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How do I get the old adress search bar back? The new one really annoys me

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How do I get the old adress search bar back? The new one really annoys me. Please help

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Rexxo said

How do I get the old adress search bar back? The new one really annoys me. Please help

Hello Rexxo,

This is a temporary fix (so I'm told), but I am optimistically hoping that they will give us the opportunity to permanently disable this new feature.

Would you do this please :

Type in the address bar about:config and press Enter. (ignore the warning)

Type in the search bar and look for the preference :

browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus

and set its value to false

Do the same with these preferences :

browser.urlbar.update1

browser.urlbar.update1.interventions

browser.urlbar.update1.searchTips

Then close and restart Firefox.

(if it's only the Top Sites suggestions that you want to get rid of : setting the value of first preference to "false" will do that)

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Rexxo said

How do I get the old adress search bar back? The new one really annoys me. Please help

Hello Rexxo,

This is a temporary fix (so I'm told), but I am optimistically hoping that they will give us the opportunity to permanently disable this new feature.

Would you do this please :

Type in the address bar about:config and press Enter. (ignore the warning)

Type in the search bar and look for the preference :

browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus

and set its value to false

Do the same with these preferences :

browser.urlbar.update1

browser.urlbar.update1.interventions

browser.urlbar.update1.searchTips

Then close and restart Firefox.

(if it's only the Top Sites suggestions that you want to get rid of : setting the value of first preference to "false" will do that)

Modified by McCoy

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I can´t thank you enough! It worked perfectly =) I was a bit afraid that I had to use Opera since I don´t use Chrome at all. So again, MASSIVE thank you!

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Rexxo said

I can´t thank you enough! It worked perfectly =) I was a bit afraid that I had to use Opera since I don´t use Chrome at all. So again, MASSIVE thank you!

My pleasure  ! (no Opera, there's way more music in Firefox ....)

Would you be so kind as to mark my post as Chosen Solution ?

It's the "Solved the problem" button to the right of my first post.

Thank you in advance !

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Yes I really like Firefox, so thanks to you I will stick to it :) Yes of course I will, no problemo!

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I have the same issue. Why change something that is not broken.

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hofee said

Why change something that is not broken.

'Couldn't agree more ....

@ Rexxo and @ hofee :

Would you consider submitting feedback, using this link :

https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/FirefoxInput/

Let them know how you feel about this 'new feature' (might help).

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Thank you! I can't stand this new search bar features. So glad to have found this fix! <3 And yes, I left feedback on this stinker new feature!

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I agree 100%, it's really annoying and distracting. And there is no point to it. Like a lot of changes Google does, they just change things for the sake of changing. I will try the above fix, hope I can do it... Just did it. THANK YOU!~

Modified by crankylandlord

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This does not work any more with the 77.0 update.

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Yetzt- thanks for the heads up. I hate the big search bar so much that I had set my settings not to update because I don't want to be stuck with. Luckily 77.0 did not download and install yet..

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