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Firefox Suggest

Back to Firefox after a few years away, I like the feature Firefox suggest, however, it opens up and switches to the site selected when selected, (middle button), is ther… (read more)

Back to Firefox after a few years away, I like the feature Firefox suggest, however, it opens up and switches to the site selected when selected, (middle button), is there a way to open these in the background. Any help would be much appreciated.

Asked by xxxnevsxxx 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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How to turn off "Firefox Suggest" 92.0b1

Firefox Suggest has reared it's head again in the new beta. Does anyone know if it's possible to turn it off? The checkbox referenced here: https://support.mozilla.org/e… (read more)

Firefox Suggest has reared it's head again in the new beta. Does anyone know if it's possible to turn it off? The checkbox referenced here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/navigate-web-faster-firefox-suggest no longer seems to exist and I don't see anything in about:config that looks like it.

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Asked by cewinter 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Change in the way Firefox suggests as I type in the address bar

Until recently, when I started typing in the address bar, FF was offering suggestions that were clearly based on addresses I had gone to in the past and seemed remarkably… (read more)

Until recently, when I started typing in the address bar, FF was offering suggestions that were clearly based on addresses I had gone to in the past and seemed remarkably prescient about where I wanted to go. For example, if I typed the name of my hosting service, Seanet, one of the top 2 or 3 choices would be Seanet's login page.

Now, if I type "sean" for example, I get a bunch of irrelevant stuff ("sean connery") and about 10 lines down, it says "firefox suggests" and one of those is the login page. I ran into an article talking about how to change settings under privacy/address bar, but those don't affect this behavior. They change what might be the source of suggestions, and I limited it to browsing history, and that didn't help at all.

Maybe this is something that can't be fixed, but things were easier when FF listed very near the top the actual addresses I went to. Not all have deteriorated, e.g. (to reveal stuff about me) typing "x" gets xkcd.com as the first suggestion, and typing "e" gets explainxkcd.com as the first (sorry, sometimes I don't get the computer references and need an explanation).

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by zarky1 9 months ago

Answered by zarky1 9 months ago