URL History Keeps Less Frequent Sites But Removes Daily Sites.
URL history saves sites which I do not visit as frequently as other sites but drops sites I visit everyday, multiple times. Why? How do I fix that?
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Is this about suggestions you see in the location bar drop-down list ?
Items you see in this list are bases on frecency (bonus), so you may see pages that you visited in the past frequently with a high frecency, but you not see recent visits with a low frecency.
You can possibly use the Firefox Home page and pin your favorites websites to tiles on this page.
Hi ChangeSUX, we now get three different kinds of lists in the address bar:
(1) Initial click => Top sites from the Firefox Home / new tab page
(2) Type a space => Classic "frequently visited URLs" list
(3) Type text => Matches generated from bookmarks, history, open tabs, search history, and fresh search engine suggestions (which you can turn on/off with various controls)
In your reply in the other thread you mentioned that you only get six items in the list. Are you referring to the #1 list? In Firefox 78, you can get a maximum of eight items, and in Firefox 79 if you are showing more than one row of URLs in the Top Sites section of the Firefox Home / new tab page, you can get more than eight.
If you check your Firefox Home / new tab page now, how many of the first row of tiles are filled? Do they have sites you would like rapid access to?
The new tab options are not relevant. I use blank page for new tabs. I want the address bar to function as it had in the past without having to press space.
How do I make #2 "Classic 'frequently visited URLs' list" the default behavior?
The new tab options are not relevant. I use blank page for new tabs.
Firefox will use that list regardless of what you use for your new tab and home pages. Unlike Firefox 75-77, disabling the Top Sites section of the Firefox Home / new tab page doesn't affect the list any more. You still should be able to open it for purposes of cleaning it up by typing or pasting about:home in the address bar and pressing Enter to load it.
I want the address bar to function as it had in the past without having to press space. How do I make #2 "Classic 'frequently visited URLs' list" the default behavior?
I am not aware of any way to do that in Firefox 78+.
If you need a purely mouse-able solution and you do not want to curate the Top Sites section of the Firefox Home / new tab page, you could look at an extension I created. The list is not identical because the ranking in the address bar has some secret sauce. You can examine its features and limitations on the Add-ons site here: