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adress line keeps turning into big searchbox

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every time i open new tab the address line doubles in size and turns into a search-box. the new tab IS a search engine and i do not want this action. i have separate search-box on the same toolbar. i removed an addon, changed settings that i can find and still get it. noticed forefox crashing occasionally after this started up.

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in about:config adjust browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus browser.urlbar.update1 browser.urlbar.update1.interventions browser.urlbar.update1.searchTips

warning: these settings may be removed in a future update so you may have to eventually deal with the newer urlbar changes at some point.

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tried that. got something about selecting boolean string and something else.

Modified by TsDeane

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Hello TsDeane,

Maybe you thought that it was one long preference instead of four different preferences ?

Like :

browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus

and set its value to false

Do the same with these preferences :

browser.urlbar.update1

browser.urlbar.update1.interventions

browser.urlbar.update1.searchTips

Then close and restart Firefox.

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In case you have a userChrome.css file (or are willing to create one), please see this, what I call "masterpiece", written by fellow contributor jscher2000 :

https://www.userchrome.org/megabar-styling-firefox-address-bar.html