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Do not put autocomplete text in address bar while typing but do have a dropdown list of suggestions

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Can you make the address bar not add autocomplete suggestions in the address bar where you're typing, but still put the suggestions dropdown list right below the address bar?

I know you can do a workaround every time you use the address bar but I use address bars dozens or hundreds of times a day and I would like the address bar to work like I want without having to do dozens or hundreds of workarounds a day.

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Hi Chuck, I'm with you on that. There is a hidden option:

(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 browser.urlbar.autoFill and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the preference to switch the value from true to false

Does that give you the result you're looking for?

(Toggling hidden options is officially unsupported, but since I use it myself, I feel okay telling you about it. More info on about:config: Configuration Editor for Firefox.)


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