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Unable to remove or disable the search and navigation bar in the address bar. And it doesn't search anyway.

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  • Igcine ukuphendulwa ngu becky.mason

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Hi.

My firebox brower updated last night, and this morning, it's messed up my browser.. I've managed to find and get back my saved bookmarks.

But its also given me the issue of not being able to remove the 'search address bar' at the top of the screen. It's using the Search Bar in the address bar for search and navigation. which i don't want, and it isn't working in their anyway, it doesn't search..

Luckily i'm able to click on the home screen tab icon, which takes me to a google search engine screen (As i set it up as the home search engine screen) , which i can type in things, and it takes me to those pages. It's the firefox.

I've gone into settings, but doesn't actually give you the option in there to remove or disable the search bar and nativation address bar..

I found this post by someone in the mozila support forum who is having similar issue to me..

"Every UI update, there's something that makes me enjoy Firefox less and less and it becomes more and more difficult to make it something I feel is reasonable. Having the address bar suddenly take up more of the UI is bad design and not only irks me on a design level but it just doesn't need to be that large. I *know* it has focus because I did it deliberately.

So how do I turn this "feature" off? Chosen solution

You can revert to the old AwesomeBar by:

   Type about:config in the urlbar
   Search for browser.urlbar.update1 and set it to false
   Search for browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus and set it to false
   Restart Firefox   "


So i have tried to do this, but it's not made any difference, the search bar and address bar is still there at the top of the screen, and still not working. I want it gone..

Can someone help me please. Becky

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

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I halved sorted it out for myself in the end..