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Remove Youtube, Facebook, Reddit, Wikipedia, and Twitter from URL bar?

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When I first go to the URL bar to either search or enter a URL I see a drop down of sites. These are not the search engines. See the image attached. How do I remove these?

When I first go to the URL bar to either search or enter a URL I see a drop down of sites. These are not the search engines. See the image attached. How do I remove these?
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Hi, when you first click in the bar, before you type anything for Firefox to match, the drop-down shows shortcuts from the Firefox Home / new tab page.

You have several options, including:

(1) Curate your shortcuts to be as useful as possible

This article has the steps for removing unwanted shortcuts and adding/pinning new ones where they will be helpful: Customize items on your Firefox New Tab page.

(2) Don't show those shortcuts in the address bar drop-down

There is a checkbox for that on the Preferences/Settings page. More info: Address bar autocomplete suggestions in Firefox ("How can I control what results the address bar shows me?" section)

Do either those help with your address bar drop-down?

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Hi, when you first click in the bar, before you type anything for Firefox to match, the drop-down shows shortcuts from the Firefox Home / new tab page.

You have several options, including:

(1) Curate your shortcuts to be as useful as possible

This article has the steps for removing unwanted shortcuts and adding/pinning new ones where they will be helpful: Customize items on your Firefox New Tab page.

(2) Don't show those shortcuts in the address bar drop-down

There is a checkbox for that on the Preferences/Settings page. More info: Address bar autocomplete suggestions in Firefox ("How can I control what results the address bar shows me?" section)

Do either those help with your address bar drop-down?

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Yep thanks the first item is what I was after.