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Remove websites from the Awesome Bar suggestions

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Remove websites from the Awesome Bar suggestions

When you start typing into the Location bar (also called the address bar or "Awesome Bar"), Firefox displays a drop-down list of suggested sites. This article describes how to clear single items or all items from the Location bar history.

Clearing all items for a single site

  1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu , choose History and then click the Show All History link at the bottom of the list to open the Library window.
  2. At the top right corner, type the name of the website you wish to forget in the Search History field, and press EnterReturn.
  3. Right-clickHold down the Ctrl key while you click on the site you wish to forget in the resulting list and select Forget About This Site.
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    Note: Using Forget About This Site will remove all traces of that site from your History. For more information, see Delete browsing, search and download history on Firefox.
  4. Close the Library window.

Clearing a single item from the Location bar history

  1. To clear a single item in the Location bar history, click the drop-down arrow in the Location bar.
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  2. Press the down arrow key or move the mouse, to highlight the entry to delete.
  3. To clear the highlighted item, hold down the Shift key and press Delete on your keyboard.

Clearing all items in the Location bar history

Note: If you see items with a star, those are bookmarks and not part of your browsing history. This is part of the Firefox Awesome Bar feature. If you don't want bookmarks to appear in the Location bar, see Changing your location bar settings.
  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button, go over to the History menu and select Clear Recent History....On the menu bar, click on the History menu and select Clear Recent History....At the top of the Firefox window, click on the History menu and select Clear Recent History....
  2. In the Clear Recent History window, set Time range to clear: to Everything.
  3. Beside Details, click on the arrow button, then select Browsing & Download History.
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  4. To clear all items in the Location bar history, press Clear Now.
  1. Click on the menu button new fx menu , then click on History.
  2. Click Clear Recent History... to open the dialog window.
  3. In the Clear Recent History window, set Time range to clear: to Everything.
  4. Click on the arrow button next to Details to expand a list of items to clear. Make sure Browsing & Download History has a check mark next to it.
    Tip: Be sure to remove the check mark next to any other items that you do not want to be cleared. See Delete browsing, search and download history on Firefox for more information.
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  5. To clear all items in the Location bar history, press Clear Now.

Troubleshooting

I still see items with a star in the Location bar

If you don't want bookmarks to appear in the Location bar, see Changing your location bar settings.

3 REPLIES
Regular Contributor

Re: Remove websites from the Awesome Bar suggestions

See /forums/knowledge-base-articles/706498 for related discussions about this article.

Site Moderator

Re: Remove websites from the Awesome Bar suggestions

Some KB articles refer to the Location bar as the "Awesome Bar" while others use "address bar". The name in the Firefox UI is Location Bar, as seen at the bottom of the Options window - Privacy panel, and we still use that term in KB articles.

I propose we rename this article Remove websites from the Location Bar (aka address bar or "Awesome Bar") suggestions to avoid confusion, until a decision is made on what to call this feature in KB articles. See the discussion here:

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Re: Remove websites from the Awesome Bar suggestions

Based on the earlier discussion, "address bar" seems to be the preferred name in article titles, even though "location bar" is what's used in the UI and in article content. "Address bar" is the new name now used instead of "Location bar" in other KB article titles and summaries and "address bar" is how Wikipedia's article defines this feature, with "(location bar or URL bar)" as secondary names.

So, what about changing the article title (currently "Remove websites from the Awesome Bar suggestions") to the following?

Remove websites from the address bar suggestions"