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How to Customize Firefox Suggest Settings

Firefox Suggest is a new feature that acts as a trustworthy guide to the better web. It finds relevant information and sites to help you accomplish your goals. We’ve created this guide to help you understand how to customize Firefox Suggest in your settings.

We are in the process of rolling out a new offering in the Firefox Suggest experience — “Firefox Suggest with smarter contextual suggestions.” At this time, this feature, which requires access to new data including search queries, is only available to a small number of users via an opt-in prompt. To learn more about the new data, click here.

How to determine which Firefox Suggest experience you have:

  1. Go to Preferences by typing about:preferences#privacy in the address bar.
  2. Scroll down to the section labeled Address bar—Firefox Suggest.
  3. Locate the ‘Contextual Suggestions’ option.

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Example prompt with smarter contextual suggestions

If you see the text, “Firefox will have access to your location, search queries, and visited sites”, then Firefox Suggest with smarter suggestions is now available to you. This option is only enabled for users who have opted into it. If you don’t see this text about location, search queries, and visited sites, then ‘smarter contextual suggestions’ are not offered or enabled. The options available to you are provided based on data local to your device.

How to configure your Firefox Suggest settings

Every suggestion type within Preferences can be disabled or enabled at any time — the types of suggestions you receive are completely up to you.

For people without smarter contextual recommendations (this will be most people):

  1. Go to Preferences by typing about:preferences#privacy in the address bar
  2. Scroll down to the section labeled Address bar—Firefox Suggest
  3. To enable or disable contextual suggestions, select or deselect the checkbox next to Contextual suggestions
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Settings for Firefox Suggest without smarter contextual suggestions. This is what most users will see.

For people with smarter contextual recommendations (this will be a small number of people)

  1. Go to Preferences by typing about:preferences#privacy in the address bar
  2. Scroll down to the section labeled Address bar—Firefox Suggest
  3. To enable or disable smarter contextual suggestions, select or deselect the checkbox next to Contextual suggestions — "Firefox will have access to your location, search queries, and visited sites.”

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Settings for Firefox Suggest 'with smarter contextual suggestions (Only a small portion of people will see this option).

Firefox Suggest partners

We partner with organizations to serve up some of these suggestion types.

Privacy is fundamental to Mozilla's mission and we only work with partners that meet our privacy standards for Firefox. For sponsored results, our preferred partner is adMarketplace. We also provide results from Wikipedia (Results from Wikipedia are not sponsored).

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