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when i open firefox and begin typing in browser first thing that shows up is: www.facebook.com?

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Firefox is set as my default browser however when i open firefox and begin to type in the browser immediately the WWW.FACEBOOK.COM highlights in the browser and i have to type over it. WHY is www.facebook.com automatically in my search browser?

Firefox is set as my default browser however when i open firefox and begin to type in the browser immediately the WWW.FACEBOOK.COM highlights in the browser and i have to type over it. WHY is www.facebook.com automatically in my search browser?

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Are you using "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear the browsing history or are you using permanent Private Browsing mode (Always use Private Browsing mode; Never Remember History)?

When there is no browsing history then Firefox might be showing some default web pages as suggestion in the location/address bar drop-down list.

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FredMcD
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See if this helps; Type about:preferences#privacy<enter> in the address bar. At the bottom of the page, find Location Bar.

Edit At the bottom of the page, find Location or Address Bar.

See if this helps; Type '''about:preferences#privacy'''<enter> in the address bar. At the bottom of the page, find '''Location Bar. ''' Edit At the bottom of the page, find '''Location''' or '''Address Bar. '''

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I opened the browser about:preferences#privacy

but was unable to find LOCATION BAR at the bottom of the page.

I did find LOCATION under Permissions but need more info to find what I am exactly looking for.

Thank you.

I opened the browser about:preferences#privacy but was unable to find LOCATION BAR at the bottom of the page. I did find LOCATION under Permissions but need more info to find what I am exactly looking for. Thank you.
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7royalridge said

I opened the browser about:preferences#privacy but was unable to find LOCATION BAR at the bottom of the page. I did find LOCATION under Permissions but need more info to find what I am exactly looking for. Thank you.
''7royalridge [[#answer-1231203|said]]'' <blockquote> I opened the browser about:preferences#privacy but was unable to find LOCATION BAR at the bottom of the page. I did find LOCATION under Permissions but need more info to find what I am exactly looking for. Thank you. </blockquote>
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Are you using "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear the browsing history or are you using permanent Private Browsing mode (Always use Private Browsing mode; Never Remember History)?

When there is no browsing history then Firefox might be showing some default web pages as suggestion in the location/address bar drop-down list.

Are you using "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear the browsing history or are you using permanent Private Browsing mode (Always use Private Browsing mode; Never Remember History)? When there is no browsing history then Firefox might be showing some default web pages as suggestion in the location/address bar drop-down list. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/awesome-bar-search-firefox-bookmarks-history-tabs
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7royalridge said

I opened the browser about:preferences#privacy but was unable to find LOCATION BAR at the bottom of the page.

Sorry, that should read; At the bottom of the page, find Location or Address Bar.

''7royalridge [[#answer-1231203|said]]'' <blockquote> I opened the browser about:preferences#privacy but was unable to find LOCATION BAR at the bottom of the page. </blockquote> Sorry, that should read; At the bottom of the page, find '''Location''' or '''Address Bar. '''
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FredMcD said

See if this helps; Type about:preferences#privacy<enter> in the address bar. At the bottom of the page, find Location Bar. Edit At the bottom of the page, find Location or Address Bar.


cor-el said

Are you using "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear the browsing history or are you using permanent Private Browsing mode (Always use Private Browsing mode; Never Remember History)? When there is no browsing history then Firefox might be showing some default web pages as suggestion in the location/address bar drop-down list.
''FredMcD [[#answer-1231198|said]]'' <blockquote> See if this helps; Type '''about:preferences#privacy'''<enter> in the address bar. At the bottom of the page, find '''Location Bar. ''' Edit At the bottom of the page, find '''Location''' or '''Address Bar. ''' </blockquote> ''cor-el [[#answer-1231207|said]]'' <blockquote> Are you using "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear the browsing history or are you using permanent Private Browsing mode (Always use Private Browsing mode; Never Remember History)? When there is no browsing history then Firefox might be showing some default web pages as suggestion in the location/address bar drop-down list. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/awesome-bar-search-firefox-bookmarks-history-tabs </blockquote>
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I was able to find under Library, Other Bookmarks,the www.facebook.com and a few other ones....deleted them all and now the browser is clear for me to type in where I want to go.

Thank you for the information that led me to discover this frustrating problem.

I very much appreciate all your help.

I was able to find under Library, Other Bookmarks,the www.facebook.com and a few other ones....deleted them all and now the browser is clear for me to type in where I want to go. Thank you for the information that led me to discover this frustrating problem. I very much appreciate all your help.
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