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Pinning websites

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Hey, thank you for reading this.. I'm really confused to what these are. Every time I click the firefox search bar, other sites that I've been to pop up. Is it just the recent search history..? Sorry if I'm just being silly. I deleted the search history for the discord website but it still pops up when i click on the search bar. I just don't get what that means, and what the grey icon means. If you could explain it to me that would be great

thank you Alec

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Hi Simonismycat, when you click the address bar in Firefox 75 and later, by default, Firefox displays your first 8-10 Top Sites from the Firefox Home / new tab page. That is where the pins come from.

You can edit that list by opening those pages -- here are the direct addresses you can paste in the address bar and press Enter to load if they don't come up automatically when you click Home or open a new tab:

  • about:home
  • about:newtab

-- and this article has tips on how to edit that section: Customize the New Tab page.

By the way, if you don't find this automatically displayed list useful, you can turn it off. There is a checkbox for that on the Options page, Privacy & Security panel, "Address bar" section:

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Hi Simonismycat, when you click the address bar in Firefox 75 and later, by default, Firefox displays your first 8-10 Top Sites from the Firefox Home / new tab page. That is where the pins come from.

You can edit that list by opening those pages -- here are the direct addresses you can paste in the address bar and press Enter to load if they don't come up automatically when you click Home or open a new tab:

  • about:home
  • about:newtab

-- and this article has tips on how to edit that section: Customize the New Tab page.

By the way, if you don't find this automatically displayed list useful, you can turn it off. There is a checkbox for that on the Options page, Privacy & Security panel, "Address bar" section:

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