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address bar dropdown arrow and menu of sites gone with recent update of firefox

"question: says it all. I have gone to "Options' and checked all the boxes and still I get only an abbreviated list of sites that I visit or have visited and this does no… (funda kabanzi)

"question: says it all. I have gone to "Options' and checked all the boxes and still I get only an abbreviated list of sites that I visit or have visited and this does not change with time. I have been using Firefox for years and this has never happened after an upgrade. For instance every time i want to go to my Hotmail account, I have to type in the URL in the address bar where as I used to be able to hit the drop down arrow in the address bar, a menu would drop down and i could click on Hotmail or Bank of America, etc and be taken to the site.

Asked by casale 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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How to stop the address bar from getting large and hiding parts of my favorites

I do not care for how the address bar swells in size. I find it annoying and not useful as I use a separate search bar which is the ONLY reason I use Firefox instead of … (funda kabanzi)

I do not care for how the address bar swells in size. I find it annoying and not useful as I use a separate search bar which is the ONLY reason I use Firefox instead of Chrome. Please tell me how to revert back to the previous was this worked. This is one new feature that I find annoying as it hides part of the items underneath it.

Asked by cjancola 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by McCoy 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Every time I start firefox the address bar pops out and asks if I want to search or enter address How do I stop this crap?

Starting Firefox the address bar pops out and asks if I want to search or enter an address. How do I stop it? I have looked everywhere toggled everything and this will … (funda kabanzi)

Starting Firefox the address bar pops out and asks if I want to search or enter an address. How do I stop it? I have looked everywhere toggled everything and this will not stop. I just want it t stop, please can some one tell me how to put an end to this garbage?

Asked by mrbeta 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Yinmin 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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How can I enable back the dropdown in address bar?

So my Firefox Developer edition just got updated to the version 74.0b2 and I got this brand new address/search bar. One of the things that it used to have before it had b… (funda kabanzi)

So my Firefox Developer edition just got updated to the version 74.0b2 and I got this brand new address/search bar. One of the things that it used to have before it had been updated was a simple arrow-down button that, when clicked, showed the most visited sites. Now, after the update, this button is gone (pic related). This makes my experience with Firefox *extremely* worse, because now I don't have a quick access to open one of my most visited sites inside the current tab without starting typing their addresses. Is there any option to bring that feature back? Is removal of this button an already-made design choice for Firefox that will stay with us for the next versions?

Asked by AWKjrh32r1 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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The new update makes the address bar larger when it has focus. How do I turn this off???

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 … (funda kabanzi)

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?

Asked by dhicks34 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Danny Colin 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Revert FF75 search bar

I've changed the settings found in this thread to remove the suggestions: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1283813 I also want to revert the stupid focus effec… (funda kabanzi)

I've changed the settings found in this thread to remove the suggestions: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1283813

I also want to revert the stupid focus effect on the search bar. This is a classic case of "don't fix what isn't broken". I'd love to know if the people making these decisions at Mozilla actually use their product. From my experience in large orgs with product owners, I'd bet my entire paycheck that they don't.

Asked by daxter 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Wesley Branton 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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How do I disable the englarged address bar when I focus on it?

As of Firefox 75, the address bar plumps out in an "enlarged" state. This is a new feature of Firefox 75, announced here: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/04/07/latest-… (funda kabanzi)

As of Firefox 75, the address bar plumps out in an "enlarged" state. This is a new feature of Firefox 75, announced here: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/04/07/latest-firefox-updates-address-bar-making-search-easier-than-ever/

I'm wondering: how can I revert this back to how it was? I don't want it to plump out since it partly covers up the surrounding UI elements. I have a muscle memory for sometimes minimizing this bar with Escape, then clicking one of my bookmarks or one of the UI elements. I haven't had an issue seeing the address bar before, so this new feature is a detriment to me.

Thank you

Asked by Me 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Remove "Search with google" and "Search with amazom.co.uk" from the address bar drop down list

In version 75 when I click in the address bar, a list of my most common sites appears, but at the TOP of this list are search with google and also amazon.co.uk. These are… (funda kabanzi)

In version 75 when I click in the address bar, a list of my most common sites appears, but at the TOP of this list are search with google and also amazon.co.uk. These are options I do not want to see, just "my" web sites. How can I remove these two items from the drop down list? Thanks.

Asked by siroctopusuk 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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How can I turn off the new (and really irritating) url textbox popout feature/styling ?

This is not the same as the https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1270094 - "how do i turn off the popup urlbar in the latest nightly build? Question and the soln… (funda kabanzi)

This is not the same as the https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1270094 - "how do i turn off the popup urlbar in the latest nightly build? Question and the soln to that Q: set browser.urlbar.megabar preference to false has no effect on what I'm seeing ( or rather, being stabbed in the eyes with ) - the search bar url text box now becomes a popup window in its own right.

Asked by Bob 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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How to eliminate website suggestions from address bar.

The latest update of Firefox includes an incredibly annoying "feature". Clicking in the address bar brings up a drop-down list of sites: youtube, facebook, reddit, wikipe… (funda kabanzi)

The latest update of Firefox includes an incredibly annoying "feature". Clicking in the address bar brings up a drop-down list of sites: youtube, facebook, reddit, wikipedia, twitter. This is distracting and I don't like Firefox shilling for these other sites. How do I get rid of these?

Asked by Mike 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by McCoy 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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How do I revert back to original address bar?

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 Ab… (funda kabanzi)

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?

Asked by Tiger 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Tiger 5 izinyanga ezidlule

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How to restore address bar behavior and line height in 75.0?

Firefox 75.0 has just been released. Address bar has been ruined with dynamic size and lines with increased height. For some unknown reason Mozilla developers think that … (funda kabanzi)

Firefox 75.0 has just been released. Address bar has been ruined with dynamic size and lines with increased height. For some unknown reason Mozilla developers think that taking away more vertical space will help their browser have "Focused, clean search experience that's optimized for smaller laptop screens" as they state in the release notes. Outrageous.

Now tell me how to go back to the old behavior.

I want a full horizontal length search result widget as it was before.

I DO NOT want an ENLARGED address bar while searching. Simply annoying that it changes its size and looks like popping out from the upper top toolbar every damn time I type something into it.

I want the ORIGINAL LINE HEIGHT of search results in the expanded address bar.

I want an address bar that doesn't expand when focused with Alt+D, like the old one.

I haven't found an about:config option to restore old behavior. However, a userChrome.css workaround is still good for me.

Asked by highbaser 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by elched 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Hi, as part of the update, you changed the behavior of the URL/search bar...

It now becomes bigger when you click on it or open a new tab, which is getting in the way of my toolbar. Is there a way to turn this feature off, and revert to the previ… (funda kabanzi)

It now becomes bigger when you click on it or open a new tab, which is getting in the way of my toolbar. Is there a way to turn this feature off, and revert to the previous behavior (where it did not change size when clicked on or opened in a new tab?)

I know this seems like a small thing, but it's majorly getting in the way of me using my toolbar like I have in the past. To the point where I'm considering going back to Chrome. Please advise!

Asked by bwsransom 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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How do i get Search with Amazon off the top of my address bar bookmarks?

Every time i open my address bar to go to one of my most visited sites, the search with amazon tab is at the top taking up valuable space. How do i remove this as its qu… (funda kabanzi)

Every time i open my address bar to go to one of my most visited sites, the search with amazon tab is at the top taking up valuable space. How do i remove this as its quite annoying

Asked by mweber100 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by McCoy 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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URL Bar now shows my top sites instead of personal history.

Is there an option in about:config that makes the url bar not show my top sites? I know that disabling top sites or changing browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.tops… (funda kabanzi)

Is there an option in about:config that makes the url bar not show my top sites? I know that disabling top sites or changing browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.topsites to false will make the url bar act like in the past, but i don't want to disable my top sites. When i open a new tab, i want the page to show my custom top sites and the url bar show suggestions based on my history.

Asked by Mike 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by McCoy 7 izinyanga ezidlule