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Post Posted March 31st, 2015, 8:44 am

the-edmeister wrote:Open up about:config (typed in the Location Bar)
Right-click and toggle this preference to false

browser.search.showOneOffButtons

Then restart Firefox..

Thanks very much for posting that. :)
Also, didn't like the way the Search engines functions had been changed.
Good to know there's an easy fix! ;)

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Post Posted March 31st, 2015, 11:22 am

... as long as Mozilla doesn't remove that preference in the future.






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Post Posted March 31st, 2015, 1:08 pm

Which they probably will. Usually when they make a change like this with an about:config option it's just left there so they can back out should they encounter a problem in the near future. If it proves stable enough, they will tear out the old implementation. Mozilla does *not* like to support non-default features.
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Post Posted April 14th, 2015, 7:51 pm

the-edmeister wrote:Open up about:config (typed in the Location Bar)
Right-click and toggle this preference to false

browser.search.showOneOffButtons

Then restart Firefox.




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Post Posted April 15th, 2015, 7:49 am

the-edmeister wrote:... as long as Mozilla doesn't remove that preference in the future.

Bug 1119250. The plan was to do that in Firefox 38, but the preference still exists and works in the latest Nightly (what will become Firefox 40).

Edited to clarify.
Last edited by Gingerbread Man on April 17th, 2015, 7:26 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post Posted April 15th, 2015, 4:20 pm

Sometimes preferences stick around after they've been disconnected. Also, if you have a non-default setting on a preference, it will not disappear after it's removed because it's loaded with prefs.js.
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Post Posted April 21st, 2015, 5:07 am

patrickjdempsey wrote:This will make the old search-engine-button appear so you can see the selected search engine and easily change it, but keep the one-off search popup:

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.searchbar-search-button-container { display:none!important; }
.searchbar-engine-button { display: -moz-box!important; } 


This IMO is a fundamental improvement over either individual method.



hmmm, this code doesnt seem to work. it does show the default search engine icon, but you cant change the engine.

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Post Posted April 21st, 2015, 12:20 pm

It did work fine, they must have changed the implementation of the preference as a step towards getting rid of the old searchbar completely. I notice now that changing the preference also requires a restart. The days are numbered on this hack folks.
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Post Posted December 15th, 2015, 1:49 pm

I can no longer find the old preference, so it finally has happened.
But it is not as bad as it used to be, there is a change search settings at the bottom so it takes me 4 steps or five if you count closing the setting, to change the engine, as opposed to 6.
TWO WERE STILL BETTER!!!
And I miss seeing an icon!!!
WHY DID THEY DO THIS? WHAT GOOD COULD POSSIBLY COME FROM THIS?
FOR THE CUSTOMERS?
AND FOR THEM?
Any chance to fix this now?
And where can we voice our complaints to Mozilla?

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Post Posted December 15th, 2015, 2:16 pm

Classic Theme Restorer ....Options > General UI (1) > Four down, check Old search (experimental)
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Post Posted December 15th, 2015, 2:48 pm

Oh, thank you!

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Post Posted December 15th, 2015, 6:33 pm

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Thank Aris and enjoy while you can, I imagine the next target for stripping will be the Search Bar... Unless MM at Yahoo objects.
@ Yes the new search engine set up is a cluster ****
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Post Posted December 15th, 2015, 10:01 pm

Got rid of the search bar years ago. I open all my search engines from bookmarks in a dedicated folder.
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Post Posted December 15th, 2015, 10:36 pm

LoveMyFoxy wrote:Got rid of the search bar years ago. I open all my search engines from bookmarks in a dedicated folder.


Overall, the current (broken, IMO) Search Bar isn't long for this world. Firefox 43 has a new pref in Options > Search for "Show search suggestions in location bar results" which is a good start towards eliminating the need for a separate Search Bar. I'll be surprised if the (new for Fx43) Search Bar is still around when Firefox 45 comes out.
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Post Posted December 15th, 2015, 11:42 pm

I don't think I've ever used it. I used to have a small monitor and I didn't want to give up that much real estate.
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