How to Disable / Adjust URL Suggestions in Addressbar of Mozilla Firefox

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Mozilla Firefox latest version comes with lots of great improvements and new features. One of the new feature is redesigned addressbar aka Awesomebar.

The new addressbar shows a drop-down list of matching URLs as soon as you type something in addressbar. By default it shows 12 suggestions in drop-down list:

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Some people might feel uncomfortable with this new feature and want to disable it. Some might want to increase / decrease the no. of suggestions in drop-down list.

So here is a simple and small tutorial for adjusting no. of suggestions in addressbar or to completly disable this new feature:

1. Open firefox and type about:config in the addressbar and press Enter. It'll confirm, click on I'll be careful, I promise! button.

2. Now type browser.urlbar.maxRichResults in the Filter box. It'll show a single entry in the results window.

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3. Now double-click on this entry or right-click on it and select "Modify". It'll open new dialog box asking to enter your desired integer.

4. You can enter any non-negative integer according to your requirement. We have used 6.

5. That's it. Now Firefox will show your desired no. of URL suggestions in addressbar next time you'll type something.

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NOTE: To disable suggestions completely, set the value to 0.





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