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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 9 months ago

Answered by McCoy 9 months ago

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How do I disable the englarged address bar when I focus on it?

As of Firefox 75, the address bar plumps out in an "enlarged" state. This is a new feature of Firefox 75, announced here: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/04/07/latest-… (read more)

As of Firefox 75, the address bar plumps out in an "enlarged" state. This is a new feature of Firefox 75, announced here: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/04/07/latest-firefox-updates-address-bar-making-search-easier-than-ever/

I'm wondering: how can I revert this back to how it was? I don't want it to plump out since it partly covers up the surrounding UI elements. I have a muscle memory for sometimes minimizing this bar with Escape, then clicking one of my bookmarks or one of the UI elements. I haven't had an issue seeing the address bar before, so this new feature is a detriment to me.

Thank you

Asked by Me 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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How to keep address bar from highlighting on startup ?

My address bar looks "highlighed" when I open FF (see attached image). Is there a way to keep it as normal ? I don't like it because it covers a bit my shortcuts bar. … (read more)

My address bar looks "highlighed" when I open FF (see attached image). Is there a way to keep it as normal ? I don't like it because it covers a bit my shortcuts bar.

Asked by James 9 months ago

Answered by droidekas 9 months ago

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Old tab better?

Hi, after last firefox update, you deleted smal triangle button that was on the right side on tab where you type site adress, can you bring this back it was really handy … (read more)

Hi, after last firefox update, you deleted smal triangle button that was on the right side on tab where you type site adress, can you bring this back it was really handy :P

Asked by Amphora 9 months ago

Answered by gimmebackmydog 9 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 9 months ago

Answered by were_cat3 9 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 9 months ago

Answered by McCoy 9 months ago

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Remove "Search with google" and "Search with amazom.co.uk" from the address bar drop down list

In version 75 when I click in the address bar, a list of my most common sites appears, but at the TOP of this list are search with google and also amazon.co.uk. These are… (read more)

In version 75 when I click in the address bar, a list of my most common sites appears, but at the TOP of this list are search with google and also amazon.co.uk. These are options I do not want to see, just "my" web sites. How can I remove these two items from the drop down list? Thanks.

Asked by siroctopusuk 9 months ago

Answered by siroctopusuk 9 months ago

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The window at the top of my Firefox page had on the right hand side "show history," with a down pointing arrow -- it's disappeared. Thoughts?

The window at the top of my Firefox page used to have the following on the right hand side of the box (in left to right order): "show history" (which, when hovered over d… (read more)

The window at the top of my Firefox page used to have the following on the right hand side of the box (in left to right order): "show history" (which, when hovered over displayed a downward facing arrow); "toggle reader view"; "page actions"; "save to pocket"; and " bookmark this page". The "show history" button has disappeared. Does anyone know how to it back? I've attached a screenshot showing from left to right icons for "toggle reader view" "page actions" "save to pocket" and "bookmark this page." Thanks.

Asked by richardstephan 9 months ago

Answered by philipp 9 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 9 months ago

Answered by McCoy 9 months ago

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Turn off initial suggestions when clicking in address bar

Is there a way to turn off the initial suggestions when just clicking into address bar? I can turn off all history when using address bar which removes the initial popdo… (read more)

Is there a way to turn off the initial suggestions when just clicking into address bar? I can turn off all history when using address bar which removes the initial popdown, but that also turns off using history once I start typing into the address bar. I want suggestions based on my history once I actually start typing something. What I don't want is to get a bunch of previous sites pop down by simply clicking into the address bar. I have tried several things with no luck so far. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Asked by Shane 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 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 9 months ago

Answered by McCoy 9 months ago

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How do i get rid of the 'new' addressbar ?

Since FF75 whenever i open a new tab or type in the adressbar the adressbar enlarges unnecessarily (see red marking in the picture (b), (c)), bleeding over in the tabs ab… (read more)

Since FF75 whenever i open a new tab or type in the adressbar the adressbar enlarges unnecessarily (see red marking in the picture (b), (c)), bleeding over in the tabs above (a) and covering (darkening, with a shadow effect) the bookmarks below the addressbar (d).

to me this is completely unusable in this state and everytime i see it, it is highly disturbing to the eye. how do i get rid of this?

Asked by me 9 months ago

Answered by Eve 9 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 9 months ago

Answered by gimmebackmydog 9 months ago

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FF75: Disable urlbar expansion

Is there a preference to disable the expansion of the urlbar (aka address bar, awesome bar, mega bar) without disabling its new features? When expanded, it covers part of… (read more)

Is there a preference to disable the expansion of the urlbar (aka address bar, awesome bar, mega bar) without disabling its new features? When expanded, it covers part of my bookmarks bar and makes it harder to click the bookmarks. Also I dislike the chunky UI look.

Things I've tried that did not solve my problem:

  • browser.urlbar.megabar: This is gone in 75.0.
  • browser.urlbar.update1: This disables the expansion, but also disables the new icons, suggestions, etc.
  • browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus: I don't know what this does but it wasn't it.
  • ui.prefersReducedMotion: This disables the animation, but the bar is still expanded.
  • Search with the Firefox address bar: There is no information there about the expansion.

I'm hoping there is a browser.urlbar.update1.expand or similar that I can toggle off. If there definitely isn't, please confirm so I can submit a bug.

Asked by P1h3r1e3d13 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months 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 9 months ago

Answered by Yinmin 9 months ago