We’ve covered Chrome Omnibox displayed recent searches first instead of most visited sites, the issue is still present in Chrome 75 and 76 versions and can be resolved by disabling Google Drive document suggestions in Omnibox. Do note this is a workaround, today, Chromium team member apologized for this and said the issue would be addressed, he suggests users to restart Chrome browser to see address bar to autofill most visited URLs like before.
A month back, Chrome users started noticing that the address bar is autofilling the recent search queries instead of the most visited search terms from the browser history.
For instance, if you’ve visited YouTube.com most often, entering ‘Y’ should fill youtube.com, instead, Omnibox displays recent search performed on that first.
This comment made by an affected user in bug thread reveals Omnibox is not working correctly, it is not taking search term’s high relevance score into account for autocompletion:
“If I type ‘g’ it should auto complete” google.com” and I can Press enter, But it was autocompleting a recent search term instead. Looking at chrome://omnibox, when it happens Google.com has a relevance of 1413 and search term, has 1399, yet the search term appears the top of the list”.
Most users not seen the issue when they disabled Omnibox Google Drive Document Suggestions flag, the issue persists if the flag is set to “Enabled” or “Default”.
Chromium employee in the bug thread said “the problem should now be addressed. If you restart Chrome, you should start seeing your most visited sites/URLs as default again”.
There you go, restarting Chrome browser is all you need to do. For this, close Chrome browser and relaunch it using shortcut available on desktop, that should fix the issue. If you’ve disabled drive document suggestion flag before, reset it to the default state.