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How to get the custom search engine with keywords (similar to that of Google Chrome) in firefox?

When will we be getting the custom search engine feature in firefox that is on par with chrome and doesn't require me to write an addon. This is really helpful in the cas… (read more)

When will we be getting the custom search engine feature in firefox that is on par with chrome and doesn't require me to write an addon. This is really helpful in the cases when the url is not that of a search engine, but requires lots of mundane and repeated url constructions - e.g. 1. https://<SomeCodeBrowserSite>.com/packages/%s/logs, https://<SomeCodeBrowserSite>.com/packages/%s/releases or https://<SomeCodeBrowserSite>.com/packages/%s/repo-info etc. while, there is a separate search engine with url - https://<SomeCodeBrowserSite>.com/search?term=<search term> 2. And each of the %s will be replaced with the string that is typed in the location bar - in the above example, the first url can be constructed

a. by typing "cbp" in the location bar and
b. space or tab
c. <the actual package name>
d. press enter
e. boom!! you see the url expands and substitutes the string and the page is being loaded.
Search requires 2 hops, while i could directly end up on the page in a single step without the requirement of navigating the search results.

3. In addition, it doesn't require to have a string field that needs to be substituted. for example, i have set "cse" for chrome://settings and as soon as i type "cse" and press enter, the settings page loads.

As a software developer, i have around 50+ such urls each tagged with specific shortcuts and this is the only thing that stops me from moving back to firefox - (desperately waiting to move to firefox given the ram consumption by chrome - but not until these 50 urls are migrated).

Asked by ThirukkaKarnan 1 year ago

Answered by ThirukkaKarnan 1 year ago

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How do I disable suggestions below URL address bar as I type?

I unchecked everything in address bar suggestions in the privacy settings. Went into the search settings and unchecked provide search suggestions as well. I tried to el… (read more)

I unchecked everything in address bar suggestions in the privacy settings. Went into the search settings and unchecked provide search suggestions as well. I tried to eliminate all search engines for "One Click Search Engines" but wasn't allowed to eliminate all of them. Also went in about:config and set to false the autofill and autocomplete for firefox URL browser lines. The "awesome bar" still mirrors everything below the address bar that I type in the URL address bar. This is new to version 65 and annoying.

Asked by rlewis940 1 year ago

Answered by philipp 1 year ago

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Address bar autocomplete does not work

This is not a new phenomenon, neither is the thread. But I have not found in here a real solution. I mean they all suggest to delete all the "places" files from FF profil… (read more)

This is not a new phenomenon, neither is the thread. But I have not found in here a real solution. I mean they all suggest to delete all the "places" files from FF profile, restart in Safe mode etc. I have enough of this. I have done it in the past and I do it again and it doesn't solve the problem. That's why I am here with the same issue, actually **UNSOLVED**

I give you an example proving that the problem is idependent of "places":

1) I type 'ishow.gr' in the Address bar 2) I enter the site 3) I go back to the previous page 4) I start typing 'is..." 5) No autocomplete

It's as simple as that. And this did not happen in the past (before Firefox Quantum).

Asked by aspis 1 year ago

Answered by aspis 1 year ago

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Autocomplete from bookmarks doesn't work when I delete all history, until I delete places.sqlite, but then stops working again next time the history is cleared.

I've noticed that with the latest update (62.0, I think), autocomplete won't work for bookmarks when the browsing and download history is deleted. I discovered this by l… (read more)

I've noticed that with the latest update (62.0, I think), autocomplete won't work for bookmarks when the browsing and download history is deleted. I discovered this by looking into why autocomplete wouldn't work and finding this https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1180019, so I deleted the places.sqlite file and that fixed it. That is, until the next time I deleted the browsing and download history. So I guess for now I could try to automate the process of deleting places.sqlite every time I clear the history, but I would like to find some internal Firefox setting or something that would fix this permanently.

Asked by pafirefox 1 year ago

Answered by Roland Tanglao 1 year ago