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Search bar keeps showing my top eight sites, won't let me see URLs I use frequently

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Ever since my Firefox updated to 75.0 yesterday (the 9th of April), whenever I want to type-in a URL I use frequently -for example, Twitter- the URL itself never shows-up as it did halfway through typing. Instead I have to put the whole thing in. What's more, no matter what, the top eight sites I have when I open a new tab are always the things the search bar suggests. I've turned off everything in the Search options, but I just want to be able to get back all of my URLs in the search bar, as it's far easier than having to constantly use Google to find them all, just as it's easier to have those URLs in the drop-down menu rather than what I see.

Is there any way I can fix this?

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EDIT: Never mind, I think I fixed it; I had to have "suggest browsing history" on, which I didn't realise I took off.

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Hi, there's a way to switch from the drop-down automatically showing the new tab page Top Sites, back to showing matches for your entry or, if there's no entry and you press the down arrow key, the old style list of frequently/recently visited sites:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box on that page, type or paste URLB and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus preference to switch the value from true to false