Recently we reported Mozilla to show search suggestions and sponsored content in the address bar in Firefox under “Firefox Suggest“. The feature landed into Firefox 92, if you don’t want to see it anymore, here is how you can disable it.
Before we get to the point, here is whahttps://techdows.com/2021/09/whats-new-in-firefox-92.htmlt Firefox Suggest feature is anyway.
Firefox with comibined address and search bar allows to visit websites and do searches.
As you start to type your queries, Firefox begins to show relevant suggestions based on your browsing history, bookmarks, and open tabs.
Reasons to hate or dislike Firefox Suggest
- With the new release, Firefox now groups search suggestions in the address bar.
- You may not want to see or click on sponsored search suggestions.
“Firefox suggest may sometimes include sponsored content from Mozilla’s advertising partners“, Mozilla confirms on the feature page.
- When you click on a suggestion, Firefox sends data to its advertising Partner.
From the beginning in Nightly, we didn’t like Firefox showing search suggestions separately at the bottom. If you also hate this, here is how you can prevent Firefox Suggest from appearing in the address bar
Disable Firefox Suggest
- Visit about:config
- Click on “Accept the risk and continue”
- Search for “browser.urlbar.groupLabels.enabled” and toggle to change its value to “false“
- Restart Firefox.
It’s worth noting there should be an option “Show Firefox Suggest in the address bar (suggested and sponsored results)” in Settings > Search > Search Suggestions. That’s not available as of writing, so use about:config pref to hide it until the UI option appears in Preferences.
Seems Mozilla has plans to provide granular control over search suggestions displayed under Firefox Suggest in the URL bar. In Firefox 94, it lets you turn off personalized and sponsored search suggestions, including with others.
What made you hate Firefox Suggest? Let us know in the comments below.
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