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SOLVED location bar/search settings in Firefox 43 ("visit")

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:58 pm
by fraxinus_63
I am running Mint 13 MATE and updated to Firefox 43 a couple of days ago. I am noticing a number of little changes which I am adapting to - as a FF lover I have downloaded the Classic Theme Restorer add-on, in case it is useful in future for restoring old workflows.

One change irritates me, I'm afraid. Whenever I click the location bar and type the first character of a url, a website address from my history now appears prefixed with the word "visit". For example, if I type "f", I am served "visit facebook.com" above the list of other urls from my history beginning with "f" (which is valuable and useful). This new functionality is not useful to me. It's a small thing I know, but can anyone advise me on how to revert the way "predictive text" used to work in Firefox's location bar?

Re: location bar/search settings in Firefox 43

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:24 pm
by BigEasy

Re: location bar/search settings in Firefox 43

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:42 pm
by fraxinus_63
@BigEasy - thanks so much.

Re: location bar/search settings in Firefox 43

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:43 pm
by xenopeek
it was annoying me as well; it's not consistently adding "visit" to the first result and the "visit" bar for the first result hides whether the URL is in your bookmarks or not. It's the last straw that it annoys you as well! Time to find how to revert this :)

I found it can be reverted by going to about:config and changing the setting browser.urlbar.unifiedcomplete to false. Then restart Firefox and it will behave just like Firefox 42 did.

Re: location bar/search settings in Firefox 43 ("visit")

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:20 am
by fraxinus_63
Thanks very much, xenopeek. For some reason my request for help appeared twice on this board - forum member BigEasy has also kindly supplied the answer, in response to my other thread: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=211883. I find the new default behaviour very unhelpful and I am very pleased to be able to revert it!