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Revert FF75 search bar

I've changed the settings found in this thread to remove the suggestions: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1283813 I also want to revert the stupid focus effec… (read more)

I've changed the settings found in this thread to remove the suggestions: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1283813

I also want to revert the stupid focus effect on the search bar. This is a classic case of "don't fix what isn't broken". I'd love to know if the people making these decisions at Mozilla actually use their product. From my experience in large orgs with product owners, I'd bet my entire paycheck that they don't.

Asked by daxter 5 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 5 months ago

cancel adress bar highlight

Since last update (75.0) firefox highlights the adress bar when I select it. (See printscreen) I do not want that. I want it to remain "normal" blank when I type somethi… (read more)

Since last update (75.0) firefox highlights the adress bar when I select it. (See printscreen)

I do not want that.

I want it to remain "normal" blank when I type something in it.

How do I go back to that behaviour?

Asked by Mic 5 months ago

Last reply by vinicius.janick 5 months ago

Optimize address bar...!

Its a Joke, Mozilla? First at all, please fire this bad employee: https://www.camp-firefox.de/profil/1-s%C3%B6ren-hentzschel/ He close Topics like this, with no reason, h… (read more)

Its a Joke, Mozilla?

First at all, please fire this bad employee: https://www.camp-firefox.de/profil/1-s%C3%B6ren-hentzschel/

He close Topics like this, with no reason, he is not up to his job. He just rattles off his mandatory text and says we have to get used to it, with version 77 it will be standard.

I've been using Firefox for about 18 years now, I've even donated, I just wonder why this beta was released.

Generally I don't understand why designers are constantly tinkering with design everywhere, are designers currently on offer ?!

Now my problem: If the proportions fit, I shouldn't care, in this case the address line was simply enlarged without scaling the surroundings ... now I'm on the start page and have to be extremely precise so as not to accidentally open the address bar, which completely overlaps the bookmark symbols, great, really funny.

Asked by Tom#93 5 months ago

Last reply by Seburo 5 months ago

deactivate searchbar when clicking next to addressbar

first of all, the new searchbar is a PITA. why would you make it pop out and enlarge?! do you wanna appeal to the elderly to make them realize where they just clicked?! a… (read more)

first of all, the new searchbar is a PITA. why would you make it pop out and enlarge?! do you wanna appeal to the elderly to make them realize where they just clicked?! a simple colored border would be just enough. The dropdown would be alright, except when you actually wanted to click a bookmark. now you can press escape, but the searchbar uncomfortably hovers over the bookmark bar, which gives me a weird kind of claustrophobia. Even worse when you want to deactivate that hover you have to click somewhere on the site, not just on the free empty space left or right of the searchbar. And guess how much fun it is finding a spot to click that is not a link...

Asked by Draethorian 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

drop down url box

the "new firefox" keeps filling my screen (slightly annoyingly) with what I am guessing is recent dropdown url suggestions I dont want the dropdown suggestions - I dont w… (read more)

the "new firefox" keeps filling my screen (slightly annoyingly) with what I am guessing is recent dropdown url suggestions

I dont want the dropdown suggestions - I dont want to delete history

I'd just like to revert back to the behaviour that......that previous version of firefox had

not possible?

Asked by quartz 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Has the Firefox address bar swollen in Firefox v75.0?

Has the Firefox address bar suddenly got larger in the latest version of Firefox (v75.0)? It seems to swell up on occasions, and then clutters up and gets in the way of… (read more)

Has the Firefox address bar suddenly got larger in the latest version of Firefox (v75.0)? It seems to swell up on occasions, and then clutters up and gets in the way of the icons on the toolbar. Does anyone know how to stop it?

Asked by BaffledByFirefox 5 months ago

Last reply by BaffledByFirefox 5 months ago

adress line keeps turning into big searchbox

every time i open new tab the address line doubles in size and turns into a search-box. the new tab IS a search engine and i do not want this action. i have separate sear… (read more)

every time i open new tab the address line doubles in size and turns into a search-box. the new tab IS a search engine and i do not want this action. i have separate search-box on the same toolbar. i removed an addon, changed settings that i can find and still get it. noticed forefox crashing occasionally after this started up.

Asked by TsDeane 5 months ago

Last reply by McCoy 5 months ago

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Latest update on April 14/15 reset my address bar's drop-down menu to shows websites I haven't visited in years

After the latest update on April 14/15, the drop-down menu on my address bar now mostly shows websites I haven't visited in years, and none I've visited recently. And the… (read more)

After the latest update on April 14/15, the drop-down menu on my address bar now mostly shows websites I haven't visited in years, and none I've visited recently. And the instructions for deleting single items (shift+delete) aren't working.

Asked by paleogreg 5 months ago

Answered by philipp 5 months ago

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I cannot remove the function of Address Bar I don't need.

When I click on the Address Bar, these useless advice keep showing up. I want to remove them but I dont know how. And I tried everything in setting, nothing works. … (read more)

When I click on the Address Bar, these useless advice keep showing up. I want to remove them but I dont know how. And I tried everything in setting, nothing works.

Asked by Raku 5 months ago

Answered by McCoy 5 months ago

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URL Bar now shows my top sites instead of personal history.

Is there an option in about:config that makes the url bar not show my top sites? I know that disabling top sites or changing browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.tops… (read more)

Is there an option in about:config that makes the url bar not show my top sites? I know that disabling top sites or changing browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.topsites to false will make the url bar act like in the past, but i don't want to disable my top sites. When i open a new tab, i want the page to show my custom top sites and the url bar show suggestions based on my history.

Asked by Mike 5 months ago

Answered by McCoy 5 months ago

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Address bar in 75.0 doesn't work the same as in 74.0.1

In 74.0.1, when I clicked into the address bar, the previous contents were completely selected by a black background and I could type a new URL or search. In 75.0, I am … (read more)

In 74.0.1, when I clicked into the address bar, the previous contents were completely selected by a black background and I could type a new URL or search. In 75.0, I am not able to click into the address bar. I am shown a dropdown list of suggestions but cannot edit or type over the previous address. How can I restore the 74.0.1 behavior?

Asked by Mike Janus 5 months ago

Answered by McCoy 5 months ago

How do I switch this useless searching feature off?

I don't know where to even start, but how do I turn this annoying feature off? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/search-firefox-address-bar?as=u&utm_source=inprodu… (read more)

I don't know where to even start, but how do I turn this annoying feature off?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/search-firefox-address-bar?as=u&utm_source=inproduct

I have gone through and clicked a never ending amount of pages and I still cannot find an answer.

I don't want a never ending drop down menu it's annoying and distracting as well as pointless, since it is easy enough to do in the background, I don't need it constantly on in the foreground. There is enough constant garbage to have to sort through, I don't need more garbage added to the visual pile of steaming crap. KISS applies.

Yes I am not happy about it..

Thanks in advance.

Asked by SHempsey 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Poll: how do people feel about the address bar in Firefox 75.0? (megabar – QuantumBar design update 1)

Poll: https://strawpoll.com/dkx61zeb Reddit discussion of the poll: https://old.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/fzd4s3/-/ Quotes from Mozilla's specification document, bl… (read more)

Poll: https://strawpoll.com/dkx61zeb

Reddit discussion of the poll: https://old.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/fzd4s3/-/

Quotes from Mozilla's specification document, blog post, release notes and knowledge base article: https://old.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/fwhlva/-/fn6cdbe/

Asked by Graham Perrin 5 months ago

Last reply by McCoy 5 months ago

Why does a item I have not searched for show up in my search history every time I use Firefox, with a Google symbol next to it?

Google.ca is my home page. Once I use the browser and then go back to my home page and click on History "Google" comes up first with the G icon but "NETGEAR Router AC2600… (read more)

Google.ca is my home page. Once I use the browser and then go back to my home page and click on History "Google" comes up first with the G icon but "NETGEAR Router AC2600" always shows up 2nd with the Google "G" icon beside it even though I have not searched for it or been on that website. This happens even if I clear history manually. Has Netgear hacked my account and/or are they tracking me, why will it not go away??? I got rid of my Netgear router a year ago. Thanks.

Asked by tadjey 5 months ago

Last reply by tadjey 5 months ago

Problem turning off URL-bar auto-suggestions in Firefox

(I remember posting this before, but I am unable to find it anywhere. Perhaps it wasn't stored. I apologize in advance for duplicate posting!) I use Firefox 75.0 (64-bits… (read more)

(I remember posting this before, but I am unable to find it anywhere. Perhaps it wasn't stored. I apologize in advance for duplicate posting!)

I use Firefox 75.0 (64-bits) on mac OS X Catalina for browsing. It gives me the following issue. When I start typing a youtube… URL in the address bar, a specific sub-page to the YouTube domain pops up first. It refers to s specific clip on youtube. While I’m typing, in front of it a grey star appears, such a marking a favorite. However, it’s NOT in my favorites. The auto-suggestions do not come from other opened tabs. This option is turned off. 
I don’t use any Firefox subscription account services for storing favorites online. Suggestions from search engines are also toggled off. 
I’ve tried all remaining suggestions on the following pages to get rid of this issue: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/remove-websites-address-bar-suggestions 1st method for clearing a single item didn’t work; 3rd method to clear my browsing history didn’t work.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1213978 I have turned off browser.urlbar.autoFill = false. Toggling this option, at least, got rid of unsolicited suggestions from the worldwide web such as youtubemoneycalculator.com. It’s a partial success!

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1213978 keyword.enabled is set to false, but toggling this won’t make any difference. browser.fixup.alternate.enabled is set to false, but toggling this won’t make any difference.


The only method that makes a difference is to turn off Addres bar suggestions from Favorites (in about:preferences#privacy). But then I don’t get any suggestions at all…

This example merely illustrates the issue with youtube… domain names, it happens with any address that I start typing in the address bar. Peculiarly, addresses that ARE stored in my favorites, do not appear first in the suggested domain names.
Okay, I’ve done my homework!

My conclusion/question: Some (former) favorites are stored in a location that I have no access to. I would like to receive suggestions as to where I can find these. Preferably, I do not want to delete every single one of them one by one.


Bottom line: It would be nice if I had some sort of control over my favorites. The suggestions appear to be totally random. If the most recently or most frequently visited favorites would appear first, that would make sense. Or if the main page would appear first (youtube.com) and not any other subpages. Does anyone know if this is possible and then, how to achieve this?

Lastly: I don’t understand why a browser that claims to be so concerned about my privacy allows for so many unwanted options. Also, it is a nuisance if these options are actually reset with every update Firefox installs. I have the impression that this happens. I did notice that now and then additional search engines are added to my one-click-search engines (about:preferences#search) without my prior notification. How does this comply with Firefox’s privacy concerns?

Asked by maszek 5 months ago

Last reply by McCoy 5 months ago

Can I get the old address bar back?

I don't know why anyone thinks this is better. I don't see the rational behind this. If there was an option to switch how it's handled that would be fine but this everyon… (read more)

I don't know why anyone thinks this is better. I don't see the rational behind this. If there was an option to switch how it's handled that would be fine but this everyone has to do it the way I want isn't mozilla. It's not why I use firefox.

I'm certain this will be ignored just like all the other questions about it. Insert principal skinner saying no it's the kids that are wrong meme.

Asked by tumaru 5 months ago

Last reply by RobertJ 5 months ago

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in the latest update, what happened to the the down arrow that brings up the list of web sites previously visited ???

What happened to the down arrow that brings up the list of web sites previously visited, it was the principal reason i was using firefox over chrome, how can i bring it b… (read more)

What happened to the down arrow that brings up the list of web sites previously visited, it was the principal reason i was using firefox over chrome, how can i bring it back?

Asked by hetzermx 5 months ago

Answered by gimmebackmydog 5 months ago