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I want the old search bar (Firefox 35) back.

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the column browser.search.showoneoffbuttons doesn't exist in about:config. It was there, but then I changed it to false and restarted Firefox. Nothing was changed. I went back there and not sure what happened, but the column isn't there at all now.

I tried restoring firefox to default settings, but that didn't help.

the column browser.search.showoneoffbuttons doesn't exist in about:config. It was there, but then I changed it to false and restarted Firefox. Nothing was changed. I went back there and not sure what happened, but the column isn't there at all now. I tried restoring firefox to default settings, but that didn't help.

Chosen solution

There are lots of settings in the current CTR version, so it is not always easy to find the one you are searching for.

You can find this feature in the CTR Options/Preferences.

  • CTR Options > General UI (1) -> Old search (experimental)
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cor-el
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Support for browser.search.showoneoffbuttons has been removed from Firefox and you can no longer use this pref.

You can look at the Classic Theme Restorer extension to customize the appearance and restore features used in older Firefox versions.

  • You can check out the settings of the CTR extension via its Options/Preferences button on the "Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions" page.
  • You can find extra toolbar buttons and more toolbar settings in Customize (3-bar Firefox menu button > Customize)
Support for browser.search.showoneoffbuttons has been removed from Firefox and you can no longer use this pref. You can look at the Classic Theme Restorer extension to customize the appearance and restore features used in older Firefox versions. *Classic Theme Restorer: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/classicthemerestorer/ *You can check out the settings of the CTR extension via its Options/Preferences button on the "Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions" page. *You can find extra toolbar buttons and more toolbar settings in Customize (3-bar Firefox menu button > Customize)

Question owner

Thanks, but the Classic Theme Restorer seems to have everything else but not what I was looking for. Older versions of Firefox had this simple dropdown menu for choosing the search engine in the search bar. I just want that search dropdown menu back, not this annoying search engine icons.

Thanks, but the Classic Theme Restorer seems to have everything else but not what I was looking for. Older versions of Firefox had this simple dropdown menu for choosing the search engine in the search bar. I just want that search dropdown menu back, not this annoying search engine icons.
cor-el
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Chosen Solution

There are lots of settings in the current CTR version, so it is not always easy to find the one you are searching for.

You can find this feature in the CTR Options/Preferences.

  • CTR Options > General UI (1) -> Old search (experimental)
There are lots of settings in the current CTR version, so it is not always easy to find the one you are searching for. You can find this feature in the CTR Options/Preferences. * CTR Options > General UI (1) -> Old search (experimental)

Question owner

That solved the problem. Thanks.

That solved the problem. Thanks.