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Turn off initial suggestions when clicking in address bar

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  • Igcine ukuphendulwa ngu Shane

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Is there a way to turn off the initial suggestions when just clicking into address bar? I can turn off all history when using address bar which removes the initial popdown, but that also turns off using history once I start typing into the address bar. I want suggestions based on my history once I actually start typing something. What I don't want is to get a bunch of previous sites pop down by simply clicking into the address bar. I have tried several things with no luck so far. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

Hi Shane, to get a little more specific than the above suggestions:

The Firefox 75 address bar automatically drops down showing the top row of Top Sites on the Firefox Home / new tab page when you click in the bar. The goal is to make those sites readily available everywhere, but for a lot of people who have ignored what is accumulating on that page, it isn't initially helpful.

You can "clean up" your Top Sites on the new tab page to make the list more useful. See: Customize the New Tab page.

Or you can (at least temporarily) switch off the connection to Top Sites as follows:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box on that page, type or paste URLB and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus preference to switch the value from true to false

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Try searching urlbar in about:config and adjusting a few different things.

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You can possibly use F6 to set focus to the location/address bar instead of clicking with the mouse.

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

Hi Shane, to get a little more specific than the above suggestions:

The Firefox 75 address bar automatically drops down showing the top row of Top Sites on the Firefox Home / new tab page when you click in the bar. The goal is to make those sites readily available everywhere, but for a lot of people who have ignored what is accumulating on that page, it isn't initially helpful.

You can "clean up" your Top Sites on the new tab page to make the list more useful. See: Customize the New Tab page.

Or you can (at least temporarily) switch off the connection to Top Sites as follows:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk.

(2) In the search box on that page, type or paste URLB and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus preference to switch the value from true to false

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Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. jscher2000 - your suggestion of changing openViewOnFocus to false is exactly what I was looking for! Issue resolved :)