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How do I remove 'search with Google' from FireFox 49.0.2's search bar?

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To Whom It May Concern,

I have updated FireFox and noticed that when I begin typing in the address bar you added a 'search with Google' feature. This is interfering with my usual performance because I use the search bar to search my bookmarks. This now adds an extra step that is not wanted. How can I disable this? Thanks!

To Whom It May Concern, I have updated FireFox and noticed that when I begin typing in the address bar you added a 'search with Google' feature. This is interfering with my usual performance because I use the search bar to search my bookmarks. This now adds an extra step that is not wanted. How can I disable this? Thanks!

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Happy112 561 solutions 5694 answers

Hi   !
Type in the address bar   about:config (promise to be careful) Search for the preference named browser.urlbar.unifiedcomplete double-click it and set it's value to   false That should do the trick   ........

Hi &nbsp; !<BR> Type in the address bar &nbsp; '''about:config''' (promise to be careful) Search for the preference named '''browser.urlbar.unifiedcomplete''' double-click it and set it's value to &nbsp; '''false''' That should do the trick &nbsp; ........

Question owner

thanks but Mozilla remove that entry long ago

thanks but Mozilla remove that entry long ago
Happy112 561 solutions 5694 answers

tonightwetaco said

thanks but Mozilla remove that entry long ago

Bummer   !   (sorry   .......)

''tonightwetaco [[#answer-931982|said]]'' <blockquote> thanks but Mozilla remove that entry long ago </blockquote> Bummer &nbsp; ! &nbsp; (sorry &nbsp; .......)
Happy112 561 solutions 5694 answers

'Gonna give it another try: Would you take a look at this add-on and see if this might work for you:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/classicthemerestorer/
Also take a look at:
https://userstyles.org/styles/browse?search_terms=address+bar

'Gonna give it another try: Would you take a look at this add-on and see if this might work for you:<BR> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/classicthemerestorer/ <BR> Also take a look at:<BR> https://userstyles.org/styles/browse?search_terms=address+bar
the-edmeister
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See this User Style to be used with the Stylish extension. https://userstyles.org/styles/122394/url-bar-tweaks-remove-visit-search-scroll-bar

See this User Style to be used with the Stylish extension. https://userstyles.org/styles/122394/url-bar-tweaks-remove-visit-search-scroll-bar

Question owner

ty but i don't want to install any addons.

ty but i don't want to install any addons.
Happy112 561 solutions 5694 answers

Haven't been able to find any other solution   .........
Maybe, just maybe, it might help if you went to the 3-bar menu and then to
Options   >   Search and uncheck every search engine that's listed there,   other than your default search engine.
(just a stab in the dark,  but worth a try   .......)

Haven't been able to find any other solution &nbsp; .........<BR> Maybe, just maybe, it might help if you went to the 3-bar menu and then to<BR> Options &nbsp; > &nbsp; Search and '''un'''check every search engine that's listed there, &nbsp; other than your default search engine.<BR> (just a stab in the dark, &nbsp;but worth a try &nbsp; .......)

Question owner

good idea but ultimately unsuccessful :(

thanks Happy112


ARE YOU LISTENING, MOZILLA!

good idea but ultimately unsuccessful :( thanks Happy112 ARE YOU LISTENING, MOZILLA!
jscher2000
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tonightwetaco said

ty but i don't want to install any addons.

Hi tonightwetaco, how would you feel about creating a configuration file named userChrome.css in your currently active Firefox profile folder and putting the following style rule in it to hide that row?

/* Remove " - Visit" or " - Search with" bar in the address bar drop-down */
#PopupAutoCompleteRichResult richlistitem:first-of-type[actiontype="searchengine"],
#PopupAutoCompleteRichResult richlistitem:first-of-type[actiontype="visiturl"],
#PopupAutoCompleteRichResult richlistitem:first-of-type[actiontype="keyword"] {
  display:none !important;
}

This article has more info on how to create the file: http://kb.mozillazine.org/UserChrome.css

''tonightwetaco [[#answer-931992|said]]'' <blockquote> ty but i don't want to install any addons. </blockquote> Hi tonightwetaco, how would you feel about creating a configuration file named '''userChrome.css''' in your currently active Firefox profile folder and putting the following style rule in it to hide that row? /* Remove " - Visit" or " - Search with" bar in the address bar drop-down */ #PopupAutoCompleteRichResult richlistitem:first-of-type[actiontype="searchengine"], #PopupAutoCompleteRichResult richlistitem:first-of-type[actiontype="visiturl"], #PopupAutoCompleteRichResult richlistitem:first-of-type[actiontype="keyword"] { display:none !important; } This article has more info on how to create the file: http://kb.mozillazine.org/UserChrome.css