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Stop Search Suggestions in the Awesome Bar

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Google is my default search engine. I followed the instructions to turn off Search Suggestions in Firefox 13. Unfortunately, this only seems to work if I search from the Search Bar. If I search from the Awesome Bar, which I prefer, Search Suggestions still appear. Can I prevent search suggestions from the Awesome Bar as well? I can do this in Google Chrome - please tell me I can do it in Firefox!

The way to do this in Chrome is enter the following URL as your default search engine:

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&complete=0&site=webhp&q=%s&btnK=Google+Search

I don't see a way to do this in Firefox 13. BTW, the above URL also prevents Google Autocomplete and Google Instant.

Chosen solution

ok, thanks for clarifying - you can enter about:config into the locationbar and search for the preference named keyword.url. doubleclick & set it to https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&complete=0&site=webhp&q= - this should also redirect searches from the firefox location bar to the google version without suggestions.

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philipp
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hello the suggestions on the awesomebar are suggestions by your bookmarks & history & shouldn't be provided by google. you can disable those in firefox/tools > options > privacy > location bar - suggest nothing...

Question owner

My Firefox options already include "Suggest nothing". What I am seeing does not come from my Bookmarks or History. These are Search Suggestions. Please see the attachment.

philipp
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Chosen Solution

ok, thanks for clarifying - you can enter about:config into the locationbar and search for the preference named keyword.url. doubleclick & set it to https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&complete=0&site=webhp&q= - this should also redirect searches from the firefox location bar to the google version without suggestions.

Modified by philipp

Question owner

That solved it. Thank you.