Firefox’s Website Suggestions Changed: Here’s How to Revert It

Akshata Shanbhag 04-01-2016

When you type a keyword in the address bar in Firefox 43 Location Bar Enhancer Makes Firefox's Address Bar More Useful And Easier To Understand When you stop and think about it for a moment, what the address bar does most of the time is… nothing. I mean, it just sits there, displaying the current tab's URL in the plainest,... Read More , the auto-suggest feature now shows you the primary domain name instead of the relevant web page that you have visited the most often on that particular domain. Fortunately, you can revert to the older, more helpful website suggestion system with a simple fix.


Type about:config in the address bar, hit Enter, and accept the warning on the next page by clicking on the I’ll be careful, I promise! button.


Once you’re on the advanced settings page, search for browser.urlbar.unifiedcomplete. The value of this entry is set to true by default. Double-click on it to toggle it to false.

The address bar should now behave as you have always expected it to i.e. it should now show relevant web pages on a domain instead of the primary domain itself.

Are you comfortable making advanced tweaks using about:config Firefox Too Slow? Optimise Your Browser With These Tricks Read More ? Tell us in the comments.


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  1. Alfred E Lukasek
    January 5, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Yes if I have specific instructions...