How does omnibox addSuggest work in private mode?
I tried omnibox with the following code from MDN. When I trying, I temporarily loaded manifest.json from about:debugging. This worked in a normal browser, and typing cs a show a some suggestion.
However, this suggestion feature is not working in private mode. This did not change even if I allowed it to run in a private window. How can I get the omnibox suggestion feature to work in private mode?
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Hi, this isn't the best forum for extension development questions. You might need to re-post over here: https://discourse.mozilla.org/c/add-ons/development
However, one thought:
What if you turn on this setting:
- Windows: "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Options
- Mac: "3-bar" menu button (or Firefox menu) > Preferences
- Linux: "3-bar" menu button (or Edit menu) > Preferences
- Any system: type or paste about:preferences into the address bar and press Enter/Return to load it
In the left column, click Search. Then on the right side, find the Search Suggestions section and make sure there is a check in this box: "Show search suggestions in Private Windows". (In about:config, it's browser.search.suggest.enabled.private which has a default value of false.)
Is that relevant?
Thank you for your reply.
I just re-posted to the Mozilla Discourse that you gave me.
Also I tried the "Show search suggestions in Private Windows" option, but that didn't change the results.