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How to eliminate website suggestions from address bar.

The latest update of Firefox includes an incredibly annoying "feature". Clicking in the address bar brings up a drop-down list of sites: youtube, facebook, reddit, wikipe… (read more)

The latest update of Firefox includes an incredibly annoying "feature". Clicking in the address bar brings up a drop-down list of sites: youtube, facebook, reddit, wikipedia, twitter. This is distracting and I don't like Firefox shilling for these other sites. How do I get rid of these?

Asked by Mike 1 month ago

Answered by McCoy 1 month ago

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address bar dropdown arrow and menu of sites gone with recent update of firefox

"question: says it all. I have gone to "Options' and checked all the boxes and still I get only an abbreviated list of sites that I visit or have visited and this does no… (read more)

"question: says it all. I have gone to "Options' and checked all the boxes and still I get only an abbreviated list of sites that I visit or have visited and this does not change with time. I have been using Firefox for years and this has never happened after an upgrade. For instance every time i want to go to my Hotmail account, I have to type in the URL in the address bar where as I used to be able to hit the drop down arrow in the address bar, a menu would drop down and i could click on Hotmail or Bank of America, etc and be taken to the site.

Asked by casale 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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How can I enable back the dropdown in address bar?

So my Firefox Developer edition just got updated to the version 74.0b2 and I got this brand new address/search bar. One of the things that it used to have before it had b… (read more)

So my Firefox Developer edition just got updated to the version 74.0b2 and I got this brand new address/search bar. One of the things that it used to have before it had been updated was a simple arrow-down button that, when clicked, showed the most visited sites. Now, after the update, this button is gone (pic related). This makes my experience with Firefox *extremely* worse, because now I don't have a quick access to open one of my most visited sites inside the current tab without starting typing their addresses. Is there any option to bring that feature back? Is removal of this button an already-made design choice for Firefox that will stay with us for the next versions?

Asked by AWKjrh32r1 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Address bar changes?

So with this most recent update for Firefox, the nature of my address bar has changed significantly and I am NOT a fan. I'm a creature of habit and like to have the sites… (read more)

So with this most recent update for Firefox, the nature of my address bar has changed significantly and I am NOT a fan. I'm a creature of habit and like to have the sites I visit frequently on my address bar drop down for me to click on the fly. These mainly are comics I read and a couple other things. These, however, are now gone and replaced with my "top sites", none of which are the pages I frequently visit.

The new help pages are useless. I understand the update also includes security so I'm not looking to revert to an older version, I just want to revert the address bar back to how it was. Help, please.


I guess I shouldve dug a little deeper. In case any one has this same issue, the way to fix it (albeit temporarily?) is:

Type in the address bar about:config and press Enter. (ignore the warning)

Type in the search bar and look for the preference :

browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus

and set its value to false

Asked by were_cat3 1 month ago

Answered by were_cat3 1 month ago

how do i turn off the popup urlbar in the latest nightly build? (77.0a1 09/04/2020)

Again asking for help to turn off the popup urlbar "pic related",I have asked the same question back then in Nightly version 75.0a1 when this (irritating) feature was int… (read more)

Again asking for help to turn off the popup urlbar "pic related",I have asked the same question back then in Nightly version 75.0a1 when this (irritating) feature was introduced and I tried the same steps but setting "browser.urlbar.update1" to "false" doesn't work.

is this permanent? if so why? if I wanted a bulky UI I would just use the Touch Mode or the Normal Mode, at least give us the option to turn it off/on, my problem with this is 1- it ruins the Perfect aesthetic of the UI and make FF looks like Quasimodo (just saying FF has the best UI out there) 2- it overlaps with other elements of the Compact UI like the bookmarks toolbar making it irritating as a "Jack Russell terrier"

and do me please a favor Don't ruin the compact UI

Asked by CypherSoc 1 month ago

Last reply by merina 3 weeks ago

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Every time I start firefox the address bar pops out and asks if I want to search or enter address How do I stop this crap?

Starting Firefox the address bar pops out and asks if I want to search or enter an address. How do I stop it? I have looked everywhere toggled everything and this will … (read more)

Starting Firefox the address bar pops out and asks if I want to search or enter an address. How do I stop it? I have looked everywhere toggled everything and this will not stop. I just want it t stop, please can some one tell me how to put an end to this garbage?

Asked by mrbeta 1 month ago

Answered by Yinmin 1 month ago

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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 1 month ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 month 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 1 month ago

Last reply by vinicius.janick 1 month ago

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Search Bar grows in all directions when selected

The search bar now grows in all directions (not just the dropdown appearing below) any time it is selected, however it's just making the box bigger and creating more whit… (read more)

The search bar now grows in all directions (not just the dropdown appearing below) any time it is selected, however it's just making the box bigger and creating more white space that is not used which is quite jarring.. I'm not sure if this is a bug or is supposed to be a UI 'improvement', but is there any way to disable this?

Asked by colin26 1 month ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 month ago

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The new update makes the address bar larger when it has focus. How do I turn this off???

Every UI update, there's something that makes me enjoy Firefox less and less and it becomes more and more difficult to make it something I feel is reasonable. Having the … (read more)

Every UI update, there's something that makes me enjoy Firefox less and less and it becomes more and more difficult to make it something I feel is reasonable. Having the address bar suddenly take up more of the UI is bad design and not only irks me on a design level but it just doesn't need to be that large. I *know* it has focus because I did it deliberately.

So how do I turn this "feature" off?

Asked by dhicks34 3 months ago

Answered by Danny Colin 3 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 1 month ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 month 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 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month 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 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month 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 1 month ago

Last reply by BaffledByFirefox 1 month ago

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How can I turn off the new (and really irritating) url textbox popout feature/styling ?

This is not the same as the https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1270094 - "how do i turn off the popup urlbar in the latest nightly build? Question and the soln… (read more)

This is not the same as the https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1270094 - "how do i turn off the popup urlbar in the latest nightly build? Question and the soln to that Q: set browser.urlbar.megabar preference to false has no effect on what I'm seeing ( or rather, being stabbed in the eyes with ) - the search bar url text box now becomes a popup window in its own right.

Asked by Bob 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 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 1 month ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 month ago

How to disable address bar from popping?

You guys made a change with with the address bar when now if you click on it or open a new tab, it pops out more than usual. It's annoying af and I want to disable it. Ex… (read more)

You guys made a change with with the address bar when now if you click on it or open a new tab, it pops out more than usual. It's annoying af and I want to disable it. Explain how please. FF 74

Asked by bdelcarpio 3 months ago

Last reply by catnapster 1 month 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 1 month ago

Answered by philipp 1 month ago