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How does Firefox order the suggestions it makes for different email accounts when I click on the username box in gmail?

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When I use gmail, I can click on the username box (not password box) and receive a number of suggestions - the usernames that have been used on that computer/browser set up previously. The order in which they are suggested seems to vary, so my question is this: how does Firefox decide on the order? Is it alaphabetically (seems not to be), by most frequently used, most recently used or some other system?

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Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; ENSFC; ENSFC Staff; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; InfoPath.1; ENSFC; ENSFC Staff)

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I have no idea how that order is set, all I know is that it changed in Firefox 3.5 from what it had been in earlier versions - which was an alpha-sort.

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Which version of Firefox do you use? The order may be different in different Firefox versions.


Set browser.formfill.bucketSize to a very large value like 999999 Set browser.formfill.timeGroupingSize to 0

To open the about:config page, type about:config in the location (address) bar and press the Enter key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website. If you see a warning then you can confirm that you want to access that page.

See also https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Namoroka/Improved_form_history#Configuration