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Removing entries from frequent URLs in urlbar dropdown?

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Since Firefox 77, the old style URL bar is gone, replaced by something else. There are several solutions around to get most of the old behavior back. One particular thing that I am still missing is curating your frequently visited pages.

Let me explain: I have configured Firefox, so that the URL bar on opening shows my frequent pages (like in old times). Sometimes, I page made its way in there that I didn't like. When going to that entry and pressing delete, I was able to remove it from this list and for it to no longer show up. In Firefox 77 this is no longer possible and now mutliple entries for the same top-level website and some unwanted business entries are clogging up this list.

Any idea how to solve this?

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shiin said

Pressing "Delete" on a highlighted entry would remove it from this list.

That changed to Shift+Delete (changed on Windows and Linux, not a change for Mac users), but I don't know whether it works on the frequently visited URLs list.

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Hi shiin, is it the list of your first 8 Top Sites from the Firefox Home / new tab page? In that case, you can pin/unpin, rearrange, etc., on the new tab page (about:newtab). This article has more details: Customize the New Tab page.

If it's the classic "Show History" frequently visited URLs list, I don't know whether that is editable or whether it is purely algorithmic and you'd need to remove the URL from history to make it stop appearing on that list. (I haven't experimented because I really don't want to lose anything from my list. ;-)

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@jscher2000, it is the list of frequently visitied URLs. It used to be editable one version back. Pressing "Delete" on a highlighted entry would remove it from this list. Not sure what happend in the background, probably the history entry just received a flag "do not show".

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Hello,

Hope this Article will help you.

Remove websites from the address bar suggestions

Thanks.

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shiin said

Pressing "Delete" on a highlighted entry would remove it from this list.

That changed to Shift+Delete (changed on Windows and Linux, not a change for Mac users), but I don't know whether it works on the frequently visited URLs list.

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Thanks for the link @Shashank and thanks @jscher2000 to writing the actual command.

Wonder why the key combination changed...

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