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Deleted auto-fill entry still auto-fills in address bar (v83.0)

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I'll occasionally run into Firefox auto-filling another website address I don't want, but I just figured out that it's Shift+Delete and not Delete to remove an auto-fill entry (a rather asinine change, I thought). Unfortunately, clearing out the unwanted address did not work and the address still auto-fills in the U.R.L. bar (see picture).

If deleting auto-fill entries doesn't actually work, what will?

I've always been curious about this, as well, but how does Firefox determine what address auto-fills if I type in a couple of letters? Does it keep a running tally of how many times I've searched for/visited a particular site and use that data? This would be useful to know for the future.

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The in-URL-bar autofill feature doesn't have a way to clear sites through the address bar. Possibly this will do it:

  • Open the Library window using Ctrl+Shift+h to show history
  • Search the unwanted site in the tiny search box at the upper right corner to find its history entries
  • Right-click any entry and use the "Forget About This Site" option to deeply scrub that site from Firefox's memory (history, cookies, permissions, etc.)

Hopefully that will work.

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Can we bump issues here?

(I guess we can)

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The in-URL-bar autofill feature doesn't have a way to clear sites through the address bar. Possibly this will do it:

  • Open the Library window using Ctrl+Shift+h to show history
  • Search the unwanted site in the tiny search box at the upper right corner to find its history entries
  • Right-click any entry and use the "Forget About This Site" option to deeply scrub that site from Firefox's memory (history, cookies, permissions, etc.)

Hopefully that will work.

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jscher2000 said

The in-URL-bar autofill feature doesn't have a way to clear sites through the address bar. Possibly this will do it:
  • Open the Library window using Ctrl+Shift+h to show history
  • Search the unwanted site in the tiny search box at the upper right corner to find its history entries
  • Right-click any entry and use the "Forget About This Site" option to deeply scrub that site from Firefox's memory (history, cookies, permissions, etc.)
Hopefully that will work.

I have no idea why most everything I found online indicated you could clear the auto-fill addresses through the U.R.L. bar, but your solution worked. I hadn't come across the "Forget About This Site" feature before, but it appears to have done the trick nicely. Appreciate it!

Do we know the parameters for the auto-fill? As in, what determines if either "Discover" or "Discord" auto-fills when typing in "dis"?

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I used to think it was alphabetical, but to be honest, I haven't studied it closely. (I turn it off in about:config, browser.urlbar.autoFill)

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