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Disable focus in the address bar for new tabs

Hello, I personally dislike the new address bar (also known as Megabar), mainly because it is enlarged without any user intervention, even if I only want to open a bookma… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hello, I personally dislike the new address bar (also known as Megabar), mainly because it is enlarged without any user intervention, even if I only want to open a bookmark without typing anything in there.

Is there a setting in about:config to disable focus in the address bar for new tabs? Thanks.

Asked by Underpass 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by radiocam 2 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

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How to get old Address Bar back??

With new update, I'm getting top sites in addresss bar. I want my old address bar with drop down button with most frequented site list..

Asked by tirthani.nishant 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by cor-el 5 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

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Can you change the new pop-out thing the URL bar does now?

So with the new update, the top URL bar will pop out slightly when you click it to type in a URL, or when you open a new tab. This is very distracting to me, why can't it… (மேலும் படிக்க)

So with the new update, the top URL bar will pop out slightly when you click it to type in a URL, or when you open a new tab. This is very distracting to me, why can't it just stay the same like before?

Is there a way to stop it from doing this?

Asked by Xirix 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by jscher2000 5 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

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cancel adress bar highlight

Since last update (75.0) firefox highlights the adress bar when I select it. (See printscreen) I do not want that. I want it to remain "normal" blank when I type somethi… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Since last update (75.0) firefox highlights the adress bar when I select it. (See printscreen)

I do not want that.

I want it to remain "normal" blank when I type something in it.

How do I go back to that behaviour?

Asked by Mic 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by vinicius.janick 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

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Optimize address bar...!

Its a Joke, Mozilla? First at all, please fire this bad employee: https://www.camp-firefox.de/profil/1-s%C3%B6ren-hentzschel/ He close Topics like this, with no reason, h… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Its a Joke, Mozilla?

First at all, please fire this bad employee: https://www.camp-firefox.de/profil/1-s%C3%B6ren-hentzschel/

He close Topics like this, with no reason, he is not up to his job. He just rattles off his mandatory text and says we have to get used to it, with version 77 it will be standard.

I've been using Firefox for about 18 years now, I've even donated, I just wonder why this beta was released.

Generally I don't understand why designers are constantly tinkering with design everywhere, are designers currently on offer ?!

Now my problem: If the proportions fit, I shouldn't care, in this case the address line was simply enlarged without scaling the surroundings ... now I'm on the start page and have to be extremely precise so as not to accidentally open the address bar, which completely overlaps the bookmark symbols, great, really funny.

Asked by Tom#93 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by Seburo 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

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deactivate searchbar when clicking next to addressbar

first of all, the new searchbar is a PITA. why would you make it pop out and enlarge?! do you wanna appeal to the elderly to make them realize where they just clicked?! a… (மேலும் படிக்க)

first of all, the new searchbar is a PITA. why would you make it pop out and enlarge?! do you wanna appeal to the elderly to make them realize where they just clicked?! a simple colored border would be just enough. The dropdown would be alright, except when you actually wanted to click a bookmark. now you can press escape, but the searchbar uncomfortably hovers over the bookmark bar, which gives me a weird kind of claustrophobia. Even worse when you want to deactivate that hover you have to click somewhere on the site, not just on the free empty space left or right of the searchbar. And guess how much fun it is finding a spot to click that is not a link...

Asked by Draethorian 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by cor-el 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

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drop down url box

the "new firefox" keeps filling my screen (slightly annoyingly) with what I am guessing is recent dropdown url suggestions I dont want the dropdown suggestions - I dont w… (மேலும் படிக்க)

the "new firefox" keeps filling my screen (slightly annoyingly) with what I am guessing is recent dropdown url suggestions

I dont want the dropdown suggestions - I dont want to delete history

I'd just like to revert back to the behaviour that......that previous version of firefox had

not possible?

Asked by quartz 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by cor-el 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

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adress line keeps turning into big searchbox

every time i open new tab the address line doubles in size and turns into a search-box. the new tab IS a search engine and i do not want this action. i have separate sear… (மேலும் படிக்க)

every time i open new tab the address line doubles in size and turns into a search-box. the new tab IS a search engine and i do not want this action. i have separate search-box on the same toolbar. i removed an addon, changed settings that i can find and still get it. noticed forefox crashing occasionally after this started up.

Asked by TsDeane 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by McCoy 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

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How do I switch this useless searching feature off?

I don't know where to even start, but how do I turn this annoying feature off? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/search-firefox-address-bar?as=u&utm_source=inprodu… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I don't know where to even start, but how do I turn this annoying feature off?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/search-firefox-address-bar?as=u&utm_source=inproduct

I have gone through and clicked a never ending amount of pages and I still cannot find an answer.

I don't want a never ending drop down menu it's annoying and distracting as well as pointless, since it is easy enough to do in the background, I don't need it constantly on in the foreground. There is enough constant garbage to have to sort through, I don't need more garbage added to the visual pile of steaming crap. KISS applies.

Yes I am not happy about it..

Thanks in advance.

Asked by SHempsey 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by cor-el 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

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Poll: how do people feel about the address bar in Firefox 75.0? (megabar – QuantumBar design update 1)

Poll: https://strawpoll.com/dkx61zeb Reddit discussion of the poll: https://old.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/fzd4s3/-/ Quotes from Mozilla's specification document, bl… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Poll: https://strawpoll.com/dkx61zeb

Reddit discussion of the poll: https://old.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/fzd4s3/-/

Quotes from Mozilla's specification document, blog post, release notes and knowledge base article: https://old.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/fwhlva/-/fn6cdbe/

Asked by Graham Perrin 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by McCoy 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

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Problem turning off URL-bar auto-suggestions in Firefox

(I remember posting this before, but I am unable to find it anywhere. Perhaps it wasn't stored. I apologize in advance for duplicate posting!) I use Firefox 75.0 (64-bits… (மேலும் படிக்க)

(I remember posting this before, but I am unable to find it anywhere. Perhaps it wasn't stored. I apologize in advance for duplicate posting!)

I use Firefox 75.0 (64-bits) on mac OS X Catalina for browsing. It gives me the following issue. When I start typing a youtube… URL in the address bar, a specific sub-page to the YouTube domain pops up first. It refers to s specific clip on youtube. While I’m typing, in front of it a grey star appears, such a marking a favorite. However, it’s NOT in my favorites. The auto-suggestions do not come from other opened tabs. This option is turned off. 
I don’t use any Firefox subscription account services for storing favorites online. Suggestions from search engines are also toggled off. 
I’ve tried all remaining suggestions on the following pages to get rid of this issue: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/remove-websites-address-bar-suggestions 1st method for clearing a single item didn’t work; 3rd method to clear my browsing history didn’t work.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1213978 I have turned off browser.urlbar.autoFill = false. Toggling this option, at least, got rid of unsolicited suggestions from the worldwide web such as youtubemoneycalculator.com. It’s a partial success!

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1213978 keyword.enabled is set to false, but toggling this won’t make any difference. browser.fixup.alternate.enabled is set to false, but toggling this won’t make any difference.


The only method that makes a difference is to turn off Addres bar suggestions from Favorites (in about:preferences#privacy). But then I don’t get any suggestions at all…

This example merely illustrates the issue with youtube… domain names, it happens with any address that I start typing in the address bar. Peculiarly, addresses that ARE stored in my favorites, do not appear first in the suggested domain names.
Okay, I’ve done my homework!

My conclusion/question: Some (former) favorites are stored in a location that I have no access to. I would like to receive suggestions as to where I can find these. Preferably, I do not want to delete every single one of them one by one.


Bottom line: It would be nice if I had some sort of control over my favorites. The suggestions appear to be totally random. If the most recently or most frequently visited favorites would appear first, that would make sense. Or if the main page would appear first (youtube.com) and not any other subpages. Does anyone know if this is possible and then, how to achieve this?

Lastly: I don’t understand why a browser that claims to be so concerned about my privacy allows for so many unwanted options. Also, it is a nuisance if these options are actually reset with every update Firefox installs. I have the impression that this happens. I did notice that now and then additional search engines are added to my one-click-search engines (about:preferences#search) without my prior notification. How does this comply with Firefox’s privacy concerns?

Asked by maszek 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by McCoy 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

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Can I get the old address bar back?

I don't know why anyone thinks this is better. I don't see the rational behind this. If there was an option to switch how it's handled that would be fine but this everyon… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I don't know why anyone thinks this is better. I don't see the rational behind this. If there was an option to switch how it's handled that would be fine but this everyone has to do it the way I want isn't mozilla. It's not why I use firefox.

I'm certain this will be ignored just like all the other questions about it. Insert principal skinner saying no it's the kids that are wrong meme.

Asked by tumaru 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by RobertJ 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

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you screwed up my firefox, give me back my location bar as is ...that was just stupid, leave it alone

you screwed up my firefox, give me back my location bar as is ...that was just stupid, leave it alone I want the old version back. Can't believe I gave netscape money 20+… (மேலும் படிக்க)

you screwed up my firefox, give me back my location bar as is ...that was just stupid, leave it alone I want the old version back. Can't believe I gave netscape money 20+ years ago.

Asked by Animatd1 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by Wesley Branton 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

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My browser bar is really big in the last couple of days. Can I reduce the size?

I don't know if Mozilla made a change, but the browser bar is temporarily too large and obscures my tabs. I hate it. Is there a way to go back to the same size it's been… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I don't know if Mozilla made a change, but the browser bar is temporarily too large and obscures my tabs. I hate it. Is there a way to go back to the same size it's been since day 1 using Mozilla?

Asked by scs.nursery 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by Eve 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

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remove the search with google option (and now the search with amazon as well!)

It appears firefox is working REALLY HARD to keep putting the Google search up in successive versions, changing code to subvert the wishers of firefox customers. What is … (மேலும் படிக்க)

It appears firefox is working REALLY HARD to keep putting the Google search up in successive versions, changing code to subvert the wishers of firefox customers. What is the latest method to drop this? I like having previously visited sites up and this makes the limited list even more limited especially now that they've added search with Amazon as well. It seems like the best reasons to use Firefox are being taken away by Mozilla. Is there a new browser that addresses the concerns Firefox addressed in the past, i.e. not being a slave to a company obsessed with taking over your browser experience for their own advertising income? Firefox has nice features but I'd rather lose a few features if that's required to lose the forced advertising and/or forced extra steps to avoid using their "partner" program. (Ironically I use Google for searches now and will explore other options based on this situation.)

Asked by adder70 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by philipp 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

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Search bar keeps showing my top eight sites, won't let me see URLs I use frequently

Ever since my Firefox updated to 75.0 yesterday (the 9th of April), whenever I want to type-in a URL I use frequently -for example, Twitter- the URL itself never shows-up… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Ever since my Firefox updated to 75.0 yesterday (the 9th of April), whenever I want to type-in a URL I use frequently -for example, Twitter- the URL itself never shows-up as it did halfway through typing. Instead I have to put the whole thing in. What's more, no matter what, the top eight sites I have when I open a new tab are always the things the search bar suggests. I've turned off everything in the Search options, but I just want to be able to get back all of my URLs in the search bar, as it's far easier than having to constantly use Google to find them all, just as it's easier to have those URLs in the drop-down menu rather than what I see.

Is there any way I can fix this?

Asked by finlandsberet 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by jscher2000 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

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Disable "Search with Google", browser.urlbar.unifiedcomplete False no longer working

I would like to totally get rid of the blue bar that pops up under the address bar. Previously, setting browser.urlbar.unifiedcomplete to False did the trick. I found tha… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I would like to totally get rid of the blue bar that pops up under the address bar. Previously, setting browser.urlbar.unifiedcomplete to False did the trick. I found that solution in this article https://www.askvg.com/tip-remove-search-with-google-and-visit-website-options-from-firefox-addressbar-results/ Now on Firefox 75 I realized it's not working. The blue bar shows up if doing a search, using a URL shortcut (alias) or doing a quick search. It's add no value to me and is just clutter. I've been using Firefox since it's release in the early 2000s and the plain jane address/search bar has always worked for me. How can I get rid of the blue bar?

Asked by droidekas 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by jscher2000 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

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How can I disable suggested websites from new FF v75 address bar?

Firefox v75 comes with a new address bar, promoting some popular websites in the drop down list. I don't want want to be inclined by these suggestions. So, how can I disa… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Firefox v75 comes with a new address bar, promoting some popular websites in the drop down list.

I don't want want to be inclined by these suggestions. So, how can I disable these?

Asked by Alman 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by McCoy 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

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how do i stop the search bar from doubling in size every time i open a new tab

opened Firefox this morning, got the you have updated Firefox message and since then every SINGLE time i open a new tab the search/address bar doubles in size, gets a blu… (மேலும் படிக்க)

opened Firefox this morning, got the you have updated Firefox message and since then every SINGLE time i open a new tab the search/address bar doubles in size, gets a blue border and almost completely covers my bookmark bar. i have to click somewhere in blank page to get the search bar to reduce in size so i can see my bookmarks. and when i do click in search bar to type something it immediately doubles in size, gets a blue border and has a list of websites appear under the cursor. why would anyone think this is something that needed to be changed i don't know. how do i get the search bar to act like normal? i hate this doubling in size/blue border stupid thing and it makes Firefox very VERY annoying to use. especially since more often than not i open new tabs so i can click on my bookmarks. having to now click somewhere to get the search bar to become normal size just so i can actually SEE my bookmarks is REALLY ANNOYING! like find new browser annoying!

Asked by xarnaye 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by Wesley Branton 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

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Why Firefox?

Please. Why do you add a Megabar without letting the users the abilitiy to disable it? https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/fwhlva/address_barawesomebar_design_upda… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Please. Why do you add a Megabar without letting the users the abilitiy to disable it? https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/fwhlva/address_barawesomebar_design_update_in_firefox_75/

For now, it is possible to disable it. But, its just temporary. Why do u wonder when people switch to Chromium based Browsers? You just dont love us... I cant even install an XPI on Firefox Nightly, u know what people want i guess... The Megabar is so ugly, please. PLEASE dont let these things happen: Say goodbye to:

browser.urlbar.update1 browser.urlbar.update1.view.stripHttps browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1627969 https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1627988 https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1627989

Asked by pushergene 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

Last reply by McCoy 7 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு