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Deleting a URL in address bar

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I want to delete a URL in my address bar. I have followed the instructions on a Mozilla support page but that does not work.
These are the instructions I have followed:
Clearing a single item from the address bar history

To clear a single item in the address bar history, click the drop-down arrow in the address bar.

show history address bar 57

Press the ↓ down arrow key or move the mouse, to highlight the entry to delete.

To clear the highlighted item, hold down the Shift key and press Delete on your keyboard.

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Nothing happens when I follow these instructions.
Can anyone help me?
Thanks very much.

Modified by Chris Ilias

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Hi richsprt, that description probably needs an update since the drop-down arrow no longer exists in Firefox 76, at least as far as I can tell. (I submitted a proposed revision, so if it looks different in coming days, you're not going crazy, it changed.)

So when does the unwanted item appear in the drop-down? For example, while you are entering text, as a match from history, or when you first click in the bar before you've started entering a search or address?

If it's when you first click in the bar, Firefox usually will show you your first eight Top Sites from the Firefox Home / new tab page. To modify that list, you can open the Firefox Home / new tab page and edit there. More info in this article: Customize items on your Firefox New Tab page.

Does that let you get rid of the unwanted item(s)?

Modified by jscher2000