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Firefox 43 no longer uses my browsing history to suggest my frequently visited sites in the URL bar. Do I have to use a search engine?

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I have just downloaded firefox 43. In the past, I could visit many of my favorite sites by simply typing a few of the first words. For example, by typing the letters "sl" firefox would immediate suggest slashdot.org and I could simply press the right key and type enter. But it seems the update to firefox 43 wiped out this functionality (or worse, my browsing history). Is there a way to restore the old behavior? This really sucks. I don't want to type the whole site name every time...

Thanks,

Dimitri

I have just downloaded firefox 43. In the past, I could visit many of my favorite sites by simply typing a few of the first words. For example, by typing the letters "sl" firefox would immediate suggest slashdot.org and I could simply press the right key and type enter. But it seems the update to firefox 43 wiped out this functionality (or worse, my browsing history). Is there a way to restore the old behavior? This really sucks. I don't want to type the whole site name every time... Thanks, Dimitri

Chosen solution

Type about:preferences#privacy<enter> in the address bar. At the bottom, find When Using Location Bar . . . .

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Type about:preferences#privacy<enter> in the address bar. At the bottom, find When Using Location Bar . . . .

Type '''about:preferences#privacy'''<enter> in the address bar. At the bottom, find '''When Using Location Bar . . . .'''