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address bar autocompletes to depreciated url; how to stop?

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Hello,

I recently was forced to change the address of my blog from "universalism.com.au" to "universalism-au.com" (due to silly legal requirements introduced a few months back about requiring an ABN if you want to use the .au suffix).

"universalism.com.au" is now a dead link, but when I start typing "uni..." in the address bar, it always autocompletes to this old and depreciated url rather than my new one. I would like to be able to type "uni..." and have it autocomplete to the new address, "universalism-au.com"

I have cleared what seems relevant from my browsing history, but no luck. Is this perhaps being caused by my default search engine (duckduckgo) recommending the wrong address?

I have attached a screenshot if this helps.

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Try finding the deprecated url in history (ctl+shft+h), right-click and select "Forget About This Site".

Athraithe ag TNorth ar

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the url is nowhere to be found in my history so i am unable to right click on it

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You can use these steps to remove saved items from an autocomplete drop-down list.

  1. click the (empty) input field on the webpage to open the drop-down list
  2. highlight an entry in the drop-down list with cursor Down key
    do not click the mouse or press the Enter key
  3. press "Delete" or "Shift+Delete" to delete the highlighted entry

Note that hovering with the mouse doesn't work.

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cor-el: this solution doesn't work. The universalism.com.au only disappears temporarily, and then returns as i resume typing

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Only history items can be removed this way.

Does that item in the drop-down list has a pin icon or a star attached ?

  • items with a pin icon are items pinned to a tile on the Firefox Home page (about:newtab, about:home)
  • items with a star are bookmarked
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cor-el - the url is neither pinned nor starred

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Press Ctrl+B or Ctrl+Shift+O. Search for URL. Remove or change results.

Athraithe ag Franz_von_Suppe ar

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Franz, this hasn't solved the problem. I have no bookmarks. typing "uni" still autocompletes to the defunct url

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Do you have a history item for this URL, so you can use "Forget About This Site" via the right-click context menu ?