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Win10 FF 89.0 Home page, center search box, defaults to the top hearder search box. Solution?

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89.0 update

FF home page center search box.

When clicking on it, the cursor blinks as normal. When typing, it defaults to the header search box. Any solution?

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There is a preference for this:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste handoff and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.improvesearch.handoffToAwesomebar preference to switch the value from true to false

More info on about:config: Configuration Editor for Firefox.

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Chosen Solution

There is a preference for this:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box in the page, type or paste handoff and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.improvesearch.handoffToAwesomebar preference to switch the value from true to false

More info on about:config: Configuration Editor for Firefox.

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Awesome. Thank you! (and big thanks for spelling it out. Found this answer elsewhere, but had no idea where about:config was).