In the recent Firefox update there is a new icon that pops up in my Top Sites with a magnifying glass icon on them. I love the Top Sites feature since it lets me quickly skip over to the sites I visit the most. But these new Icons with the magnifying glass on them only add the @website to the search bar instead of taking me to the site. How do I prevent these form appearing? I prefer that when I click on a site I got to it, instead of getting a "Search the site" option.
I've checked the options menu but all I can find are options on how to disable the Top Sites section entirely.
I'm pretty sure you can remove them as follows:
When you hover your mouse over one of the "tiles" in Top Sites, a ••• button should appear in the circle near the top right corner of the tile. If you click that button, the drop-menu should provide you the option to "Dismiss" the tile. That will add it to a block list so it doesn't come back again.
Does that work on your new tab page?
See also: Customize the New Tab page