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Can not disable address bar search

I got a new computer running windows 11. I installed Firefox as my default browser. I then noticed the address bar performing search which is annoying as hell and actua… (read more)

I got a new computer running windows 11.

I installed Firefox as my default browser. I then noticed the address bar performing search which is annoying as hell and actually and interferes with productivity as I use search. Basically, I have to redo searches after the address bar. It is problematic. The one off search from address bar according to last survey only 26% of users like it. rest want it gone.

As for me, I have tried the solution of Keyword set to false and the browser url oneoff also set to false.

I saw another suggested item of turn off keyword search. However, that item does not have an off button or switch within Windows 11. Just check marks of the suggested keywords that developers installed into the field when downloaded. I unchecked all the items as that was the only change I could do. So, there is no keyword selected. I closed all browser windows and restarted Firefox.

The address bar search still occurs. This make the previous question and answer solution invalid as of August 12, 2022.

I consider this a BUG and a major development of Firefox browser failure. When I search, I am looking for generally wide range of results and alternative search options are better than specific one off search. Best example; What is difference between Clementines and Mandarins? As a one off search you get one set of results. When you use the proper search box of a search engine, you get totally different results that are more useful and less time consuming to know the full range of answers, history, physical traits as well as other items not considered in the address bar search. In the search engine box, you do get the address bar search items. However, they always are 6 to 20 down the list of preferred or most useful. However, the address bar search results do not have all the top 5 items from the search engine search. It is a matter of how the address bar does the search that is at issue. For whatever reason, the results are not as good as direct input. You will have to determine through investigation why that is. However, that is a year's worth of investigation if anyone would do it. In the mean time, this address bar search needs a simple button that does all the changes necessary to make it stop!

Additionally, I find multiple related search options that are given by search engines extremely helpful when looking for related type of searches. This is something that the address bar search can not do and was never designed or allowed to do. Thus, it causes loss of productivity.

As such and because it does cause loss of productivity, it is a BUG and by law, Mozilla must remove items or provide easy solution to stop productivity failure.

The current solution does not work. That means Mozilla must provide an update immediately to make this feature go away for those who find it annoying, useless or interference with productivity!

Asked by pmadison1 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 28 minutes ago

password saver

I have searched and searched, tried some formums...and no one seems to have a straight clear answer. when I go to my password maneger, How can I edit or change anything w… (read more)

I have searched and searched, tried some formums...and no one seems to have a straight clear answer. when I go to my password maneger, How can I edit or change anything when every pasword and site looks like this. 3b4a3f36-7056-4eee-bcb3-2b0838fa07e1 I have no idea they all look like this.

Asked by The Boss 1 week ago

Last reply by Dropa 3 hours ago

Firefox Headers and Menu bar to large Windows 11 but ok Windows 10

Firefox using Windows 11 the Top Menu bar takes up to much real estate. But running same Browser on Windows 10 it works fine. How can I reduce the top Menu Bar so I can s… (read more)

Firefox using Windows 11 the Top Menu bar takes up to much real estate. But running same Browser on Windows 10 it works fine. How can I reduce the top Menu Bar so I can see more of Web page as far to big on Windows 11? Any ideas help appreciated. Does anyone know of a cure.? Check the attached image or Images for proof. Even some web pages its far to wide to fit screen.

Asked by twinjenz 11 hours ago

Last reply by RobertJ 11 hours ago

Unable to access many sites, which I could previously

Until recently my browser accessed all the sites I have used for years and now I cannot access them. As an example the message I receive is "You don't have permission to … (read more)

Until recently my browser accessed all the sites I have used for years and now I cannot access them. As an example the message I receive is "You don't have permission to access "http://booking.jetstar.com/au/en/booking/select-flights" on this server".

Reference #18.62052017.1660274157.1f6107dd Other sites like my banking site I can access freely on Edge but cannot on Firefox. No error message in that case, just says error try again. All this started after I loaded Norton. I have had them look at the system, and they have, but also point out that it is not them as I can access the site from Edge. I have looked at the help page and their are thousands of people with the same query but no fixes! As a long term supporter of Firefox I am disappointed that I now have to use Edge to do most of my business. HELP

Asked by arf112 1 day ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 17 hours ago

Opt-Out

I have been able to Opt-Out of my personal information with Google but, I still have an issue with Firefox. When a search is opened I get the following site with my addre… (read more)

I have been able to Opt-Out of my personal information with Google but, I still have an issue with Firefox.

When a search is opened I get the following site with my address information listed: USA People Search.

I keep getting the run-around with that website.

What can Firefox do to remove that information?

Thank you, Marty

Asked by mbsking 1 day ago

Last reply by Terry 22 hours ago

why i am getting error message and unable to upload website?

An error occurred during a connection to permitexam.dmv.ny.gov. The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments. If you are unable… (read more)

An error occurred during a connection to permitexam.dmv.ny.gov.

   The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.
   If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer’s network connection.
   If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

Asked by denesepalmer 1 day ago

Last reply by RobertJ 1 day ago

Cannot import bookmarks into Firefox

Just got a new laptop. Am trying to export the bookmarks from the old laptop to the new laptop. The backup (.json) says it cannot process the file. The .html just does… (read more)

Just got a new laptop. Am trying to export the bookmarks from the old laptop to the new laptop. The backup (.json) says it cannot process the file. The .html just does nothing. Firefox version is the same on both laptops. When I open the .html on my old laptop, I can see all of my bookmarks. When I open it on my new laptop, it seems to be blank, even though it's clearly not. I've tried several times. Version on both laptops is 103.0.2 64 bit. HELP!!

Asked by terri.gever 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

blank white screen

Yesterday (08/10) I ran a supplied update and suddenly the blank white screen problem was solved. Today when I try these same sites the problem reappears. Who sent out … (read more)

Yesterday (08/10) I ran a supplied update and suddenly the blank white screen problem was solved. Today when I try these same sites the problem reappears. Who sent out the update? Why does it not work today? This is only a problem on my desktop. I can still see the sites on my iphone.

Asked by alan.dippel 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

broken website page

I tried to load the check in page on Allegiant Air and it was blank. Every other page loaded. I went to Edge and the page loaded fine. After checking in using Edge I went… (read more)

I tried to load the check in page on Allegiant Air and it was blank. Every other page loaded. I went to Edge and the page loaded fine. After checking in using Edge I went back to Firefox and tried to view my boarding pass, blank page also. Cookie setting? Probably not but how do I change my cookie selection for a page?

Asked by Bruce 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

error accessing gmail

Why do I get this message in firefox when I can open gmail in Microsoft Edge? Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to www.google.com. PR_END_OF_… (read more)

Why do I get this message in firefox when I can open gmail in Microsoft Edge?

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to www.google.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Asked by salecat48 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

password recovery

I have a Firefox account on an old laptop, which has all my passwords in it! But the laptop "died" and I now have another one which I am trying to reinstall! I thought al… (read more)

I have a Firefox account on an old laptop, which has all my passwords in it! But the laptop "died" and I now have another one which I am trying to reinstall! I thought all my passwords etc were safe and that I could recover them on my new machine once I had loaded Firefox, but passwords do not appear in the privacy and security section. Can I get all my old info back please and if so how? Many thanks Michele

Asked by the2m.wise 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Sites not opening in Firefox

I now have four websites that either won't open in Firefox or open better in Chrome. Firefox is my default browser and I hate the aggravation of opening a new tab for Chr… (read more)

I now have four websites that either won't open in Firefox or open better in Chrome. Firefox is my default browser and I hate the aggravation of opening a new tab for Chrome to access those four sites. They are sites I use regularly.

Asked by rreading 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago