></center> The only way I know to remove those is to clear all of your search and form history through the "Clear private data" feature. See: [[Clear your browsing history and other personal data on Firefox for Android]].
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Thanks but that doesn't work either :( I'm convinced its a Firefox issues :(

Thanks but that doesn't work either :( I'm convinced its a Firefox issues :(
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markysparky said

Thanks but that doesn't work either :(

Is the example in my screenshot the same kind of thing you are seeing? Yours is a Firefox search history match?

I'm convinced its a Firefox issues :(

I was showing a screenshot of Firefox and giving you a support article for a menu command in Firefox, so I think we are in agreement on this. However,

menu button > Settings > Clear private data > check the box for Search History, uncheck the others > tap Clear Data

should take care of it.

''markysparky [[#answer-1240931|said]]'' <blockquote> Thanks but that doesn't work either :( </blockquote> Is the example in my screenshot the same kind of thing you are seeing? Yours is a Firefox search history match? <blockquote>I'm convinced its a Firefox issues :( </blockquote> I was showing a screenshot of Firefox and giving you a support article for a menu command in Firefox, so I think we are in agreement on this. However, menu button > Settings > Clear private data > ''check the box for'' Search History'', uncheck the others'' > ''tap'' Clear Data should take care of it.
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