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Hello ! I'd like to disable the possibility to search with my search engine on firefox in the URL bar and be able only to search with the search bar. I'd like to make the url bar says an error if I type something isn't an URL. I've got Firefox 67.0.2 (latest version for the moment)

Hello ! I'd like to disable the possibility to search with my search engine on firefox in the URL bar and be able only to search with the search bar. I'd like to make the url bar says an error if I type something isn't an URL. I've got Firefox 67.0.2 (latest version for the moment)

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Hello By_JumperX4,

Would you try this please :

Type in the address bar about:config and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked)

Type in the search bar keyword.enabled

And set its value to false

Do the same with browser.fixup.alternate.enabled

and browser.urlbar.suggest.searches

Then close and restart Firefox.


In Options => Search, uncheck :

"Show search suggestions in address bar results" and : "Show search suggestions ahead of browsing history in address bar results"

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Hello By_JumperX4,

Would you try this please :

Type in the address bar about:config and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked)

Type in the search bar keyword.enabled

And set its value to false

Do the same with browser.fixup.alternate.enabled

and browser.urlbar.suggest.searches

Then close and restart Firefox.


In Options => Search, uncheck :

"Show search suggestions in address bar results" and : "Show search suggestions ahead of browsing history in address bar results"

Hello By_JumperX4, Would you try this please : Type in the address bar '''about:config''' and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked) Type in the search bar '''keyword.enabled''' And set its value to '''false''' Do the same with '''browser.fixup.alternate.enabled''' and '''browser.urlbar.suggest.searches''' Then close and restart Firefox. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In Options => Search, uncheck : "Show search suggestions in address bar results" and : "Show search suggestions ahead of browsing history in address bar results"
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Thank you !!! It works ! If you have any way to remove the small search icon in the URL bar when there is nothing inside it will be perfect !

Thank you !!! It works ! If you have any way to remove the small search icon in the URL bar when there is nothing inside it will be perfect !
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By_JumperX4 said

Thank you !!! It works ! If you have any way to remove the small search icon in the URL bar when there is nothing inside it will be perfect !

I'm glad it worked - well done  !

You mention a "small search icon": I assume you're talking about a magnifying glass  ?

You would need to add code to the userChrome.css file :

https://www.reddit.com/r/FirefoxCSS/comments/9jui4b/remove_magnifying_glass_icon_from_address_bar/

''By_JumperX4 [[#answer-1230418|said]]'' <blockquote> Thank you !!! It works ! If you have any way to remove the small search icon in the URL bar when there is nothing inside it will be perfect ! </blockquote> I'm glad it worked - well done ! You mention a "small search icon": I assume you're talking about a magnifying glass ? You would need to add code to the userChrome.css file : https://www.reddit.com/r/FirefoxCSS/comments/9jui4b/remove_magnifying_glass_icon_from_address_bar/
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Other possible code for userChrome.css :

#urlbar[pageproxystate="invalid"] > #identity-box > #identity-icon {
 fill-opacity:0 !important;
}

Other possible code for userChrome.css : <pre><nowiki>#urlbar[pageproxystate="invalid"] > #identity-box > #identity-icon { fill-opacity:0 !important; }</nowiki></pre> ---- *https://www.userchrome.org/what-is-userchrome-css.html *https://www.userchrome.org/how-create-userchrome-css.html
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McCoy said

Hello By_JumperX4, Would you try this please : Type in the address bar about:config and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked) Type in the search bar keyword.enabled And set its value to false Do the same with browser.fixup.alternate.enabled and browser.urlbar.suggest.searches Then close and restart Firefox.

In Options => Search, uncheck :

"Show search suggestions in address bar results" and : "Show search suggestions ahead of browsing history in address bar results"

''McCoy [[#answer-1230409|said]]'' <blockquote> Hello By_JumperX4, Would you try this please : Type in the address bar '''about:config''' and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked) Type in the search bar '''keyword.enabled''' And set its value to '''false''' Do the same with '''browser.fixup.alternate.enabled''' and '''browser.urlbar.suggest.searches''' Then close and restart Firefox. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In Options => Search, uncheck : "Show search suggestions in address bar results" and : "Show search suggestions ahead of browsing history in address bar results" </blockquote>
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