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Firefox v77 enlarging URL bar

In v76, I was able to stop the URL bar from enlarging by setting browser.urlbar.update1 to false in about:config. In v77, this enlarging URL bar behavior seems permanent.… (read more)

In v76, I was able to stop the URL bar from enlarging by setting browser.urlbar.update1 to false in about:config. In v77, this enlarging URL bar behavior seems permanent. I find this behavior annoying and unnecessary for me. Actually, I think this is just plain dumb. The text does not enlarge, just the URL box. Is there a way that I may be able to disable this behavior, thank you.

Asked by Dad1966 2 months ago

Answered by Dad1966 2 months ago

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Address bar changes?

So with this most recent update for Firefox, the nature of my address bar has changed significantly and I am NOT a fan. I'm a creature of habit and like to have the sites… (read more)

So with this most recent update for Firefox, the nature of my address bar has changed significantly and I am NOT a fan. I'm a creature of habit and like to have the sites I visit frequently on my address bar drop down for me to click on the fly. These mainly are comics I read and a couple other things. These, however, are now gone and replaced with my "top sites", none of which are the pages I frequently visit.

The new help pages are useless. I understand the update also includes security so I'm not looking to revert to an older version, I just want to revert the address bar back to how it was. Help, please.


I guess I shouldve dug a little deeper. In case any one has this same issue, the way to fix it (albeit temporarily?) is:

Type in the address bar about:config and press Enter. (ignore the warning)

Type in the search bar and look for the preference :

browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus

and set its value to false

Asked by were_cat3 4 months ago

Answered by were_cat3 4 months 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 4 months ago

Answered by Yinmin 4 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 4 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 4 months ago

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Search Bar grows in all directions when selected

The search bar now grows in all directions (not just the dropdown appearing below) any time it is selected, however it's just making the box bigger and creating more whit… (read more)

The search bar now grows in all directions (not just the dropdown appearing below) any time it is selected, however it's just making the box bigger and creating more white space that is not used which is quite jarring.. I'm not sure if this is a bug or is supposed to be a UI 'improvement', but is there any way to disable this?

Asked by colin26 3 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 3 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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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

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Latest update on April 14/15 reset my address bar's drop-down menu to shows websites I haven't visited in years

After the latest update on April 14/15, the drop-down menu on my address bar now mostly shows websites I haven't visited in years, and none I've visited recently. And the… (read more)

After the latest update on April 14/15, the drop-down menu on my address bar now mostly shows websites I haven't visited in years, and none I've visited recently. And the instructions for deleting single items (shift+delete) aren't working.

Asked by paleogreg 3 months ago

Answered by philipp 3 months ago

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I cannot remove the function of Address Bar I don't need.

When I click on the Address Bar, these useless advice keep showing up. I want to remove them but I dont know how. And I tried everything in setting, nothing works. … (read more)

When I click on the Address Bar, these useless advice keep showing up. I want to remove them but I dont know how. And I tried everything in setting, nothing works.

Asked by Raku 4 months ago

Answered by McCoy 4 months ago

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URL Bar now shows my top sites instead of personal history.

Is there an option in about:config that makes the url bar not show my top sites? I know that disabling top sites or changing browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.tops… (read more)

Is there an option in about:config that makes the url bar not show my top sites? I know that disabling top sites or changing browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.topsites to false will make the url bar act like in the past, but i don't want to disable my top sites. When i open a new tab, i want the page to show my custom top sites and the url bar show suggestions based on my history.

Asked by Mike 4 months ago

Answered by McCoy 4 months ago

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Address bar in 75.0 doesn't work the same as in 74.0.1

In 74.0.1, when I clicked into the address bar, the previous contents were completely selected by a black background and I could type a new URL or search. In 75.0, I am … (read more)

In 74.0.1, when I clicked into the address bar, the previous contents were completely selected by a black background and I could type a new URL or search. In 75.0, I am not able to click into the address bar. I am shown a dropdown list of suggestions but cannot edit or type over the previous address. How can I restore the 74.0.1 behavior?

Asked by Mike Janus 4 months ago

Answered by McCoy 4 months ago

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When I open a new tab how to remove the cursor focused on the address bar by default

Hi, I have updated to the latest verson 75.0, and I am a little uncomfortable for the default action when I open a new tab, the cursor focused on the address bar , and th… (read more)

Hi, I have updated to the latest verson 75.0, and I am a little uncomfortable for the default action when I open a new tab, the cursor focused on the address bar , and the address bar was widened and made a little shadow to the bookmarks bar which caused discomfort for me, because I always open website by bookmarks bar, no need for typing the full address in the adress bar. I have searched the config options but none is effective and also tried about:config, is there anyway not to widen the address bar or is there a configuration when I click the bookmark in current tab,it will open in new tab not replace the current tab .If it is possible by not downloading a lower verson,please let me know how to config it,thank you.

Asked by hellowd 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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in the latest update, what happened to the the down arrow that brings up the list of web sites previously visited ???

What happened to the down arrow that brings up the list of web sites previously visited, it was the principal reason i was using firefox over chrome, how can i bring it b… (read more)

What happened to the down arrow that brings up the list of web sites previously visited, it was the principal reason i was using firefox over chrome, how can i bring it back?

Asked by hetzermx 4 months ago

Answered by gimmebackmydog 4 months ago

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Turn off initial suggestions when clicking in address bar

Is there a way to turn off the initial suggestions when just clicking into address bar? I can turn off all history when using address bar which removes the initial popdo… (read more)

Is there a way to turn off the initial suggestions when just clicking into address bar? I can turn off all history when using address bar which removes the initial popdown, but that also turns off using history once I start typing into the address bar. I want suggestions based on my history once I actually start typing something. What I don't want is to get a bunch of previous sites pop down by simply clicking into the address bar. I have tried several things with no luck so far. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Asked by Shane 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago