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How does a web site become "suggested"?

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  • Last reply by cor-el

more options This thread talks about removing Suggested web sites, but how does Firefox determine what to suggest?

Is it submitted or by some other method?

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Hi Simon,

The article you linked to relates to the Address Bar, also known as the Awesomebar. That system is based totally on your own local computer, in fact your own personal Firefox profile. It is not submitting anything,in order to create a list; but if you let someone else use the OS account and the feature is enabled they are able to see suggestions based on what you browsed.

Basically it does clever calculations with your history and bookmarks if you allow it to, and so suggests sites once you type few letters. You may also use special characters to make change on the fly, to its filtering and selection, as you type.

Add a % then a space and as you start to type it searches the open tabs for instance. Handy if you are the type using dozens or even hundreds of open tabs. See

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Could you please describe your problem with more details?

Is this about the location/address bar drop-down list or do you mean tiles on the about:newtab page or something different?