stop navbar searching permanently
If I wanted to use the navbar for search I'd set it up that way. I don't, and I'm getting really sick of doing this...
type in searchBar "about:config" Accept warning Search "browser.urlbar.suggest.searches" and change it to false (Do this Only if you want to disable suggesions) Search "keyword.enabled" and change it to false Search "browser.fixup.alternate.enabled" and change it to false
every time I open Firefox or a new tab in Firefox.
I'd like the option of not having it search in the navbar, ever. I search using Google. I like Google. I've been a big fan and supporter of Firefox for years, but this constantly having to deal with the search in the navbar thing, which I don't want it to do, is really turning me off of Firefox. I hate the Microsoft junk, Explorer and Edge, and I don't like Chrome either, but I'm getting really sick of Firefox trying to shove this Search via the navbar thing down my throat.
How do I disable navbar search permanently, or am I just stuck with redoing it every time I open Firefox or a new tab, at least until I get completely fed up and decide to give another browser a try at replacing Firefox?
You can always set a HomePage so when you open firefox it will be Google home page.
I don't know why you are having an issue. I have always used the old, separate search bar. I only ever type or paste a web address in the address bar.
You may have to disable suggestions. That is in two places in Settings. 1. Settings > Search > Suggestions; 2. Settings > Privacy & Security > Address Bar.