Do you get annoyed at Firefox’s address "location bar" — you know, the place you type the web address (URL) to which you want to go?
Firefox has long included a suggestion system that offered destinations based on the letters as you typed them. Before version 3, Firefox showed only those sites that you had recently visited (the ones stored in your Firefox history).
However, as of version 3, Firefox began offering suggestions based on both your recent history and on your Bookmarks.
Now, Firefox finally includes a way to get that under control!
As usual, it starts on the Firefox menu bar, by picking Tools > Options.
That opens the Options dialog box. Click the Privacy icon. That will display the following:
In the dialog box, yhou can tell Firefox to
- Remember history
- Never remember history
- Use custom settings for history
You can also clear your recent history and even remove individual cookies.
Finally we get to the Location Bar. Here the options are for the Location Bar to suggest based upon:
- History and Bookmarks
It looks like the Firefox authors listened to their users and brought this back under control!