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How do I open a site in a new tab without initiating a web search?

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I have NEVER used the urlbar for search. Today I typed a website address in a new tab and the browser initiated a web search through my default search engine. How do I stop that happenening?

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This can happen if the urlt you typed in the location bar website can't be found.
You can set keyword.enabled to false on the about:config page to prevent initiating a search in such a case.

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Hello weendure

 For your solution visit this link

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customize-new-tab-page

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Thanks but that has nothing to do with it. I enter the url I want in the urlbar but now, instead of navigating to that url, Firefox takes it upon itself to initiate a web search.

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This can happen if the urlt you typed in the location bar website can't be found.
You can set keyword.enabled to false on the about:config page to prevent initiating a search in such a case.

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Thank you.

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