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Firefox 102 cannot open url in address bar, only searches

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Starting today, with firefox 102 (on Ubuntu 20.04), I cannot open a url using the address bar. If I enter a url and then hit Enter, it brings up my selected search engine looking for that url, not opening the url itself. This has not happened before today. Is there a way to use the address bar only for opening addresses, and use the search bar for searching?

Starting today, with firefox 102 (on Ubuntu 20.04), I cannot open a url using the address bar. If I enter a url and then hit Enter, it brings up my selected search engine looking for that url, not opening the url itself. This has not happened before today. Is there a way to use the address bar only for opening addresses, and use the search bar for searching?

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Well, I started the computer this morning, and the problem seems to have gone away -- entering a url in the address bar goes to the url, not a search. Don't know why this happened, and I cannot replicate it, so maybe some kind of junk from some website got in there. But my original complaint remains: my preference would be that the address bar be used solely for entering urls; "suggestions", searches, and the rest of that stuff should be confined to the search bar, and keep the address bar clear of it.

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Try downloading Firefox from Mozilla, run it from the folder and see if you have the same issue with the add-on. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release

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Suluhisho teule

Well, I started the computer this morning, and the problem seems to have gone away -- entering a url in the address bar goes to the url, not a search. Don't know why this happened, and I cannot replicate it, so maybe some kind of junk from some website got in there. But my original complaint remains: my preference would be that the address bar be used solely for entering urls; "suggestions", searches, and the rest of that stuff should be confined to the search bar, and keep the address bar clear of it.

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Uliza swali

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