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how do I remove search from address bar?

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My firefox just updated and is now forcing me to have a default search engine connected to my address bar. I never used the address bar to search and don't want to start now. I've tried all the settings and it doesn't give me an option to remove this new feature. It gives the option to change which default search engine is connected to the address bar, but it doesn't give NONE as an option, or let me set it up so that the default search engine is only used for the search bar and not the address bar. I also can't restore my previous version. Is there any way to resolve this issue?

My firefox just updated and is now forcing me to have a default search engine connected to my address bar. I never used the address bar to search and don't want to start now. I've tried all the settings and it doesn't give me an option to remove this new feature. It gives the option to change which default search engine is connected to the address bar, but it doesn't give NONE as an option, or let me set it up so that the default search engine is only used for the search bar and not the address bar. I also can't restore my previous version. Is there any way to resolve this issue?

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You can set keyword.enabled to false on the about:config page to disable searching via the address bar.

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.


You can remove the search engine bar in the address bar drop down list by setting this pref to false on the about:config page.

  • browser.urlbar.oneOffSearches = false

You can use code in userChrome.css remove all suggestions from the address bar drop down list.

Add code to the userChrome.css file below the default @namespace line.


@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

/* remove all items from the urlbar drop down */
#PopupAutoCompleteRichResult {display:none !important;}
You can set <b>keyword.enabled</b> to false on the <b>about:config</b> page to disable searching via the address bar. You can open the <b>about:config</b> page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/about:config ---- You can remove the search engine bar in the address bar drop down list by setting this pref to false on the about:config page. * browser.urlbar.oneOffSearches = false You can use code in userChrome.css remove all suggestions from the address bar drop down list. Add code to the <b>userChrome.css</b> file below the default @namespace line. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/userChrome.css *https://www.userchrome.org/how-create-userchrome-css.html *https://www.userchrome.org/what-is-userchrome-css.html <hr> <pre><nowiki>@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */ /* remove all items from the urlbar drop down */ #PopupAutoCompleteRichResult {display:none !important;} </nowiki></pre>
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