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When I start to type an address in the URL bar, I get a drop down search box directly below the url/address bar. I do not want this

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I had this problem 2 years ago and somebody helped me fix it as follows:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. (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.autocomplete.enabled preference to switch the value from true to false

HOWEVER --- I don't seem to have browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled in my new version 74.0. What happened to it? Does it have a new name now?

Note that I tried in Options / Preferences / Search

    I unchecked "Show search suggestions in location bar results

In Options / Preferences / Privacy

   I uncheck each of the boxes in the Location Bar section (History, Bookmarks, Open tabs).
I had this problem 2 years ago and somebody helped me fix it as follows: (1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. (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.autocomplete.enabled preference to switch the value from true to false HOWEVER --- I don't seem to have browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled in my new version 74.0. What happened to it? Does it have a new name now? Note that I tried in Options / Preferences / Search I unchecked "Show search suggestions in location bar results In Options / Preferences / Privacy I uncheck each of the boxes in the Location Bar section (History, Bookmarks, Open tabs).

Chosen solution

In case you don't want to see anything under the address bar; see my post here :

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1252496

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0

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McCoy
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Hello dmcentee,

That preference was removed about a year ago - see this bug report :

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1502392


You could add code to a userChrome.css file :

#PopupAutoCompleteRichResult {
  display: none!important;
}

https://www.userchrome.org/how-create-userchrome-css.html

Hello dmcentee, That preference was removed about a year ago - see this bug report : https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1502392 -------------------------- You could add code to a userChrome.css file : #PopupAutoCompleteRichResult { display: none!important; } https://www.userchrome.org/how-create-userchrome-css.html
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In case you don't want to see anything under the address bar; see my post here :

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1252496

In case you don't want to see ''anything'' under the address bar; see my post here : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1252496
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Thanks McCoy, that worked great.

I'm about to give up on firefox. Every time I get an update it takes a few hours to unscramble stuff that used to work

Thanks McCoy, that worked great. I'm about to give up on firefox. Every time I get an update it takes a few hours to unscramble stuff that used to work
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McCoy
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dmcentee said

Thanks McCoy, that worked great.

    My pleasure - I'm glad it worked !

I'm about to give up on firefox. Every time I get an update it takes a few hours to unscramble stuff that used to work

    Aww, you don't really want to give up on the best browser, do you ?

    It'll get better; just you wait and see .....

''dmcentee [[#answer-1297344|said]]'' <blockquote> Thanks McCoy, that worked great. </blockquote> &nbsp; &nbsp; My pleasure - I'm glad it worked ! <blockquote> I'm about to give up on firefox. Every time I get an update it takes a few hours to unscramble stuff that used to work </blockquote> &nbsp; &nbsp; Aww, you don't really want to give up on the best browser, do you ? &nbsp; &nbsp; It'll get better; just you wait and see .....
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