How to Customize Firefox Suggest Settings

(Botindami uta What is Firefox Suggest?)
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Firefox Suggest is a feature that provides website suggestions as you type into the address bar. This article describes what types of suggestions can be displayed and how to customize your Firefox Suggest settings.

Note: Firefox Suggest is currently available in the United States. For users outside of the U.S., only local results (browsing history, bookmarks and open tab suggestions) are provided.

What's on by default?

Firefox already provides suggestions from your default search engine as you type into the address bar. Firefox also shows you address bar autocomplete suggestions based on local data stored on your own computer, such as websites from your browsing history, bookmarks and open tabs. Beginning in Firefox version 92, U.S. users will see this local data under a "Firefox Suggest" label in the address bar drop-down list.

Firefox Suggest results can include suggestions such as browsing history, bookmarks and open tabs, as well as new, contextual suggestions from Firefox and Mozilla's partners, which may include occasional sponsored suggestions. Contextual suggestionsSuggestions from the web and Suggestions from sponsors are also on by default. These are helpful suggestions from Firefox related to your search and do not require new types of data. To learn more about Firefox Suggest and your data, see this Mozilla blog post.

Smarter suggestions (opt-in)

Mozilla will be rolling out a new offering for the Firefox Suggest experience — “Firefox Suggest with smarter contextual suggestions”. This setting is turned off by default. If you enable this optional feature, Firefox will retrieve additional suggestions from a Mozilla service in real time and will send Mozilla your search queries (what you are typing into the address bar), and city-level location (what's nearby and relevant, determined from your IP address). Firefox also informs the service if you click on a provided suggestion. This feature requires access to new data, therefore you must affirmatively opt in before it is enabled. To enable these enhanced suggestions, you need to click on Allow suggestions when you receive a notification prompt that will be initially offered to a small number of U.S. users (see this Mozilla blog post to learn more).

How to manage Firefox Suggest settings

You can change the types of suggestions that are displayed at any time. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. In the Menu bar at the top of the screen, click Firefox and select Preferences. Click the menu button Fx57Menu and select OptionsPreferences.Click the menu button Fx89menuButton and select Settings.

  2. Select Privacy & Security on the left and go down to the Address Bar — Firefox Suggest section.
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    • To enable or disable traditional address bar suggestions, such as results from your browsing history and bookmarks, select or deselect the associated checkboxes.
    • To enable or disable contextual suggestions from the Web and Mozilla's partners, select or deselect the checkbox next to Contextual suggestions. (You can enable contextual suggestions without sponsored results by deselecting the checkbox to include occasional sponsored suggestions.)
Note: If you see the text Firefox will have access to your location, search queries, and visited sites under the Contextual suggestions setting, then Firefox Suggest with smarter suggestions is now available to you. This option is only enabled for users who have opted into it. If you don’t see this text, the smarter contextual suggestions are not offered or enabled.

What settings are on by default?

The following Firefox Suggest settings are turned on by default:

  • Browsing history – Page titles and web addresses from your history, using local data stored on your own computer
  • Bookmarks – Page titles, web addresses and tags from your bookmarks
  • Open tabs – Pages you currently have open in other tabs
  • Search engines – Relevant search terms or solution buttons related to the task or answer you may be looking for
  • Suggestions from the web – Contextual suggestions from Firefox related to your search
  • Suggestions from sponsors – Occasional sponsored suggestions related to your search
  • Top pick - Featured suggestions from Firefox and our partners
Note: As we continue this rollout, Top pick is currently only available to select users in the US.

You can turn these settings on or off at any time. To learn more about Firefox Suggest and your data, see this Mozilla blog post.

What setting is opt-in?

The following Firefox Suggest setting is turned off by default and the ability to opt-in is only available for a select group of users within the U.S.:

  • Improve the Firefox Suggest experience – A new search experience being rolled out that allows Mozilla to process your search query data to develop the Firefox Suggest feature. This setting is turned off by default.

If you've been selected for this experience, the setting will only be turned on if you explicitly select “Allow” via an opt-in modal notification prompt or by opening the Firefox settings and selecting "Improve the Firefox Suggest Experience". The following section describes how to determine if you're opted into this experience and how to customize your settings. To learn more about the new data being processed, click here.

How do I determine what Firefox Suggest experience I'm in?

To view what Firefox Suggest experience is enabled:

  1. In the Menu bar at the top of the screen, click Firefox and select Preferences. Click the menu button Fx57Menu and select OptionsPreferences.Click the menu button Fx89menuButton and select Settings.

  2. Select Privacy & Security in the left panel.
  3. Scroll down to the section labeled Address bar—Firefox Suggest.
    • If you don't see the Improve the Firefox Suggest experience setting, you're in the old experience.
    • If you see the Improve the Firefox Suggest experience setting, you're opted into the new experience. By default, this setting is turned off. The toggle next to the setting turns the feature on or off. For additional clarity, the grey information box will summarize your Firefox Suggest preference choices.

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If the grey information box shows the text Based on your selection, you’ll receive suggestions from the web, including sponsored suggestions. We will process your search query data to develop the Firefox Suggest feature., you've enabled our newest search experience.

If the grey information box shows the text Based on your selection, you’ll receive suggestions from the web, including sponsored sites. We won’t process your search query data., you've disabled our newest search experience.

How do I customize my settings?

To customize your settings for the types of suggestions displayed in the address bar results:

  1. In the Menu bar at the top of the screen, click Firefox and select Preferences. Click the menu button Fx57Menu and select OptionsPreferences.Click the menu button Fx89menuButton and select Settings.

  2. Select Privacy & Security in the left panel.
  3. Scroll down to the section labeled Address bar—Firefox Suggest.
  4. The following checkboxes are for the traditional address bar suggestions based on local data. Check or uncheck the boxes next to the following settings to enable or disable:
    • Browsing history
    • Bookmarks
    • Open tabs
    • Shortcuts
    • Search engines
    • Top pick (currently only available to select users in the US)
  5. Switch the toggle on or off to enable or disable:
    • Suggestions from the web
    • Suggestions from sponsors
  6. If you're opted into the new experience, switch the toggle next to Improve the Firefox Suggest experience on or off. The grey information box will summarize your new Firefox Suggest preference choices.

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Who are Mozilla’s partners?

We partner with organizations to serve up some of these suggestion types. Privacy is fundamental to Mozilla's mission and we only work with partners that meet our privacy standards for Firefox. For sponsored results, our preferred partner is adMarketplace. We also provide results from Wikipedia. Results from Wikipedia are not sponsored.

Frequently asked questions

If you have more questions about Firefox Suggest, visit the Firefox Suggest FAQ.

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