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browser.urlbar.matchBehavior = 3 changed to include 'www.' since Firefox 62; is this intended?

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So, I have firefox to only search my bookmarks and I understand that browser.urlbar.matchBehavior with a value of 3 means that it will match only the beginning of page URLs and titles. Before Firefox 62, typing 'r' alone will show up "www.reddit.com" from my bookmark in the url bar, typing 'a' will show up "www.amazon.com", and so on. This is GOOD.

But after Firefox 62, only by typing 'www.r' will "www.reddit.com" then show up, and typing "www.a" will 'www.amazon.com' then show up. This is BAD. Of course I suppose I can manually delete "www." from the 'location' fields of all my bookmark and remember to save all new bookmarks in the future without the 'www.', but if this is a bug, then I would like to wait for it to be fixed. If it's a changed behavior, I find that including 'www.' in the search behavior doesn't make sense at all.

So, I have firefox to only search my bookmarks and I understand that browser.urlbar.matchBehavior with a value of 3 means that it will match only the beginning of page URLs and titles. Before Firefox 62, typing 'r' alone will show up "www.reddit.com" from my bookmark in the url bar, typing 'a' will show up "www.amazon.com", and so on. This is GOOD. But after Firefox 62, only by typing 'www.r' will "www.reddit.com" then show up, and typing "www.a" will 'www.amazon.com' then show up. This is BAD. Of course I suppose I can manually delete "www." from the 'location' fields of all my bookmark and remember to save all new bookmarks in the future without the 'www.', but if this is a bug, then I would like to wait for it to be fixed. If it's a changed behavior, I find that including 'www.' in the search behavior doesn't make sense at all.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:62.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/62.0

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Hi Zygozenith, this could be the result of some changes we've done and may be an actual bug, but it is hard to tell with the limited information at the moment.

Please could you file a bug for us, and the developers will then likely ask some more questions which will help resolve it. Here's a link where you can do that directly:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi?form_name=enter_bug&product=Firefox&component=Address%20Bar

Hi Zygozenith, this could be the result of some changes we've done and may be an actual bug, but it is hard to tell with the limited information at the moment. Please could you file a bug for us, and the developers will then likely ask some more questions which will help resolve it. Here's a link where you can do that directly: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi?form_name=enter_bug&product=Firefox&component=Address%20Bar