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How can I enable back the dropdown in address bar?

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So my Firefox Developer edition just got updated to the version 74.0b2 and I got this brand new address/search bar. One of the things that it used to have before it had been updated was a simple arrow-down button that, when clicked, showed the most visited sites. Now, after the update, this button is gone (pic related). This makes my experience with Firefox *extremely* worse, because now I don't have a quick access to open one of my most visited sites inside the current tab without starting typing their addresses. Is there any option to bring that feature back? Is removal of this button an already-made design choice for Firefox that will stay with us for the next versions?

So my Firefox Developer edition just got updated to the version 74.0b2 and I got this brand new address/search bar. One of the things that it used to have before it had been updated was a simple arrow-down button that, when clicked, showed the most visited sites. Now, after the update, this button is gone (pic related). This makes my experience with Firefox *extremely* worse, because now I don't have a quick access to open one of my most visited sites inside the current tab without starting typing their addresses. Is there any option to bring that feature back? Is removal of this button an already-made design choice for Firefox that will stay with us for the next versions?
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I read on Reddit that this preference is more important for this problem, but haven't tested myself:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste URLB and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus preference to switch the value from true to false

Any difference?

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TyDraniu
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What's happening when you click inside of the url bar?

What's happening when you click inside of the url bar?
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jscher2000
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The latest beta debuts the "Megabar" for testing. This is probably not the final implementation, but I haven't been reading the details of the full plan.

If you can't find a way to display the "Show History" button, and you can't live without it, you can revert the change as follows:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste URLB and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the browser.urlbar.update1 preference to switch the value from true to false

This does not change in currently open windows, but you'll notice the change in new windows (Ctrl+n) and of course in future sessions.

The latest beta debuts the "Megabar" for testing. This is probably not the final implementation, but I haven't been reading the details of the full plan. If you can't find a way to display the "Show History" button, and you can't live without it, you can revert the change as follows: (1) In a new tab, type or paste '''about:config''' in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk. (2) In the search box above the list, type or paste '''URLB''' and pause while the list is filtered (3) Double-click the '''browser.urlbar.update1''' preference to switch the value from true to false This does not change in currently open windows, but you'll notice the change in new windows (Ctrl+n) and of course in future sessions.
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I read on Reddit that this preference is more important for this problem, but haven't tested myself:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste URLB and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus preference to switch the value from true to false

Any difference?

I read on Reddit that this preference is more important for this problem, but haven't tested myself: (1) In a new tab, type or paste '''about:config''' in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk. (2) In the search box above the list, type or paste '''URLB''' and pause while the list is filtered (3) Double-click the '''browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus''' preference to switch the value from true to false Any difference?
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See also:

  • Bug 1608766 - openViewOnFocus breaks most common pattern for quickly navigating toolbars with the keyboard
See also: *[https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1608766 Bug 1608766] - openViewOnFocus breaks most common pattern for quickly navigating toolbars with the keyboard
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Hello, sorry for not responding earlier, had no access to the computer.

@TyDraniu >What's happening when you click inside of the url bar?

Well, nothing in particular. It just expands slightly, no history or suggestions is being displayed at this point.

@jscher2000 Switching browser.urlbar.update1 (as well as every other key under "update1") to false had no effect on the issue iself (it only reverted the bar appearance to the pre-update but no dropdown arrow). However toggling openViewOnFocus worked indeed and the arrow is back. I'm not sure what happens further with that issue (and the bug that @cor-el posted a link to), but at least I'm grateful to have the arrow back. Thanks.

Hello, sorry for not responding earlier, had no access to the computer. @TyDraniu >What's happening when you click inside of the url bar? Well, nothing in particular. It just expands slightly, no history or suggestions is being displayed at this point. @jscher2000 Switching '''browser.urlbar.update1''' (as well as every other key under "update1") to false had no effect on the issue iself (it only reverted the bar appearance to the pre-update but no dropdown arrow). However toggling '''openViewOnFocus''' worked indeed and the arrow is back. I'm not sure what happens further with that issue (and the bug that @cor-el posted a link to), but at least I'm grateful to have the arrow back. Thanks.
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