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How do I revert back to original address bar?

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This last update forcefully added expandable box when you type something in the address bar. I dont like it and want to change it back. Can someone tell me what is the About:config option that I need to toggle to change this?

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Hello again Tiger,

Would you please take a look at this ghacks article and scroll down to the section :

"A second option, one that will resolve most of the changes even if Mozilla removes the preferences listed above, is to make modifications using a userChrome.css file. "

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/08/how-to-restore-the-old-firefox-address-bar/

Any good ?

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Hello Tiger,

Would you do this please :

Type in the address bar about:config and press Enter. (ignore the warning)

Type in the search bar and look for the preference :

browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus

and set its value to false

Do the same with these preferences :

browser.urlbar.update1

browser.urlbar.update1.interventions

browser.urlbar.update1.searchTips

Then close and restart Firefox.

'Hope this works for you.

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Solved! Thank you very much

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Tiger said

Solved! Thank you very much

My pleasure, Tiger !

There is a "but", though : this seems to be a temporary fix (so I'm told), but I'm hoping that they will come to their senses .....

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McCoy said

Tiger said
Solved! Thank you very much

My pleasure, Tiger !

There is a "but", though : this seems to be a temporary fix (so I'm told), but I'm hoping that they will come to their senses .....

Hey its me again. Seems like they didnt come to their senses afterall :( I am running 77.0 and seems like even with those flags set to false URL bar is popping out. Any idea how to fix this again?

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Hello again Tiger,

Would you please take a look at this ghacks article and scroll down to the section :

"A second option, one that will resolve most of the changes even if Mozilla removes the preferences listed above, is to make modifications using a userChrome.css file. "

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/04/08/how-to-restore-the-old-firefox-address-bar/

Any good ?

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Yes that did it. Thank you so much! I also went to the bugzilla and I will actively check the posts that address this issue. Really unfortunate we had to resolve to such "hacks" to fix such a trivial issue.

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