0
Thanks

A few words of thanks would be greatly appreciated.

MacOS/Firefox 3 - Disable the drop down menu of the Address Bar




Each time I make a query in the Address bar, there's a drop down menu that appears (full of suggestions). Is there any solution to disable it.
Under Firefox 3, if you want to delete an individual entry from the History, just highlight it (either in the History sidebar or in the address bar drop-down menu) and press Shift+Delete. Gone, never to bother you again! This method works for Windows users but won't work for Mac users.

For Mac user:
  • Start up Firefox
  • Before removing your bookmarks make a backup or export your current Bookmarks list to load them back afterwards
  • Clear all your private data (Tools > Clear Private Data...)
  • Go to your address / URL Bar and enter "about:config" and click the button "I'll be carefull, I promise!"
  • Change the values of the following entries to these settings:

browser.urlbar.autoFill -> false 
browser.urlbar.matchOnlyTyped -> true 
browser.urlbar.maxRichResults -> 0 
places.frequency.bookmarkVisitBonus -> 0 
places.frequency.unvisitedBookmarkBonus -> 0 
  • Restart Firefox 3 and the Address Bar Dropdown List will be gone
  • Reload your bookmark list into your bookmarks tab
0
Thanks

A few words of thanks would be greatly appreciated.

Ask a question
CCM is a leading international tech website. Our content is written in collaboration with IT experts, under the direction of Jean-François Pillou, founder of CCM.net. CCM reaches more than 50 million unique visitors per month and is available in 11 languages.
This document, titled « MacOS/Firefox 3 - Disable the drop down menu of the Address Bar », is available under the Creative Commons license. Any copy, reuse, or modification of the content should be sufficiently credited to CCM (ccm.net).

1 Comment