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address bar dropdown arrow and menu of sites gone with recent update of firefox

"question: says it all. I have gone to "Options' and checked all the boxes and still I get only an abbreviated list of sites that I visit or have visited and this does no… (read more)

"question: says it all. I have gone to "Options' and checked all the boxes and still I get only an abbreviated list of sites that I visit or have visited and this does not change with time. I have been using Firefox for years and this has never happened after an upgrade. For instance every time i want to go to my Hotmail account, I have to type in the URL in the address bar where as I used to be able to hit the drop down arrow in the address bar, a menu would drop down and i could click on Hotmail or Bank of America, etc and be taken to the site.

Asked by casale 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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How to stop the address bar from getting large and hiding parts of my favorites

I do not care for how the address bar swells in size. I find it annoying and not useful as I use a separate search bar which is the ONLY reason I use Firefox instead of … (read more)

I do not care for how the address bar swells in size. I find it annoying and not useful as I use a separate search bar which is the ONLY reason I use Firefox instead of Chrome. Please tell me how to revert back to the previous was this worked. This is one new feature that I find annoying as it hides part of the items underneath it.

Asked by cjancola 3 months ago

Answered by McCoy 3 months ago

Disable the new address bar features in Firefox 77

Hi, I had applied the settings to disable the new urlbar features, but as of version 77 these no longer work. I absolutely hate this change; it does nothing useful, it in… (read more)

Hi,

I had applied the settings to disable the new urlbar features, but as of version 77 these no longer work.

I absolutely hate this change; it does nothing useful, it interferes with viewing the page, and it very much feels to me like change for the sake of change.

If someone can pass this on to whoever makes these unilateral decisions :

Don't make changes to the user interface that are not optional. How do they not understand that changing the UI for hundreds of millions of people is not a good idea?

So my question is, how do I disable the new urlbar "features" and return to a plain static one?

Asked by Deirdre Young 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Every time I start firefox the address bar pops out and asks if I want to search or enter address How do I stop this crap?

Starting Firefox the address bar pops out and asks if I want to search or enter an address. How do I stop it? I have looked everywhere toggled everything and this will … (read more)

Starting Firefox the address bar pops out and asks if I want to search or enter an address. How do I stop it? I have looked everywhere toggled everything and this will not stop. I just want it t stop, please can some one tell me how to put an end to this garbage?

Asked by mrbeta 3 months ago

Answered by Yinmin 3 months ago

How do I switch this useless searching feature off?

I don't know where to even start, but how do I turn this annoying feature off? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/search-firefox-address-bar?as=u&utm_source=inprodu… (read more)

I don't know where to even start, but how do I turn this annoying feature off?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/search-firefox-address-bar?as=u&utm_source=inproduct

I have gone through and clicked a never ending amount of pages and I still cannot find an answer.

I don't want a never ending drop down menu it's annoying and distracting as well as pointless, since it is easy enough to do in the background, I don't need it constantly on in the foreground. There is enough constant garbage to have to sort through, I don't need more garbage added to the visual pile of steaming crap. KISS applies.

Yes I am not happy about it..

Thanks in advance.

Asked by SHempsey 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

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How can I enable back the dropdown in address bar?

So my Firefox Developer edition just got updated to the version 74.0b2 and I got this brand new address/search bar. One of the things that it used to have before it had b… (read more)

So my Firefox Developer edition just got updated to the version 74.0b2 and I got this brand new address/search bar. One of the things that it used to have before it had been updated was a simple arrow-down button that, when clicked, showed the most visited sites. Now, after the update, this button is gone (pic related). This makes my experience with Firefox *extremely* worse, because now I don't have a quick access to open one of my most visited sites inside the current tab without starting typing their addresses. Is there any option to bring that feature back? Is removal of this button an already-made design choice for Firefox that will stay with us for the next versions?

Asked by AWKjrh32r1 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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The new update makes the address bar larger when it has focus. How do I turn this off???

Every UI update, there's something that makes me enjoy Firefox less and less and it becomes more and more difficult to make it something I feel is reasonable. Having the … (read more)

Every UI update, there's something that makes me enjoy Firefox less and less and it becomes more and more difficult to make it something I feel is reasonable. Having the address bar suddenly take up more of the UI is bad design and not only irks me on a design level but it just doesn't need to be that large. I *know* it has focus because I did it deliberately.

So how do I turn this "feature" off?

Asked by dhicks34 5 months ago

Answered by Danny Colin 5 months ago

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Revert FF75 search bar

I've changed the settings found in this thread to remove the suggestions: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1283813 I also want to revert the stupid focus effec… (read more)

I've changed the settings found in this thread to remove the suggestions: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1283813

I also want to revert the stupid focus effect on the search bar. This is a classic case of "don't fix what isn't broken". I'd love to know if the people making these decisions at Mozilla actually use their product. From my experience in large orgs with product owners, I'd bet my entire paycheck that they don't.

Asked by daxter 3 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 3 months ago

Firefox MegaBar

I don't like the megabar, and I have looked around to see if there are any fixes for the most recent Firefox 77 update that forces that user to have it (like at least one… (read more)

I don't like the megabar, and I have looked around to see if there are any fixes for the most recent Firefox 77 update that forces that user to have it (like at least one other update, it just assumes that people like it). I have tried using the userChrome.css file, but that didn't work. I have also tried going into about:config, which also didn't work. Is there any possible way to say 'I never want to see this megabar again in my life'? Or a way to tell the devs that it should NOT be a default option on new updates? Or a way to turn it off that will always be around, unlike the about:config deal? Any help would be great. I attached an image of the megabar.

Asked by cdr5of8 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

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How do I disable the englarged address bar when I focus on it?

As of Firefox 75, the address bar plumps out in an "enlarged" state. This is a new feature of Firefox 75, announced here: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/04/07/latest-… (read more)

As of Firefox 75, the address bar plumps out in an "enlarged" state. This is a new feature of Firefox 75, announced here: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/04/07/latest-firefox-updates-address-bar-making-search-easier-than-ever/

I'm wondering: how can I revert this back to how it was? I don't want it to plump out since it partly covers up the surrounding UI elements. I have a muscle memory for sometimes minimizing this bar with Escape, then clicking one of my bookmarks or one of the UI elements. I haven't had an issue seeing the address bar before, so this new feature is a detriment to me.

Thank you

Asked by Me 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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How can I turn off the new (and really irritating) url textbox popout feature/styling ?

This is not the same as the https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1270094 - "how do i turn off the popup urlbar in the latest nightly build? Question and the soln… (read more)

This is not the same as the https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1270094 - "how do i turn off the popup urlbar in the latest nightly build? Question and the soln to that Q: set browser.urlbar.megabar preference to false has no effect on what I'm seeing ( or rather, being stabbed in the eyes with ) - the search bar url text box now becomes a popup window in its own right.

Asked by Bob 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

how do i turn off the popup urlbar in the latest nightly build? (77.0a1 09/04/2020)

Again asking for help to turn off the popup urlbar "pic related",I have asked the same question back then in Nightly version 75.0a1 when this (irritating) feature was int… (read more)

Again asking for help to turn off the popup urlbar "pic related",I have asked the same question back then in Nightly version 75.0a1 when this (irritating) feature was introduced and I tried the same steps but setting "browser.urlbar.update1" to "false" doesn't work.

is this permanent? if so why? if I wanted a bulky UI I would just use the Touch Mode or the Normal Mode, at least give us the option to turn it off/on, my problem with this is 1- it ruins the Perfect aesthetic of the UI and make FF looks like Quasimodo (just saying FF has the best UI out there) 2- it overlaps with other elements of the Compact UI like the bookmarks toolbar making it irritating as a "Jack Russell terrier"

and do me please a favor Don't ruin the compact UI

Asked by CypherSoc 3 months ago

Last reply by dodav22008 1 month ago

FIREFOX 75 UPDATE: How to change internet address bar dropdown to display most visited sites?

How to change the browser.urlbar.maxRichResults in about:config to display more recently viewed websites in the drop-down list in the address bar after Firefox 75 update?… (read more)

How to change the browser.urlbar.maxRichResults in about:config to display more recently viewed websites in the drop-down list in the address bar after Firefox 75 update? I only see 6 results when I had it set to about 20 before.

I have gone to browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus and changed that setting to False thinking that would help but all that has done is eliminated the entire drop-down list altogether when the address bar is clicked.

I checked my browsing privacy options in the settings menu within Firefox and it appears everything remains exactly as before, prior to update. Maybe there is some special combo of settings and about:config options that can bring the drop-down menu back that I enjoyed so much prior to update version 75.

Any recommendations?

Asked by Lucardy 3 months ago

Last reply by Lucardy 3 weeks ago

expanding URL bar

i have tried every about:config option there is on google and i still can't disable the expanding URL bar (where once you've entered a asearch, heading back to the bar ex… (read more)

i have tried every about:config option there is on google and i still can't disable the expanding URL bar (where once you've entered a asearch, heading back to the bar expands a menu on the right side with a privacy icon, a drop down menu, a pocket icon, and the bookmark icon). very irritating.

i have seen options regarding the userChrome file but i'm inexperienced and probably messing something up.

any help would be much appreciated.

Asked by jim luther 2 months ago

Last reply by mckendrick 1 month ago

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How to eliminate website suggestions from address bar.

The latest update of Firefox includes an incredibly annoying "feature". Clicking in the address bar brings up a drop-down list of sites: youtube, facebook, reddit, wikipe… (read more)

The latest update of Firefox includes an incredibly annoying "feature". Clicking in the address bar brings up a drop-down list of sites: youtube, facebook, reddit, wikipedia, twitter. This is distracting and I don't like Firefox shilling for these other sites. How do I get rid of these?

Asked by Mike 3 months ago

Answered by McCoy 3 months ago