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Search history problem!

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The google search toolbar has history of your previous searches in a dropdown arrow, but this is an add-on and I hear google will stop supporting it. Firefox comes with it's own search window in the upper right, but curiously, does not have a way to look at your previous searches. Am I simply not seeing it?

The google search toolbar has history of your previous searches in a dropdown arrow, but this is an add-on and I hear google will stop supporting it. Firefox comes with it's own search window in the upper right, but curiously, does not have a way to look at your previous searches. Am I simply not seeing it?

Chosen solution

Add code to userChrome.css below the @namespace line.

You can use the ChromEdit Plus or Stylish extension to have easier access to the customization files.


@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

/* Searchbar History */
#searchbar .autocomplete-history-dropmarker {
 -moz-binding: url("chrome://global/content/bindings/autocomplete.xml#history-dropmarker"); 
 display: -moz-box !important;
 -moz-appearance: toolbarbutton-dropdown !important;
}
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Hasan 469 solutions 5600 answers

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-> click Firefox button and click Options -> Privacy -> History section -> Firefox will: select "Use Custom Settings for History" -> REMOVE Checkmark from Permanent Private Browsing mode -> place Checkmarks on:

1) Remember my Browsing History 2) Remember Download History 3) Remember Search and Form History 4) Accept Cookies from sites -> click Exceptions... button and click "Remove All Sites" 4a) Accept Third-party Cookies -> Keep Until : select They Expire

-> REMOVE CHECKMARK from CLEAR HISTORY WHEN FIREFOX CLOSES

-> Click OK on Options window -> Restart Firefox

Check and tell if its working.

-> When you use Clear Recent History feature, make sure NOT to select Forms and Search History

-> See these articles to know How your Search History can be Deleted

-> If you use Privacy Cleanup Softwares like CCleaner, don't select Firefox in the Applications List. They might be responsible for Deleting Firefox Session and other History Settings.

-> click '''Firefox''' button and click '''Options''' -> Privacy -> History section -> '''Firefox will: select "Use Custom Settings for History"''' -> REMOVE Checkmark from '''Permanent Private Browsing mode''' -> place Checkmarks on: 1) Remember my Browsing History 2) Remember Download History 3) Remember Search and Form History 4) Accept Cookies from sites -> click '''Exceptions...''' button and click "Remove All Sites" 4a) Accept Third-party Cookies -> '''Keep Until : select''' '''They Expire''' -> REMOVE CHECKMARK from CLEAR HISTORY WHEN FIREFOX CLOSES -> Click OK on Options window -> Restart Firefox Check and tell if its working. -> When you use '''Clear Recent History''' feature, make sure NOT to select '''Forms and Search History''' -> See these articles to know How your Search History can be Deleted * Clearing Location bar History - https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Clearing%20Location%20bar%20history * How to Clear Search bar History - https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/How%20to%20clear%20Search%20bar%20history -> If you use Privacy Cleanup Softwares like CCleaner, don't select Firefox in the Applications List. They might be responsible for Deleting Firefox Session and other History Settings.

Question owner

Actually: What I was asking was not how to get it to remember your history. I can't see my history! Unlike the google toolbar, there is no dropdown to see what you previous searches were. Is there a way to make the FF search bar have a dropdown button like google does? It just seems stupid to have TWO search bars - one int eh upper corner and one in the lower corner.

Actually: What I was asking was not how to get it to remember your history. I can't see my history! Unlike the google toolbar, there is no dropdown to see what you previous searches were. Is there a way to make the FF search bar have a dropdown button like google does? It just seems stupid to have TWO search bars - one int eh upper corner and one in the lower corner.
Hasan 469 solutions 5600 answers

The settings i provided in my previous post are to make sure that your Next/New Searches won't be Cleared/Deleted/Forgotton.

And there are 2 Search bar places (both at the top):

1) through Address bar

2) Firefox Search bar

jeff5656: one in the upper corner and one in the lower corner. Which Lower Corner Search bar are you referring to ?? Can you attach a Screenshots of it ??

The settings i provided in my previous post are to make sure that your Next/New Searches won't be Cleared/Deleted/Forgotton. And there are 2 Search bar places (both at the top): 1) through Address bar * https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Location%20bar%20search 2) Firefox Search bar * https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Search%20bar '''''jeff5656:''' one in the upper corner and one in the lower corner''. Which Lower Corner Search bar are you referring to ?? Can you attach a Screenshots of it ?? * https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Adding%20screenshots

Modified by Hasan

Question owner

See the screen shot for what I'm looking for. I just want the built-in search box in firefox to have a dropdown so I can see the list of all my previous searches. The google search bar add-on does this, but google is no longer supporting it and since my firefox has a 1.47 GB memory leak (as of this writing) I want to get rid of any addons I don't need.

See the screen shot for what I'm looking for. I just want the built-in search box in firefox to have a dropdown so I can see the list of all my previous searches. The google search bar add-on does this, but google is no longer supporting it and since my firefox has a 1.47 GB memory leak (as of this writing) I want to get rid of any addons I don't need.

Modified by jeff5656

Hasan 469 solutions 5600 answers

The lower one is from the Google Toolbar that is installed in your Firefox. Uninstall Google Toolbar if you don't need it.

-> Troubleshooting extensions and themes

Check and tell if its working.

The lower one is from the Google Toolbar that is installed in your Firefox. Uninstall Google Toolbar if you don't need it. -> Troubleshooting extensions and themes * https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Troubleshooting%20extensions%20and%20themes Check and tell if its working.

Question owner

Yes I realize that. The question was how do I add a drop down to the FF search box so I can see a list of my previous searches? THEN I can remove the Google Toolbar.

Yes I realize that. The question was how do I add a drop down to the FF search box so I can see a list of my previous searches? THEN I can remove the Google Toolbar.

Modified by jeff5656

cor-el
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Add code to userChrome.css below the @namespace line.

You can use the ChromEdit Plus or Stylish extension to have easier access to the customization files.


@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

/* Searchbar History */
#searchbar .autocomplete-history-dropmarker {
 -moz-binding: url("chrome://global/content/bindings/autocomplete.xml#history-dropmarker"); 
 display: -moz-box !important;
 -moz-appearance: toolbarbutton-dropdown !important;
}
Add code to userChrome.css below the @namespace line. * http://kb.mozillazine.org/userChrome.css * http://kb.mozillazine.org/Editing_configuration You can use the ChromEdit Plus or Stylish extension to have easier access to the customization files. * ChromEdit Plus: http://webdesigns.ms11.net/chromeditp.html ---- <pre><nowiki>@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */ /* Searchbar History */ #searchbar .autocomplete-history-dropmarker { -moz-binding: url("chrome://global/content/bindings/autocomplete.xml#history-dropmarker"); display: -moz-box !important; -moz-appearance: toolbarbutton-dropdown !important; }</nowiki></pre>

Modified by cor-el

Question owner

Thank you cor-el!! You solved it. Now why on EARTH would the FF developers not have that as the default? No one except a few tech geeks would ever know how to do that themselves...

Thank you cor-el!! You solved it. Now why on EARTH would the FF developers not have that as the default? No one except a few tech geeks would ever know how to do that themselves...