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Post Posted June 13th, 2017, 10:26 am

I unchecked search suggestions as suggested in FAQ help, restarted ff but search suggestions won't turn off. Annoying. Is there a second, secret method to turn off the suggestions. I use ff 52+ and winxp pro. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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Post Posted June 13th, 2017, 10:35 am


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Post Posted June 13th, 2017, 11:32 am

What search suggestions do you mean?

Are this suggestions that show in the location bar drop-down list or are this suggestions that you see in a search bar drop-down list?

If the latter is the case then which search bar (Navigation Toolbar or on a web page)?

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Post Posted June 13th, 2017, 12:33 pm

@wisgro :

You say : " unchecked search suggestions as suggested in FAQ help " , which makes me think that you're talking about the search suggestions in the address bar (aka : location bar, URL bar, Awesome bar).

You can turn those off :

Type in the address bar : 'about:config' (without the quoation marks) and press Enter.
(promise to be careful, if asked)
Type and search for the preference :
'browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled' (without the quotation marks)
and set its value to 'false'.
Last edited by Happy112 on June 13th, 2017, 4:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post Posted June 13th, 2017, 12:49 pm

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Happy112, I don't want to be picky but ' is a single quote whereas , is a comma. :wink:

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Post Posted June 13th, 2017, 12:55 pm

RobertJ wrote:.
Happy112, I don't want to be picky but ' is a single quote whereas , is a comma. :wink:

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Oops, my bad : I meant ' quotation marks' - but I'm sure that the OP 'gets' that ......

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Post Posted June 13th, 2017, 1:28 pm

What search suggestions do you mean?

good you asked again. firefox search bar dont show suggestions, but the google site itself do whatever some set as option. we tried out last days with edge and chromium, no way. and it is not "instant ..." in settings for google which are stored as cookie. its complete different.

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Post Posted June 14th, 2017, 2:51 pm

Thanks Happy 112. Your suggestion worked. No more annoying list of suggestions as I type in the address window.

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Post Posted June 14th, 2017, 10:15 pm

wisgro wrote:Thanks Happy 112. Your suggestion worked. No more annoying list of suggestions as I type in the address window.


You're welcome, wisgro - glad your problem is solved ! :D

Thanks for letting us know, this way others, with the same problem, might benefit from it.

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Post Posted June 15th, 2017, 1:23 am

browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled'

that is accessible from regular settings! no need for prefs.
so called "autocomplete feature"
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/aw ... r-settings
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Post Posted June 15th, 2017, 3:04 am

Brummelchen wrote:
browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled'

that is accessible from regular settings! no need for prefs.
so called "autocomplete feature"

Thank you, Brummy, I think the OP tried that to no avail ....... But of course I may be wrong.

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Post Posted June 15th, 2017, 5:20 am

It may be a secondary setting faded or missing from the OP's Search page GUI.
On the Search page/tab there is a Provide search suggestions and a secondary Show search suggestions in location bar
It wasn't determined where the suggestions were showing up, was it?

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Post Posted June 15th, 2017, 5:52 am

Grumpus wrote:It wasn't determined where the suggestions were showing up, was it?

Well, Grumpy, as changing that particular pref solved the OPs problem, I think it's safe to say the it was the location bar, aka address bar, aka URL bar, aka Awesome bar (I fail to see what's 'awesome' about it, though)

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Post Posted June 15th, 2017, 11:16 am

@Happy112 - Seem to remember there was a separation between the control for search input located on the Nav Tool bar and the nav (loc) bar's url input.
Two separate settings. I'm just wondering if there is an extension installed which is having an affect?
Fixed is not always the case??

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Post Posted June 15th, 2017, 11:37 am

Grumpus wrote:@Happy112 - Seem to remember there was a separation between the control for search input located on the Nav Tool bar and the nav (loc) bar's url input.
Two separate settings. I'm just wondering if there is an extension installed which is having an affect?
Fixed is not always the case??

Grumpy, I haven't a clue what you're talking about (maybe because it's been too darn hot over here for the past three weeks now).
But hey : the OP is happy, which makes me happy (pun intended .....)

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