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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 2 years ago

Answered by ThirukkaKarnan 2 years 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 2 years ago

Answered by philipp 2 years ago

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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 2 years ago

Last reply by annoyingFF 2 years ago

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Address bar autocomplete does not work

This is not a new phenomenon, neither is the thread. But I have not found in here a real solution. I mean they all suggest to delete all the "places" files from FF profil… (read more)

This is not a new phenomenon, neither is the thread. But I have not found in here a real solution. I mean they all suggest to delete all the "places" files from FF profile, restart in Safe mode etc. I have enough of this. I have done it in the past and I do it again and it doesn't solve the problem. That's why I am here with the same issue, actually **UNSOLVED**

I give you an example proving that the problem is idependent of "places":

1) I type 'ishow.gr' in the Address bar 2) I enter the site 3) I go back to the previous page 4) I start typing 'is..." 5) No autocomplete

It's as simple as that. And this did not happen in the past (before Firefox Quantum).

Asked by aspis 2 years ago

Answered by aspis 2 years 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 2 years ago

Answered by Roland Tanglao 2 years 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 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years 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 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years 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 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 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 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years 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 2 years ago

Last reply by FFus3r 2 years 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 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years 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.

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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 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Select bookmark with single letter search

In the past, I have been able to get to bookmarks on the bookmark dropdown menu by hitting the key that corresponds to the first letter of the bookmark. For example, to g… (read more)

In the past, I have been able to get to bookmarks on the bookmark dropdown menu by hitting the key that corresponds to the first letter of the bookmark. For example, to get to a bookmark starting with "b", I hit the B key on the keyboard and the first bookmark starting with B is highlighted. Hit it again and the next one starting with B is highlighted. After the last one, loop back to the first one.

That no longer works. Hitting B now stops on "Bookmark This Page", and depending on the time between key hits, it will also stop on "Bookmark All Tabs...". It will not go to any other lines on the menu. Now, to get to "Bank", I hit C followed by up arrow.

Also, behavior is erratic in that sometimes it will stop on a line that does not match the key being hit.

In documenting this, I just discovered that if I type "ba" it will go to BANK. That will help for now. I hope this can be fixed in the future.

Asked by mopep 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years 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 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Automatic search based on what I type in the address bar stopped working.

Under Tools>Options>Privacy and security, Bookmarks under address bar is checked, but It still doesn't work. I have to type the whole thing in. For example, if I wa… (read more)

Under Tools>Options>Privacy and security, Bookmarks under address bar is checked, but It still doesn't work. I have to type the whole thing in. For example, if I want to go to www.google.com, I can just type in 'goo' and the rest would be highlighted in blue, and I can press enter. This stopped working, the rest won't show up highlighted in blue anymore, how can I fix this?

Asked by fier11 2 years ago

Last reply by Ruba 2 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 2 years ago

Last reply by MyArrowKeysStink 2 years ago