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I got the update to 65 and there is a problem. Now, when I type in a web address into the address/url field, an additional task bar under underneath it suddenly appears and I guess it's searching for web sites that I'm trying to type in as I'm typing it in. And under that is another task bar with the icons for google, bing, amazon etc. I do not want either task bar to pop up. I just want to type in the address without anything happening, just like it was before the update.

Besides, once you type in an address, and click enter, the two task bars disappear, so what's the point of having these icons pop up if you can't click on them? (And I wouldn't want to.)

Yes, I went into "Options" - "Privacy and Security" - down to history - brought up the "use custom settings for history" and unchecked the boxes. I also unchecked the boxes for the "Address bar" settings. But I still get those two task bars when I type in a web address, and I do not want either one (yes, I exited the "Options" window altogether after making the changes).

I also tried setting it to "remember my history" (because I do), but those two task bars keep appearing.

There has to be a way to stop this, just like there was before Firefox 65.

I found this link, https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/autocomplete-settings-firefox-focus-address-bar#w_turn-autocomplete-on-or-off but 1) there is no "search" in the address bar menu icon, and 2) I went into options and searched for "URL autocomplete" and there are "no results" for it.

Then I saw this post: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1238893 and it says go to about:config and set browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled = false

And I found it. It says browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled, status is modified, type is boolean and value is false. So what exactly am I supposed to do?

I don't want these two task bars to appear while I'm typing in an address. That's how I was able to set my preferences before 65. So I should be able to set it up that way now.

Thanks.

I got the update to 65 and there is a problem. Now, when I type in a web address into the address/url field, an additional task bar under underneath it suddenly appears and I guess it's searching for web sites that I'm trying to type in as I'm typing it in. And under that is another task bar with the icons for google, bing, amazon etc. I do not want either task bar to pop up. I just want to type in the address without anything happening, just like it was before the update. Besides, once you type in an address, and click enter, the two task bars disappear, so what's the point of having these icons pop up if you can't click on them? (And I wouldn't want to.) Yes, I went into "Options" - "Privacy and Security" - down to history - brought up the "use custom settings for history" and unchecked the boxes. I also unchecked the boxes for the "Address bar" settings. But I still get those two task bars when I type in a web address, and I do not want either one (yes, I exited the "Options" window altogether after making the changes). I also tried setting it to "remember my history" (because I do), but those two task bars keep appearing. There has to be a way to stop this, just like there was before Firefox 65. I found this link, https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/autocomplete-settings-firefox-focus-address-bar#w_turn-autocomplete-on-or-off but 1) there is no "search" in the address bar menu icon, and 2) I went into options and searched for "URL autocomplete" and there are "no results" for it. Then I saw this post: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1238893 and it says go to about:config and set browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled = false And I found it. It says browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled, status is modified, type is boolean and value is false. So what exactly am I supposed to do? I don't want these two task bars to appear while I'm typing in an address. That's how I was able to set my preferences before 65. So I should be able to set it up that way now. Thanks.
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So they removed this option and I'm stuck with this? There should be an option for users to decide for themselves if they want it or not. How can this be put back in?

But if they did remove the option, and I can't get it back to what it was, why inside Options - Security & Privacy and down to "Address Bar," do they give you options to: "When using the address bar, suggest..." and then there's "browsing history," "bookmarks" and "open tabs?" So if I leave them unchecked - which they are - then that would block all this from happening (no?). (Italic mine)

I had Firefox set up before 65 without my address bar being used as a search engine, offer me sites I might be trying to get to, or create another task bar for the icons. Because that's how I wanted it. Why take away the option that allows you to have it set up that way?

So they removed this option and I'm stuck with this? There should be an option for users to decide for themselves if they want it or not. How can this be put back in? But if they did remove the option, and I can't get it back to what it was, why inside Options - Security & Privacy and down to "Address Bar," do they give you options to: "When using the address bar, ''suggest''..." and then there's "browsing history," "bookmarks" and "open tabs?" So if I leave them unchecked - which they are - then that would block all this from happening (no?). (Italic mine) I had Firefox set up before 65 without my address bar being used as a search engine, offer me sites I might be trying to get to, or create another task bar for the icons. Because that's how I wanted it. Why take away the option that allows you to have it set up that way?
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