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How to disable all address bar features ?

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I have found a few pages about address rewriting; how do I disable them all ? - searching single word into google (type "keyw" in about:config to disable it) - hiding http when not using https - trying to add "www" and ".com" around a single word when the word did not resolve

I consider most of them as security issues for various reasons.

And when editting an URL, I want firefox to keep showing the full url as it was invoqued; not add https randomly, or removing http other days. And the more I disable some, the more new ones appear.

I have found a few pages about address rewriting; how do I disable them all ? - searching single word into google (type "keyw" in about:config to disable it) - hiding http when not using https - trying to add "www" and ".com" around a single word when the word did not resolve I consider most of them as security issues for various reasons. And when editting an URL, I want firefox to keep showing the full url as it was invoqued; not add https randomly, or removing http other days. And the more I disable some, the more new ones appear.

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You can set browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled to false on the about:config page to disable the highlighting of the domain and see the full URL more clearly. You can set browser.urlbar.trimURLs to false on the about:config page to see the http: protocol on the location bar and in the pop-up if you hover a link.

For the www and com fixup you can check the browser.fixup.alternate prefs.

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You can set browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled to false on the about:config page to disable the highlighting of the domain and see the full URL more clearly. You can set browser.urlbar.trimURLs to false on the about:config page to see the http: protocol on the location bar and in the pop-up if you hover a link.

For the www and com fixup you can check the browser.fixup.alternate prefs.

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other keys: browser.fixup.alternate.enabled => false browser.fixup.fallback-to-https => false keyword.enabled => false ( initiate google search if name could not be resolved)

cor-el many thanks, at last a browser behaviour that feels fine for me.