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How do I delete an individual URL from the dropdown in the address bar in Firefox 73? Shift+Del no longer works.

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In previous versions all you had to do was highlight a URL in the dropdown from the address bar and Shift+Del would remove it, but that no longer works in 73.0.1, and it's funcionally impossible to find an answer via search engine because every result is pre-73 and suggests Shift+Del.

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@FredMcD It changed to shift-del for all platforms a few releases ago.

@TexasUberAlles shift-del should still be working for urls that are in your history.

Check that they haven't got a star by them (which would mean they're bookmarks and might behave differently).

You could also try this:

  1. Click the Library button 57 library icon , then click Bookmarks.
  2. Scroll to the bottom and click Show All Bookmarks.
  3. Click the history item in the left-hand pane.
  4. At the top-right of the window, search for the url you want to remove.
  5. Select it and press delete.

If that doesn't work, then there may be a bigger issue here.

Either way, please let us know.

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Click in the field, enter a character or two and STOP ! Using the arrow keys, highlight an unwanted entry. Then press Delete (Mac=Shift Delete). Repeat as needed.

Do any of these links help you? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/control-whether-firefox-automatically-fills-forms

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/search?w=1&q=autofill

Nnnope. Doesn't work, tried that already. That replaces whatever the URL is with whatever characters were typed into the address bar, but opening a new tab and typing same letters still shows that URL in the dropdown.

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@FredMcD It changed to shift-del for all platforms a few releases ago.

@TexasUberAlles shift-del should still be working for urls that are in your history.

Check that they haven't got a star by them (which would mean they're bookmarks and might behave differently).

You could also try this:

  1. Click the Library button 57 library icon , then click Bookmarks.
  2. Scroll to the bottom and click Show All Bookmarks.
  3. Click the history item in the left-hand pane.
  4. At the top-right of the window, search for the url you want to remove.
  5. Select it and press delete.

If that doesn't work, then there may be a bigger issue here.

Either way, please let us know.

Apparently the issue had something to do with trying to delete the first URL on the list? Every time I tried, it would appear to delete but still show up in a new tab, but once I went further down and deleted a different URL, now Shift+Del works again. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Very strange!

Standard8 said

@FredMcD It changed to shift-del for all platforms a few releases ago.

Thank you.