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How do we disable the new URL bar in 77.01? The fix for 75.01 no longer works
The pop-out, mandatory search address bar is crap and everyone hates it, as witnessed by how many people immediately came to ask how to disable it when it was forced on us with 75.01, but the about:config fix of toggling browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus, browser.urlbar.update1, browser.urlbar.update1.interventions, and browser.urlbar.update1.searchTips to false no longer returns the address bar to the way everyone wants it, which is to have a dropdown list of the most recently visited sites.
I don't care what company is paying Mozilla under the table to gain access to users' search terms-- it's Google, Google is paying them for that access-- and I don't care how badly Mozilla needs the money. Turning the address bar into a search box is crapulous browser design, full stop, and I'm uninstalling 77.01 and never updating this browser again if it doesn't get fixed.
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The browser.urlbar.update1 prefs are only meant to be available during the development of this new feature.
The update1 prefs for enlarging the location bar are gone in Firefox 77 and you will have to use code in userChrome.css.
browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus should still work and prevent opening the drop-down list if you click in the location bar.