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remove Search with Amazon from address bar suggestions

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Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this site' feature and if you change the browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus to 'False' you don't get the suggestions. Can you tell me how to permanently remove Search with Google or Search with Amazon from the suggestions. Thank you.

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Hi gspotts, when you click in the address bar on Firefox 75, before you start typing anything, the first 8 sites in your "Top Sites" on the built-in Firefox Home / new tab page drop down. So that is where the Amazon search shortcut is coming from.

If you use the built-in Firefox Home / new tab page, you can update your Top Sites list to be more useful. If you do not use that page, or if you use that page but do not use the Top Sites section, you can turn off Top Sites and Firefox will drop down your old list of "frequently/recently used sites" instead.

To edit Top Sites:

Open the Firefox Home / new tab page. If you've changed your home page and new tab page, you can type or paste either of these special internal addresses in the address bar and press Enter to load them:

  • about:home
  • about:newtab

And then see the "Customize your Top Sites" section of this article for how to unpin or remove tiles from the Top Sites section: Customize the New Tab page.

If you turned off the Top Sites section of the page, you can turn that back on for editing purposes. See: Hide or display content in New Tab.

To turn off Top Sites (Firefox 75-77 only):

Open the Options / Preferences page:

  • Windows: "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Options
  • Mac: "3-bar" menu button (or Firefox menu) > Preferences
  • Linux: "3-bar" menu button (or Edit menu) > Preferences
  • Any system: type or paste about:preferences into the address bar and press Enter/Return to load it

In the left column, click Home.

Then on the right side, under Firefox Home Content uncheck the box for Top Sites.

Success? Let us know how you decide to proceed.

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Hi gspotts, when you click in the address bar on Firefox 75, before you start typing anything, the first 8 sites in your "Top Sites" on the built-in Firefox Home / new tab page drop down. So that is where the Amazon search shortcut is coming from.

If you use the built-in Firefox Home / new tab page, you can update your Top Sites list to be more useful. If you do not use that page, or if you use that page but do not use the Top Sites section, you can turn off Top Sites and Firefox will drop down your old list of "frequently/recently used sites" instead.

To edit Top Sites:

Open the Firefox Home / new tab page. If you've changed your home page and new tab page, you can type or paste either of these special internal addresses in the address bar and press Enter to load them:

  • about:home
  • about:newtab

And then see the "Customize your Top Sites" section of this article for how to unpin or remove tiles from the Top Sites section: Customize the New Tab page.

If you turned off the Top Sites section of the page, you can turn that back on for editing purposes. See: Hide or display content in New Tab.

To turn off Top Sites (Firefox 75-77 only):

Open the Options / Preferences page:

  • Windows: "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Options
  • Mac: "3-bar" menu button (or Firefox menu) > Preferences
  • Linux: "3-bar" menu button (or Edit menu) > Preferences
  • Any system: type or paste about:preferences into the address bar and press Enter/Return to load it

In the left column, click Home.

Then on the right side, under Firefox Home Content uncheck the box for Top Sites.

Success? Let us know how you decide to proceed.

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Whoops, I forgot to add a link to this article on editing Top Sites: Customize the New Tab page.

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The article addresses the customizing of Home page or New Tab page. When I left-click on the Address bar (not Search bar which I also have), there used to be 8 most visited sites.

As of today, 2 of them have been replaced with Search with Google (and there is a small pin symbol next to it), and Search with Amazon. Again, this is 8 entries in the left-click drop-down menu in Address bar. Sounds like same problem that Gspotts describes - unwanted suggestions in drop-down menu. These 2 entries are NOT my most visited sites. Heck, I don't even use Search with Amazon - my default search engine is Google and when I want to buy, I open Amazon homepage and search with built-in Search box.

Both my Home and New Tab page are set to Blank Page, the box Top Sites is unchecked.

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Did you uncheck Top Sites for the address bar suggestions ?

  • Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security
    Address Bar: When using the location bar, suggest:
    History
    Bookmarks
    Open tabs
    Top sites

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al220011.am said

Both my Home and New Tab page are set to Blank Page, the box Top Sites is unchecked.

Hi al220011.am, as you may recall, Firefox 75 introduced a new behavior to the address bar: when the focus (cursor) moves into the bar, a list of your first 8 Top Sites would drop down automatically.

There was a workaround for Firefox 75-77 to switch that to your classic frequently visited URLs list by disabling the Top Sites section of the new tab page. Sounds like you were using that. That doesn't work any more in Firefox 78.

So you could now turn to cleaning up your Top Sites list. Basically, after you remove pinned items and dismiss any other unwanted sites, it should look very similar to your classic frequently visited URLs list -- the order is not the same due to some different secret sauce in the ranking between the two lists.

Of course, typing a space in the address bar will still summon the classic list, so that's an alternative to using the more limited Top Sites feature.

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The answer above it wrong. Here's how you fix it:

Click on the tools bar and drop down to options (about:home NO LONGER works)

On the left select SEARCH (this is a search options bug, Home has nothing to do with it)

Go down to 'one click search engines'

Select 'Amazon.com'

Select remove.

Close all your tabs, close your browser, wait a minute or two, then restart. That fixes it.

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Hi vanstry, a lot of effort goes into making the articles a good reference, so I usually do not copy/paste those. But let's see where you're getting stuck.

Do you want to:

(A) Edit the list of sites that appear when you click in the address bar, or

(B) Stop a list from appearing when you click in the address bar?

For (A):

The list shows the first 8 Top Sites on the new tab page.

Step #1: Open that page

Usually you can open the new tab page by clicking the + button on the tabs bar. However, if you set Firefox to show a blank page on a new tab, or if you use an add-on to replace the new tab page, then you may need to undo those changes temporarily. Or you could try typing or pasting about:newtab or about:home in the address bar and press Enter to load the page.

Can you get the built-in Firefox Home / new tab page displayed?

Step #2: Edit the Top Sites section

Does your Firefox Home / new tab page show the Top Sites section? If not, you can turn that on from the Options/Preferences page. There's a little gear icon in the right corner of the new tab page to take you to that area. After turning that on, either reload the new tab page or open a new one.

Hover your mouse over the unwanted site and a button should appear with ••• -- click that to open a little menu. You can click Unpin to remove pinned sites, or Dismiss to remove unpinned sites. Does that work on yours?

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vanstry said

Click on the tools bar and drop down to options (about:home NO LONGER works) On the left select SEARCH (this is a search options bug, Home has nothing to do with it) Go down to 'one click search engines' Select 'Amazon.com' Select remove. Close all your tabs, close your browser, wait a minute or two, then restart. That fixes it.

Hi vanstry, if you want to remove the Amazon entry pinned on the list that automatically drops from the address bar --

-- you still can do that from the new tab page --

-- and it's a good idea to do that otherwise it that slot on your Top Sites list is wasted.

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I'm on 78.0.1 64 bit and the only way I can get rid of Amazon and Google as the "search with" (top two) addresses is to remove them from 1 click search engines. Bing, DuckDuckGo, ebay and wikipedia are also in the 1 click list, but do not show as Amazon and Google do.

I do not see a way to "unpin" them as described in earlier "solutions".

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Hi joea, are you using the built-in Firefox Home / new tab page?

If not, you can open that page by pasting either about:home or about:newtab in the address bar and pressing Enter/Return.

Does the page display the Top Sites section?

If not, this article describes how to turn that section back on: Hide or display content in New Tab.

Can you get that section displayed? That is where you unpin unwanted pinned URLs.

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At first I thought "about:home or about:newtab" were non functional as I expected a different display.

But by following along I managed to see what you were getting at and resolved the issue. It may be exactly what you described earlier on, but, this time I found what was described.

Thanks.

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