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expanding URL bar

i have tried every about:config option there is on google and i still can't disable the expanding URL bar (where once you've entered a asearch, heading back to the bar ex… (read more)

i have tried every about:config option there is on google and i still can't disable the expanding URL bar (where once you've entered a asearch, heading back to the bar expands a menu on the right side with a privacy icon, a drop down menu, a pocket icon, and the bookmark icon). very irritating.

i have seen options regarding the userChrome file but i'm inexperienced and probably messing something up.

any help would be much appreciated.

Asked by jim luther 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

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Disable focus in the address bar for new tabs

Hello, I personally dislike the new address bar (also known as Megabar), mainly because it is enlarged without any user intervention, even if I only want to open a bookma… (read more)

Hello, I personally dislike the new address bar (also known as Megabar), mainly because it is enlarged without any user intervention, even if I only want to open a bookmark without typing anything in there.

Is there a setting in about:config to disable focus in the address bar for new tabs? Thanks.

Asked by Underpass 8 months ago

Last reply by radiocam 3 months ago

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how do i turn off the popup urlbar in the latest nightly build? (77.0a1 09/04/2020)

Again asking for help to turn off the popup urlbar "pic related",I have asked the same question back then in Nightly version 75.0a1 when this (irritating) feature was int… (read more)

Again asking for help to turn off the popup urlbar "pic related",I have asked the same question back then in Nightly version 75.0a1 when this (irritating) feature was introduced and I tried the same steps but setting "browser.urlbar.update1" to "false" doesn't work.

is this permanent? if so why? if I wanted a bulky UI I would just use the Touch Mode or the Normal Mode, at least give us the option to turn it off/on, my problem with this is 1- it ruins the Perfect aesthetic of the UI and make FF looks like Quasimodo (just saying FF has the best UI out there) 2- it overlaps with other elements of the Compact UI like the bookmarks toolbar making it irritating as a "Jack Russell terrier"

and do me please a favor Don't ruin the compact UI

Asked by CypherSoc 7 months ago

Last reply by dodav22008 5 months ago

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Disable the new address bar features in Firefox 77

Hi, I had applied the settings to disable the new urlbar features, but as of version 77 these no longer work. I absolutely hate this change; it does nothing useful, it in… (read more)

Hi,

I had applied the settings to disable the new urlbar features, but as of version 77 these no longer work.

I absolutely hate this change; it does nothing useful, it interferes with viewing the page, and it very much feels to me like change for the sake of change.

If someone can pass this on to whoever makes these unilateral decisions :

Don't make changes to the user interface that are not optional. How do they not understand that changing the UI for hundreds of millions of people is not a good idea?

So my question is, how do I disable the new urlbar "features" and return to a plain static one?

Asked by Deirdre Young 6 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 months ago

How do I fix the URL bar

I just updated to Firefox 77, and the URL bar is expanding and producing a dropdown. I had this fixed in the previous edition, but it doesn't seem to want to use the same… (read more)

I just updated to Firefox 77, and the URL bar is expanding and producing a dropdown. I had this fixed in the previous edition, but it doesn't seem to want to use the same fix here. Can anyone help? As a head's up, I do not have chrome and have no interest in using anything associated with chrome.

Asked by Marc7 5 months ago

Last reply by Aashish Kumar 5 months ago

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Firefox MegaBar

I don't like the megabar, and I have looked around to see if there are any fixes for the most recent Firefox 77 update that forces that user to have it (like at least one… (read more)

I don't like the megabar, and I have looked around to see if there are any fixes for the most recent Firefox 77 update that forces that user to have it (like at least one other update, it just assumes that people like it). I have tried using the userChrome.css file, but that didn't work. I have also tried going into about:config, which also didn't work. Is there any possible way to say 'I never want to see this megabar again in my life'? Or a way to tell the devs that it should NOT be a default option on new updates? Or a way to turn it off that will always be around, unlike the about:config deal? Any help would be great. I attached an image of the megabar.

Asked by cdr5of8 6 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 months ago

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Restore old style address bar

Hi, I really really really hate the new address bar. In the last update it appeared in my browser and I had been able to make it go away with changing the following sett… (read more)

Hi,

I really really really hate the new address bar. In the last update it appeared in my browser and I had been able to make it go away with changing the following settings to false;


   browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus
   browser.urlbar.update1
   browser.urlbar.update1.interventions
   browser.urlbar.update1.searchTips

I'm not sure if something updated between last night's shutdown and this morning's bootup but the ugly giant bar is back again and when I checked those settings in config they're all set to false. I tried toggling them true to false again but I can't get the old style bar back. I don't really want to revert to an older version as I know that's not secure. Does anyone have a way to get the bar back to how it used to be or is it time to use another browser?

Thanks!

Asked by heinekenmacaroni 6 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 months ago

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how disable adressbar zoom in firefox 77.01?

Hi, every version i search for work a rounds to disable (for me ugly) features. The last zoom disable value does't work no longer. Can everyone me help to disable the adr… (read more)

Hi, every version i search for work a rounds to disable (for me ugly) features. The last zoom disable value does't work no longer.

Can everyone me help to disable the adressbar zoom in 77.01?

regrads, ulrich

Asked by uthuemmler87 6 months ago

Last reply by Aashish Kumar 6 months ago

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Expanding Address Bar

Does anyone know of a SIMPLE solution to stop the irritating expanding address bar from doing just that? At first I could stop it in about:config - but that no longer app… (read more)

Does anyone know of a SIMPLE solution to stop the irritating expanding address bar from doing just that? At first I could stop it in about:config - but that no longer appears to be possible. Why do Mozilla insist on user no longer having that option. I seem no longer to be able to use Firefox. It seems to be the domain of the computer-tech savvy and not a browser for ordinary jerks like me who don't understand a word of the jargon and have difficulty following what seem to be simple tasks to other users. All I want to do is stop that irritating expanding address bar but it seems like I have to become a fully skilled coder just to be able to get into a regular-joe website. It's not what I signed up for. Help? Anybody...?

Asked by mckendrick 6 months ago

Last reply by plasmafire 6 months ago

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Can you change the new pop-out thing the URL bar does now?

So with the new update, the top URL bar will pop out slightly when you click it to type in a URL, or when you open a new tab. This is very distracting to me, why can't it… (read more)

So with the new update, the top URL bar will pop out slightly when you click it to type in a URL, or when you open a new tab. This is very distracting to me, why can't it just stay the same like before?

Is there a way to stop it from doing this?

Asked by Xirix 7 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 months ago

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drop down arrow restored in address bar

How do I restore the drop down arrow in the address bar? I have tried the solutions suggested here with no success: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1284173 in… (read more)

How do I restore the drop down arrow in the address bar? I have tried the solutions suggested here with no success: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1284173 including: 3. Search for the following preferences and set them all to FALSE

          1. browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus
          2. browser.urlbar.update1
          3. browser.urlbar.update1.interventions
          4. browser.urlbar.update1.searchTips
          5. browser.urlbar.update1.view.stripHttps

Asked by BOBSCHRO 6 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Address bar expands when I type inside it. (I want to go back to how it was before the update)

I'm running Firefox 77.0.1 (64-bit). When I type in the address bar, the bar expands in a way that's visually jarring. I just want it to stay the same size, which was the… (read more)

I'm running Firefox 77.0.1 (64-bit). When I type in the address bar, the bar expands in a way that's visually jarring. I just want it to stay the same size, which was the default behavior until recently.

After a previous update, I was able to revert to the old address bar by using the instructions here: https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/08/how-to-restore-the-old-firefox-address-bar/

I did the about:config stuff and that worked fine. But with the newest update (77), the about:config stuff no longer seems to have any effect. Even the alternate userChrome.css method has no effect.

What should I do?

Asked by sonicsuns 6 months ago

Last reply by Eve 6 months ago

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cancel adress bar highlight

Since last update (75.0) firefox highlights the adress bar when I select it. (See printscreen) I do not want that. I want it to remain "normal" blank when I type somethi… (read more)

Since last update (75.0) firefox highlights the adress bar when I select it. (See printscreen)

I do not want that.

I want it to remain "normal" blank when I type something in it.

How do I go back to that behaviour?

Asked by Mic 7 months ago

Last reply by vinicius.janick 7 months ago

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Optimize address bar...!

Its a Joke, Mozilla? First at all, please fire this bad employee: https://www.camp-firefox.de/profil/1-s%C3%B6ren-hentzschel/ He close Topics like this, with no reason, h… (read more)

Its a Joke, Mozilla?

First at all, please fire this bad employee: https://www.camp-firefox.de/profil/1-s%C3%B6ren-hentzschel/

He close Topics like this, with no reason, he is not up to his job. He just rattles off his mandatory text and says we have to get used to it, with version 77 it will be standard.

I've been using Firefox for about 18 years now, I've even donated, I just wonder why this beta was released.

Generally I don't understand why designers are constantly tinkering with design everywhere, are designers currently on offer ?!

Now my problem: If the proportions fit, I shouldn't care, in this case the address line was simply enlarged without scaling the surroundings ... now I'm on the start page and have to be extremely precise so as not to accidentally open the address bar, which completely overlaps the bookmark symbols, great, really funny.

Asked by Tom#93 7 months ago

Last reply by Seburo 7 months ago

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deactivate searchbar when clicking next to addressbar

first of all, the new searchbar is a PITA. why would you make it pop out and enlarge?! do you wanna appeal to the elderly to make them realize where they just clicked?! a… (read more)

first of all, the new searchbar is a PITA. why would you make it pop out and enlarge?! do you wanna appeal to the elderly to make them realize where they just clicked?! a simple colored border would be just enough. The dropdown would be alright, except when you actually wanted to click a bookmark. now you can press escape, but the searchbar uncomfortably hovers over the bookmark bar, which gives me a weird kind of claustrophobia. Even worse when you want to deactivate that hover you have to click somewhere on the site, not just on the free empty space left or right of the searchbar. And guess how much fun it is finding a spot to click that is not a link...

Asked by Draethorian 7 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 months ago

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drop down url box

the "new firefox" keeps filling my screen (slightly annoyingly) with what I am guessing is recent dropdown url suggestions I dont want the dropdown suggestions - I dont w… (read more)

the "new firefox" keeps filling my screen (slightly annoyingly) with what I am guessing is recent dropdown url suggestions

I dont want the dropdown suggestions - I dont want to delete history

I'd just like to revert back to the behaviour that......that previous version of firefox had

not possible?

Asked by quartz 7 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 months ago

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adress line keeps turning into big searchbox

every time i open new tab the address line doubles in size and turns into a search-box. the new tab IS a search engine and i do not want this action. i have separate sear… (read more)

every time i open new tab the address line doubles in size and turns into a search-box. the new tab IS a search engine and i do not want this action. i have separate search-box on the same toolbar. i removed an addon, changed settings that i can find and still get it. noticed forefox crashing occasionally after this started up.

Asked by TsDeane 7 months ago

Last reply by McCoy 7 months ago

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How to disable address bar from popping?

You guys made a change with with the address bar when now if you click on it or open a new tab, it pops out more than usual. It's annoying af and I want to disable it. Ex… (read more)

You guys made a change with with the address bar when now if you click on it or open a new tab, it pops out more than usual. It's annoying af and I want to disable it. Explain how please. FF 74

Asked by bdelcarpio 9 months ago

Last reply by catnapster 7 months ago