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Change location bar suggestions so it shows bookmarks first instead of most opened

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Change location bar suggestions so it shows bookmarks first instead of most opened

Hello, I would love to change the locations bar settings so it shows matched bookmarks first instead of history based hits. For example I want to quick access the web site "xxxx". I start typing in "xx" and the first suggestion is for the main site - that is why I bookmark "xxxx.com/forum". With the bookmark next time I start typing "xx" it always shows the "xxxx.com/forum" first, no matter that I've accessed the main sait "xxxx.com" more. The show only bookmarks option that is in Options -> Privacy doesn't suit me since I want to view history as well.

Note: An add-on for that is a perfectly valid option as well Thanks in advance!

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Re: Change location bar suggestions so it shows bookmarks first instead of most opened

In your location bar, enter about:config

In the search box, type places.frecency.bookmarkVisitBonus

Double click on that entry and change the value (increase it to something like 1000) and it should vastly increase the weight given to your bookmarks when prioritizing in the suggestions.

Do the same with places.frecency.unvisitedBookmarkBonus

You may also want to tweak other weights: just search for places.frecency (and play around with it)

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Re: Change location bar suggestions so it shows bookmarks first instead of most opened

You can set your location bar to only show you bookmark matches - Changing your location bar settings

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Re: Change location bar suggestions so it shows bookmarks first instead of most opened

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Re: Change location bar suggestions so it shows bookmarks first instead of most opened

Like I said - changing location bar settings to only show bookmarks is not an option. Thank you for your reply anyway Smiley Happy What cor-el posted gets me closest to what I need but not quite. Still will do if not another alternative.

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Senior Contributor

Re: Change location bar suggestions so it shows bookmarks first instead of most opened

In your location bar, enter about:config

In the search box, type places.frecency.bookmarkVisitBonus

Double click on that entry and change the value (increase it to something like 1000) and it should vastly increase the weight given to your bookmarks when prioritizing in the suggestions.

Do the same with places.frecency.unvisitedBookmarkBonus

You may also want to tweak other weights: just search for places.frecency (and play around with it)

New Contributor

Re: Change location bar suggestions so it shows bookmarks first instead of most opened

Thanks