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I use google to search.Ive always used the bit in the middle of the screen to do this. but now, all of a sudden in firefox 89 im being forced to use the address bar at the top of the screen! how...or is there, a way to change this to how i used it before. any help would be appreciated. g.b.

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You can turn it off by going to about:config and switching browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.improvesearch.handoffToAwesomebar to false.

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You can turn it off by going to about:config and switching browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.improvesearch.handoffToAwesomebar to false.

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Thank you so much. Your help is most appreciated.did as instructed.....it works :) thanks again.