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This is annoying. I want to go to the home pages as I always have. How do I get rid of the search icon on top of my top sites?

This is annoying. I want to go to the home pages as I always have. How do I get rid of the search icon on top of my top sites?
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this search icon.

this search icon.
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TyDraniu
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  1. Hover over the tile until the menu (three horizontal dots) appears.
  2. Click Dismiss.
# Hover over the tile until the menu (three horizontal dots) appears. # Click ''Dismiss''.
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cor-el
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See also the Firefox Home settings in "Options/Preferences -> Home".


There are other things that need attention.

The System Details list shows that you have an outdated Flash plugin , current is 31.0.0.122 (31.0 r0).

  • Shockwave Flash 25.0 r0

You can find the installation path of a plugin on the about:plugins page.

You can download the latest NPAPI Flash plugin for Firefox on this page.

Make sure to remove checkmarks for including unwanted additional software.

See also the Firefox Home settings in "Options/Preferences -> Home". ---- There are other things that need attention. The System Details list shows that you have an outdated Flash plugin , current is 31.0.0.122 (31.0 r0). *Shockwave Flash 25.0 r0 You can find the installation path of a plugin on the <b>about:plugins</b> page. You can download the latest NPAPI Flash plugin for Firefox on this page. *https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Make sure to remove checkmarks for including unwanted additional software.
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McCoy
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Oops .....

Oops .....

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@TyDraniu, Dismiss removes the top site icon.

@cor-el, Preferences completely removes the top sites.

I don't want the top sites to be gone, so these solutions will not work. I'm only looking to have the magnifying glass that is on top of the icon to be removed. So when I click the top site I will be taken to that page. Like it was before this update. Right now clicking a top site pulls up a variety of links to choose from. I find having to look through these numerous links to be annoying.

Thank you.

@TyDraniu, Dismiss removes the top site icon. @cor-el, Preferences completely removes the top sites. I don't want the top sites to be gone, so these solutions will not work. I'm only looking to have the magnifying glass that is on top of the icon to be removed. So when I click the top site I will be taken to that page. Like it was before this update. Right now clicking a top site pulls up a variety of links to choose from. I find having to look through these numerous links to be annoying. Thank you.
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McCoy
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jpsdyb said

I'm only looking to have the magnifying glass that is on top of the icon to be removed.

Hello jpsdyb,

Did you notice my "Oops .... " post  ? What I deleted was : Does that magnifying glass appear on other tiles as well  ?

Maybe not such a dumb question after all - does that magnifying glass appear on other tiles, or just on Amazon (and other search engine tiles)  ?

''jpsdyb [[#answer-1168623|said]]'' <blockquote> I'm only looking to have the magnifying glass that is on top of the icon to be removed. </blockquote> Hello jpsdyb, Did you notice my "Oops .... " post ? What I deleted was : '' Does that magnifying glass appear on other tiles as well ?'' Maybe not such a dumb question after all - does that magnifying glass appear on other tiles, or just on Amazon (and other search engine tiles) ?
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McCoy
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jpsdyb said

Right now clicking a top site pulls up a variety of links to choose from. I find having to look through these numerous links to be annoying.

Maybe you could try this : Hover over the tile till the three horizontal dots show - click on them and then on 'Edit'.

Then change the URL to one that leads to the page of your choice.

''jpsdyb [[#answer-1168623|said]]'' <blockquote> Right now clicking a top site pulls up a variety of links to choose from. I find having to look through these numerous links to be annoying. </blockquote> Maybe you could try this : Hover over the tile till the three horizontal dots show - click on them and then on 'Edit'. Then change the URL to one that leads to the page of your choice.
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cor-el
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Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is is causing the problem.

  • switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Appearance
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window
Start Firefox in <u>Safe Mode</u> to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if <u>hardware acceleration</u> is is causing the problem. *switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Appearance *do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-extensions-themes-to-fix-problems
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Michael Verdi 128 solutions 857 answers

This is a new feature that gives you a quick way to search amazon. If you click the icon, it will add "@amazon " to the address bar. If you then type a search term and hit enter, you'll go to the amazon search result page for that term.

To get the old version back, dismiss the new one (like TyDraniu explained) and then edit another site. Change the name to Amazon and the URL to https://amazon.com. Then it will work like it did before.

This is a new feature that gives you a quick way to search amazon. If you click the icon, it will add "@amazon " to the address bar. If you then type a search term and hit enter, you'll go to the amazon search result page for that term. To get the old version back, dismiss the new one (like TyDraniu explained) and then edit another site. Change the name to Amazon and the URL to https://amazon.com. Then it will work like it did before.
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