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address bar autocompletes to depreciated url; how to stop?
I recently was forced to change the address of my blog from "universalism.com.au" to "universalism-au.com" (due to silly legal requirements introduced a few months back about requiring an ABN if you want to use the .au suffix).
"universalism.com.au" is now a dead link, but when I start typing "uni..." in the address bar, it always autocompletes to this old and depreciated url rather than my new one. I would like to be able to type "uni..." and have it autocomplete to the new address, "universalism-au.com"
I have cleared what seems relevant from my browsing history, but no luck. Is this perhaps being caused by my default search engine (duckduckgo) recommending the wrong address?
I have attached a screenshot if this helps.
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Try finding the deprecated url in history (ctl+shft+h), right-click and select "Forget About This Site".
Modified by Terry
the url is nowhere to be found in my history so i am unable to right click on it
You can use these steps to remove saved items from an autocomplete drop-down list.
- click the (empty) input field on the webpage to open the drop-down list
- highlight an entry in the drop-down list with cursor Down key
do not click the mouse or press the Enter key
- press "Delete" or "Shift+Delete" to delete the highlighted entry
Note that hovering with the mouse doesn't work.
cor-el: this solution doesn't work. The universalism.com.au only disappears temporarily, and then returns as i resume typing
Only history items can be removed this way.
Does that item in the drop-down list has a pin icon or a star attached ?
- items with a pin icon are items pinned to a tile on the Firefox Home page (about:newtab, about:home)
- items with a star are bookmarked
cor-el - the url is neither pinned nor starred
Press Ctrl+B or Ctrl+Shift+O. Search for URL. Remove or change results.
Modified by Franz_von_Suppe
Franz, this hasn't solved the problem. I have no bookmarks. typing "uni" still autocompletes to the defunct url
Do you have a history item for this URL, so you can use "Forget About This Site" via the right-click context menu ?