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Search Bar grows in all directions when selected

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The search bar now grows in all directions (not just the dropdown appearing below) any time it is selected, however it's just making the box bigger and creating more white space that is not used which is quite jarring.. I'm not sure if this is a bug or is supposed to be a UI 'improvement', but is there any way to disable this?

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This is not a bug. This is the new design of the address bar as of Firefox 75.

There's currently a temporary preference called browser.urlbar.update1 that can be set to false on the about:config page to disable this feature. However, that preference has already been removed in the upcoming versions of Firefox, so it's certainly not a permanent solution.

I've created some userChrome.css code to address the annoying growing and shrinking of the address bar, if that's a feature that you don't like. You can download the code from here.

If you've never used userChrome styling modifications before, refer to How to Create a userChrome.css File for more information.

Hope this helps.

NOTE: A couple of people have tried this code and it doesn't work for them. If that's the case for you as well, I'm working on fixing it.
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This is not a bug. This is the new design of the address bar as of Firefox 75.

There's currently a temporary preference called browser.urlbar.update1 that can be set to false on the about:config page to disable this feature. However, that preference has already been removed in the upcoming versions of Firefox, so it's certainly not a permanent solution.

I've created some userChrome.css code to address the annoying growing and shrinking of the address bar, if that's a feature that you don't like. You can download the code from here.

If you've never used userChrome styling modifications before, refer to How to Create a userChrome.css File for more information.

Hope this helps.

NOTE: A couple of people have tried this code and it doesn't work for them. If that's the case for you as well, I'm working on fixing it.

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Thank you very much, Wesley! Followed the linked instructions and added your code, and it worked perfectly! Very much appreciated!

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