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Post Posted May 18th, 2019, 5:10 pm

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See those about:c items listed in the dropdown window? They appear whenever I type about:c in the urlbar. How do I get rid of them? I do NOT want them to appear when I type about:c in the urlbar. Is there an about:config setting to stop this?

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Post Posted May 19th, 2019, 1:13 am

You can cursor down the list and press the Delete key to get rid of them. You can go to about:preferences#privacy and uncheck what the address bar will suggest but doing so will remove everything else that matches the category.

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Post Posted May 19th, 2019, 4:53 am

Hi,
or...
You can do the following to be rid of all the "suggestions."

Open a new, blank tab.
Type or copy 'n' paste "about:config" in the address bar and press the Enter key.
Accept the silly risk.

Type "urlbar" into the Search box at the top. (NOTE: NO quotes anywhere.)

Right click the "browser.urlbar.maxRichResults" preference
& you can MODIFY it to suit your needs.
The default is 10....so select 0 (zero) to remove all & click OK.
The change is instant.
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Post Posted May 20th, 2019, 1:09 pm

LIMPET235 wrote:Open a new, blank tab.
Type or copy 'n' paste "about:config" in the address bar and press the Enter key.
Accept the silly risk.

Type "urlbar" into the Search box at the top. (NOTE: NO quotes anywhere.)

Right click the "browser.urlbar.maxRichResults" preference
& you can MODIFY it to suit your needs.
The default is 10....so select 0 (zero) to remove all & click OK.
The change is instant.


Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for.

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Post Posted May 21st, 2019, 5:49 am

You're welcome...

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