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place:type=6&sort=14&maxResults=10/ Why this appear when I type" t"?

When I type "t", the address bar automatically show" place:type=6&sort=14&maxResults=10/". Since this is not really an address, I can't delete this from history. … (read more)

When I type "t", the address bar automatically show" place:type=6&sort=14&maxResults=10/". Since this is not really an address, I can't delete this from history. When I hit return, it only brings out a google page. It never happened before and it is very annoying. I have deleted all the history but it still shows up each time.

Asked by annoyingFF 1 year ago

Last reply by annoyingFF 1 year ago

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Awesome bar is suggesting random websites instead of what it used to do.

Shift+Delete no longer works to remove these erroneous results. I've never heard of, used, visited, or wanted to visit "http://nycsubway.org/" or anything related to it,… (read more)

Shift+Delete no longer works to remove these erroneous results. I've never heard of, used, visited, or wanted to visit "http://nycsubway.org/" or anything related to it, but now firefox's "awesome" bar sends me there instead of Netflix, which I use daily. I've turned off all the random suggestions for the address bar but these random, wrong, ads keep popping up. If I've never used it, and I'm not searching for it, putting it there must mean "http://nycsubway.org/" has paid you to be an annoyance in or lives. Or why else would you do this?!

Asked by MyArrowKeysStink 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox 33 home-page search bar changed in 39

I have upgraded a few times recently to 37 and now to 39 but the firefox homepage search bar has lost all of my history and more importantl, I used to be able to double-c… (read more)

I have upgraded a few times recently to 37 and now to 39 but the firefox homepage search bar has lost all of my history and more importantl, I used to be able to double-click on it to bring up a list of recent searches. Oh yeah, and the font has been changed and is now too big :(

Is there anything I can do to import / get back my list of old searches and change the other bits? If not I will be stuck on 32 / 33 for ever!

Cheers, Jason.

Asked by oakcraft 4 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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The awesome bar's adress-bar history is a privacy threat. How to erase routinely. Even CCleaner Pro doesn't get it.

I've researched the net and every "solution" that has been offered fails to work. I'd like the awesome bar (address bar) not to remember or suggest anything and if by cha… (read more)

I've researched the net and every "solution" that has been offered fails to work.

I'd like the awesome bar (address bar) not to remember or suggest anything and if by chance it does remember something I want CCleaner to be able to delete the entries.

This is a deal breaker. If I can't protect my privacy using Firefox I'll find another browser. I am a longtime Firefox user and want to stay with Firefox.

Asked by Bellinham 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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What happened to the address bar in update 65? It's awful. It use to only show my bookmarks or websites I physically typed in. Now it shows everything but that.

What happened to the address bar in update 65? It's awful. It use to only show my most visited bookmarks(ie:facebook) or websites I physically typed in. Now it shows ever… (read more)

What happened to the address bar in update 65? It's awful. It use to only show my most visited bookmarks(ie:facebook) or websites I physically typed in. Now it shows everything but that. It makes it super cluttered and overall awful. I have tried messing with the settings and nothing works. I feel like I need to downgrade and disable automatic updates or move to a new explorer all together.

Asked by ReneeMustang 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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awesome bar doesn't work for me

awesome bar doesn't work for me. I have tried: - safe mode - refresh firefox - reinstall with Firefox folder deletion - places.sqlite fixing add-one - various about:con… (read more)

awesome bar doesn't work for me. I have tried: - safe mode - refresh firefox - reinstall with Firefox folder deletion - places.sqlite fixing add-one - various about:config parameters - Privacy settings are "Remember History"

in short, I have tried everything, it still doesn't work. Please help.

Asked by wwwera 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Disable specific address bar auto-fill suggestions.

The last two updated have killed the functionality of the address/search bar. It's now supposed to be an "awesome bar" but it's quite the opposite. Instead of my normal… (read more)

The last two updated have killed the functionality of the address/search bar. It's now supposed to be an "awesome bar" but it's quite the opposite. Instead of my normal bookmarks, like "https://www.youtube.com/feed/subscriptions" when I start typing youtube I get "youtube.com." I have tried the shift+delete to remove this suggestion but I guess the update doesn't let us do that anymore. I really want to be able to have the bar work like it used to, autofilling your most used favorite, not random garbage.

Asked by MyArrowKeysStink 1 year ago

Last reply by MyArrowKeysStink 1 year ago

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How do I disable suggestions below URL address bar as I type?

I unchecked everything in address bar suggestions in the privacy settings. Went into the search settings and unchecked provide search suggestions as well. I tried to el… (read more)

I unchecked everything in address bar suggestions in the privacy settings. Went into the search settings and unchecked provide search suggestions as well. I tried to eliminate all search engines for "One Click Search Engines" but wasn't allowed to eliminate all of them. Also went in about:config and set to false the autofill and autocomplete for firefox URL browser lines. The "awesome bar" still mirrors everything below the address bar that I type in the URL address bar. This is new to version 65 and annoying.

Asked by rlewis940 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

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How can I get old FF settings back ?

Long story short, before the latest FF update 62.0, when I started typing an letter or two in the address bar, I used to get my desired website link on the top of it. Now… (read more)

Long story short, before the latest FF update 62.0, when I started typing an letter or two in the address bar, I used to get my desired website link on the top of it.

Now, I'm not sure what happened but now I'm getting probably the most visited website link rather than the preference given as earlier. I have to type nearly half the website address or sometimes even the complete one to get the actual web address I'm trying to access, this is getting irritating. Even bookmarks aren't give the top preference over the most/latest visited link.

for example, when I typed - mo, I used to get mozilla links in the address bar drop down list - I just had to open the link I was interested in, now I have to type nearly the entire word, to even get the list related to that specific website.

Asked by regs 1 year ago

Last reply by FFus3r 1 year ago

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How to get the custom search engine with keywords (similar to that of Google Chrome) in firefox?

When will we be getting the custom search engine feature in firefox that is on par with chrome and doesn't require me to write an addon. This is really helpful in the cas… (read more)

When will we be getting the custom search engine feature in firefox that is on par with chrome and doesn't require me to write an addon. This is really helpful in the cases when the url is not that of a search engine, but requires lots of mundane and repeated url constructions - e.g. 1. https://<SomeCodeBrowserSite>.com/packages/%s/logs, https://<SomeCodeBrowserSite>.com/packages/%s/releases or https://<SomeCodeBrowserSite>.com/packages/%s/repo-info etc. while, there is a separate search engine with url - https://<SomeCodeBrowserSite>.com/search?term=<search term> 2. And each of the %s will be replaced with the string that is typed in the location bar - in the above example, the first url can be constructed

a. by typing "cbp" in the location bar and
b. space or tab
c. <the actual package name>
d. press enter
e. boom!! you see the url expands and substitutes the string and the page is being loaded.
Search requires 2 hops, while i could directly end up on the page in a single step without the requirement of navigating the search results.

3. In addition, it doesn't require to have a string field that needs to be substituted. for example, i have set "cse" for chrome://settings and as soon as i type "cse" and press enter, the settings page loads.

As a software developer, i have around 50+ such urls each tagged with specific shortcuts and this is the only thing that stops me from moving back to firefox - (desperately waiting to move to firefox given the ram consumption by chrome - but not until these 50 urls are migrated).

Asked by ThirukkaKarnan 1 year ago

Answered by ThirukkaKarnan 1 year ago

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blue bar below URL line

Since the last update a blue bar below the url bar appears. I have followed the support suggestions by 1) unchecking relevant boxes in Preferences, Search and Preferences… (read more)

Since the last update a blue bar below the url bar appears.

I have followed the support suggestions by 1) unchecking relevant boxes in Preferences, Search and Preferences, Privacy.

Then followed suggestions in about:config by changing the browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled to false.

This has not resolved the issue after several attempts.

Hit Reset Firefox and again reset the browser.urlbar.autocompleted.enabled to false. Again this did not resolve the issue.

Please advise how to resolve as the blue bar and list of suggestions is both not required and annoying to the point of no longer using this browser.

Asked by Jazzguy77 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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I have the toolbar on the same line as the address bar, but I still have an empty space below this. How do I get rid of it?

I have a wide format screen which allows me to have the address bar, search bar, and menu bar on the same line. This left an empty line below these, taking up vertical sp… (read more)

I have a wide format screen which allows me to have the address bar, search bar, and menu bar on the same line. This left an empty line below these, taking up vertical space. How do I eliminate it?

Asked by SCMcCarty 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Why can't I find sites that used to be on the drop-down menu presented when I rolled over the address bar?

After downloading and installing Firefox 62.0, I found that when I mouse over the address bar, the link to NPR's Morning Edition had disappeared -- it used to appear auto… (read more)

After downloading and installing Firefox 62.0, I found that when I mouse over the address bar, the link to NPR's Morning Edition had disappeared -- it used to appear automatically, along with my school and public email addresses and the news sites I most often go to. At the same time, two new -- and unwanted -- links appeared: The Needle Drop and Overstock Outlet Locations. How can I eliminate these latter two sites and restore NPR's Morning Edition to me address bar drop down menu?

Asked by JPDeMeritt 1 year ago

Last reply by Shadow110 1 year ago

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My Firefox just updated to 62.0 and now my URL bar doesn't automatically fill in site names like it did. "Fox" would become "FOXNEWS" but not now.

I would begin an address bar/URL entry like "FAC" and it would autocomplete as "FACEBOOK.COM" and I would just hit [ENTER] or "FOX" would become "FOXNEWS.COM", then I wou… (read more)

I would begin an address bar/URL entry like "FAC" and it would autocomplete as "FACEBOOK.COM" and I would just hit [ENTER] or "FOX" would become "FOXNEWS.COM", then I would have to hit [ENTER]. Those choices still appear in a drop-down list but it was faster when the URL automatically filled. I had this functionality until the update to 62.0 this week. Can I restore this function in the configs?

Asked by Jal Anopi 1 year ago

Last reply by philipp 1 year ago

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How do we restore the keyboard shortcuts to add www and .net/.org to queries typed in the address bar?

The shortcuts from Mozilla's support site (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts-perform-firefox-tasks-quickly#w_miscellaneous_3) to add www and .net/.o… (read more)

The shortcuts from Mozilla's support site (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts-perform-firefox-tasks-quickly#w_miscellaneous_3) to add www and .net/.org to address bar queries do not work properly anymore. Is there a way to restore these shortcuts?

Asked by allllaboutyou 1 year ago

Last reply by allllaboutyou 1 year ago

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A problem with the shorcut ctrl k now spitting a question mark at the start which is annoying?

I run on firefox on linux. This was never an issue and i though it might of been a bug but its really annoying. Because i like a clear search bar when use the ctrl k shor… (read more)

I run on firefox on linux. This was never an issue and i though it might of been a bug but its really annoying. Because i like a clear search bar when use the ctrl k shortcut but i get a ? which i have to delete.

Asked by SirManton 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Discussion: Would you like the Awesome Bar (full-featured address bar) in Firefox redesigned? (June 1st, 2019)

I sure would! If I could volunteer in any way to make this happen by January 31st, 2021, that would be great! I'd love it to look modern for the next several versions of … (read more)

I sure would! If I could volunteer in any way to make this happen by January 31st, 2021, that would be great! I'd love it to look modern for the next several versions of Firefox for Windows, macOS, and Linux. Same is true for Fenix for Android. I, for one, am very compassionate about the active development of both those web browsers. One way the Awesome Bar can be changed for the better is to put more emphasis on webpages we've tagged in our Firefox bookmarks. I always add tags to any webpage that has important information like https://www.visitmaryland.org/list/great-maryland-beaches.