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In Linux Mint can I disable the search dropdown in the urlbar?

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Hello - I am running the latest Mint/FFx 71 and I am typing an address in the urlbar and it suggest a site or search with a drop down just below the urlbar. I have turned off search suggestions. Tried disabling all of the urlbar items in about:config and even created a userAcccount.css file in a chrome folder in my user profile. Nothing seems to work.

Is there a way to disable this?

Hello - I am running the latest Mint/FFx 71 and I am typing an address in the urlbar and it suggest a site or search with a drop down just below the urlbar. I have turned off search suggestions. Tried disabling all of the urlbar items in about:config and even created a userAcccount.css file in a chrome folder in my user profile. Nothing seems to work. Is there a way to disable this?

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Here you go:

Open about:config and find the pref toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets and make it true.

Open your profile folder. Use about:support if that makes it easier.

Close Firefox.

Create a directory /chrome in your profile directory if it does not exist.

Create a new text file to be saved as userChrome.css in that directory.

Paste this in the file and save it:


#urlbar-results { display:none; 
}

restart teh Firefox and let us know how you get on. :)

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In Preferences where you turned off Search Suggestions, click the link below entitled "Change preferences for browsing history, bookmarks, and tab suggestions", and clear these checkboxes as well.

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Yes I have cleared those also. I still get the dropdown.

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Oh, blergh.

Maybe some of the search prefs are stuck or borked? You mentioned the URL bar prefs; did you look at the items when searching browser.prefs in about:config?

Pics attached to show my settings and the effect.

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Unfortunately all the settings are verified and I still have the dropdown. In your last pic it shows the dropdown = beepboop searching duckduckgo.

That's what I want to get rid of :)

I was able to do this before on my windows machines by changing prefs in about:config, modifying settings and then ultimately creating a css file.

I would think if you could modify FF in Windows, you should be able to tweak in a sort of similar fashion for Linux.

I will continue to try a few more things. . . . appreciate your help.

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You want to see absolutely zero dropdown? I'll have a poke and see which setting it may be. I had intended it to be a guide if you had not seen all those prefs before. I hadn't tried to turn off all of them yet.

edit: I know where it lives. Working on a way to silence it.

Modified by crankygoat

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Here you go:

Open about:config and find the pref toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets and make it true.

Open your profile folder. Use about:support if that makes it easier.

Close Firefox.

Create a directory /chrome in your profile directory if it does not exist.

Create a new text file to be saved as userChrome.css in that directory.

Paste this in the file and save it:


#urlbar-results { display:none; 
}

restart teh Firefox and let us know how you get on. :)

Modified by crankygoat

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Excellent worked like a charm! I already re-used my userChrome.css I created before with this line:

"#urlbar-results { display:none; }"

what made the difference was changing:

toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets to TRUE

Thanks so much, knew it had to be some minor toggle and a file :)

Modified by henryspr1

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Aha, good deal. I am glad some part of that process worked for you.

Also thanks for paring down the entry to only what is necessary, I wouldn't have guessed it was that minimal from inspecting chrome and the style entries i found after looking it up. The other entry people were including at the top of their css wasn't necessary, either. Will edit my previous post to reflect that.

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You can alternatively set this pref to 0 (zero) on the about:config page to disable the location bar drop-down list.

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Had the same issue in Linux, and the usual suspects listed above (that work in Windows) did not work.

cor-el's tip re "maxRichResults" was the only one I needed to apply - thanks!