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When I start typing in my search window it now jumps up to the address bar. How do I stop that?

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When I open a new tab I get a blank page with a search bar in the middle. I like that. But now when I begin typing in the search bar it jumps up to the address bar. My monitor is so big it is not in a position for me to see very well. I don't want my searches to jump up to the address bar.

How do I stop this?

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Thanks for the ultra fast reply. I have been searching for several days with no luck.

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Why this jump to the address bar for searching ? This drives me mad and makes me very very angry !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How to stay in the input field in the middle ?

browser.urlbar.oneOffSearches to false browser.fixup.alternate.enabled to false browser.urlbar.suggest.searches to false keyw to false keyword.enabled to false

But this idiotism stil active ... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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The solution has already been given.

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To disable this new feature to use the location bar, you need to toggle browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.improvesearch.handoffToAwesomebar to false.

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