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How can I get old FF settings back ?

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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.

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.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 30.0 r0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:62.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/62.0

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Shadow110 1072 solutions 14836 answers

Hello, what is checked off in Options --> Search ? As these 3 should be :

  • Provide search suggestions
  • Show search suggestions in address bar results
  • Show search suggestions ahead of browsing history in address bar results
Hello, what is checked off in Options --> Search ? As these 3 should be : *Provide search suggestions *Show search suggestions in address bar results *Show search suggestions ahead of browsing history in address bar results

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Pkshadow said

Hello, what is checked off in Options --> Search ? As these 3 should be :
  • Provide search suggestions
  • Show search suggestions in address bar results
  • Show search suggestions ahead of browsing history in address bar results

its currently selected for - "Provide search suggestions" the rest 2 are unticked, I never even opened this search tab before to change any settings on it.

''Pkshadow [[#answer-1150644|said]]'' <blockquote> Hello, what is checked off in Options --> Search ? As these 3 should be : *Provide search suggestions *Show search suggestions in address bar results *Show search suggestions ahead of browsing history in address bar results </blockquote> its currently selected for - "Provide search suggestions" the rest 2 are unticked, I never even opened this search tab before to change any settings on it.
FFus3r 50 solutions 757 answers
here how you can get old settings https://support.mozilla.org/ar/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data and here how you can get your favorite site on top when you typing, see this https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/awesome-bar-search-firefox-bookmarks-history-tabs#w_url-autocomplete