[Tip] Remove “Search With Google” and “Visit Website” Options from Firefox Addressbar Results
Mozilla Firefox web browser's new versions come with an improved addressbar (also known as URL bar, location bar or awesome bar) which shows search suggestions in the results list. This new feature is called "Unified Complete" and apart from the visual changes, it does following 2 important things:
- Shows search suggestions in addressbar results along with a new "Search with Google" option
- Shows "Visit website" option as soon as you start typing a domain/website URL which is present in browser history or bookmarks
Following screenshots show both these features in action:
New "Search with Google" option in addressbar results:
New "Visit website" option in addressbar results:
Many Firefox users are finding these new features annoying and useless as these options require to press some extra keystrokes to move to the desired result entry. For example, in older versions of Firefox, the first suggested entry in the addressbar was the most visited website URL but now the first entry is "Visit website" which is quite useless as it does the same job as pressing Enter key. Now if you want to open the first suggested link in newer Firefox versions, you need to press Down key twice to go to the actual first suggestion.
Same case goes with "Search with Google" option. It now requires to press Down key twice to open the first search result.
In previous tutorial, we told you how to disable the search suggestions feature in Firefox addressbar results:
Today in this topic, we'll tell you how to remove "Search with Google" and "Visit website" options from Firefox addressbar results list. It'll help you in disabling the new unified complete feature of new awesome bar and will restore classic functionality and behavior of Firefox addressbar and search suggestions feature.
So without wasting time lets start the tutorial:
Both these options can be disabled together by turning off a built-in preference in Firefox advanced configuration tool "about:config".
1. Open Firefox and type about:config in addressbar and press Enter. It'll open the configuration editor.
2. Now type unified in Search filter box and it'll show a few results in the window.
3. Double-click on browser.urlbar.unifiedcomplete preference and it'll change its value to false. Alternatively, you can right-click on the preference and select Toggle option.
That's it. It'll immediately remove the extra "Search with Google" and "Visit website" options from Firefox addressbar results as shown in following images:
"Search with Google" option removed from addressbar:
Now you can directly go to the first search result. No more search with google option.
No "Visit website" option appearing:
The "Visit website name" option will also disappear and you'll be able to quickly select the first or other suggested links in results box.
Posted in: Mozilla Firefox
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