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How can I control Location Bar Autocomplete?

In my previous version of FF (52 ESR) Location Bar Autocomplete was controlled by [options > privacy > address bar suggestions]. in current FFv62 only seems to enab… (read more)

In my previous version of FF (52 ESR) Location Bar Autocomplete was controlled by [options > privacy > address bar suggestions]. in current FFv62 only seems to enable it, but not control it's settings. Specifically Location Bar Autocomplete ONLY works for addresses already visited that session rather than for bookmarks as set.

My current settings are

[options > search > search bar] = use address bar

[options > search > *] = all other options disabled

[options > privacy > forms and passwords > *] = all disabled

[options > privacy > history > custom > remember browsing] = enabled

[options > privacy > history > custom > clear on close ( enabled) > settings] = all enabled but cookies and data section

[options > privacy > address bar] = only bookmarks checked

[about:config > browser.urlbar.auto] = all true


is this bugged or what do I need to change to get it back to autocompleting bookmark urls?

Asked by Nox Ferocia 1 year ago

Answered by philipp 1 year ago

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Autocomplete from bookmarks doesn't work when I delete all history, until I delete places.sqlite, but then stops working again next time the history is cleared.

I've noticed that with the latest update (62.0, I think), autocomplete won't work for bookmarks when the browsing and download history is deleted. I discovered this by l… (read more)

I've noticed that with the latest update (62.0, I think), autocomplete won't work for bookmarks when the browsing and download history is deleted. I discovered this by looking into why autocomplete wouldn't work and finding this https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1180019, so I deleted the places.sqlite file and that fixed it. That is, until the next time I deleted the browsing and download history. So I guess for now I could try to automate the process of deleting places.sqlite every time I clear the history, but I would like to find some internal Firefox setting or something that would fix this permanently.

Asked by pafirefox 1 year ago

Answered by Roland Tanglao 1 year ago