How to disable live search suggestions in the address bar in Firefox

Mozilla Firefox 41 introduced live search suggestions in the address bar of the browser. While many people might like this change, there are some who do not want to see those suggestions in their browser. If you want to disable this feature, follow the instructions in this article.

Disable live search suggestions in the address bar in Firefox

Firefox comes with an option to disable live search suggestions. You will find it in Preferences - Privacy.

  1. Open Firefox preferences.
  2. Go to the Privacy page.
  3. Under Location bar, untick the option Related searches from the default search engine:firefox disable search suggestions address bar

There is also an option in the about:config editor. If you need to disable live search suggestions this way, do the following:

  1. Open a new tab and enter the following text in the address bar:

    Confirm that you will be careful if a warning message appears for you.this might void your warranty

  2. Enter the following text in the filter box:
  3. You will see the parameter browser.urlbar.suggest.searches. Set it to false.firefox disable live search suggestions address bar

That's it. This will disable live search suggestions in Firefox. Feel free to ask any questions you have.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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