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Deleting saved url's from address bar........


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I use FF 3.0.5 browser version. Recently I cannot remove the auto saved sites in the address bar. There are 12 there and they stay there regardless, and no new ones are saved. I have used the "tools/options/private date/ clear now" to no avail. HELP!

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You should be able to click on unwanted site to highlight it, and hit "Delete" button.
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Thanks, but doesn't work. Deletes from the bar at that point but is still there when the down arrow is clicked and the dropdown expands. Got me baffled.

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Normally, those are just History files and can be removed from Tools>Options>Privacy tab under Private Data. Also,Ctrl + H will bring up all browser history and just delete from the History pane.

Edited by Major Payne, 04 January 2009 - 08:02 AM.

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Actually, Firefox Smart Location Bar matches entries from two sources:
- history (visited sites)
- bookmarks (unvisited sites)
Those addresses, which still show from drop-down menu must be from your bookmarks.
Both sources can be adjusted.
Open new tab, and type: about:config. Hit Enter.
1. Remove Unvisited Bookmarks - Your displayed results will still include your bookmarks, but only those you have visited. In filter bar type: places.frecency.unvisitedBookmarkBonus; double-click on the entry and enter 0 (zero). Restart Firefox and clear history.
2. Remove ALL Bookmarks - Your displayed results will only be based on your browser history as well what has already been typed in the Smart Location Bar. With about:config change the following entries to 0 (zero). Also be sure to Restart Firefox and clear history after making these changes:
* places.frecency.unvisitedBookmarkBonus
* places.frecency.bookmarkVisitBonus
3. Remove History AND Bookmarks- Like Firefox 2, you can setup so that the address bar only displays results based on addresses you have typed. From about:config filter for browser.urlbar.matchOnlyTyped; double-click on the entry to change it from False to True. Restart Firefox.
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Now I"m really getting confused. I keep hearing Bookmarks and History and it seems I am talking about something else. My concern is with the address (url) window. My bookmarks are ok and the history is not a bother. If I am not making my self clear, please forgive me and thanks for trying.

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The URLs in the address field are from your browser's history. Try something even if it is wrong. You have a lot of suggestions already given. If you want none to ever show, set Firefox to NOT keep History at all. See Tools>Options>Privacy tab again and uncheck the box that has History remembered.

Edited by Major Payne, 04 January 2009 - 01:35 PM.

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Thanks, will try that.

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My concern is with the address (url) window

I said:

Firefox Smart Location Bar (address bar) matches entries from two sources:
- history (visited sites)
- bookmarks (unvisited sites)

We're talking about very same thing. Maybe you got confused by Smart Location Bar name.
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Thanx. Will give it the old college try again. Was just afraid of deleting my Bookmarks. Here we go.........
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