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Status: New idea

When using Firefox, I often replace part of a URL to navigate to a different page following these steps:


  • Step 1 - User is on a page such as
  • Step 2 - User wants to navigate to a different page on the same domain, e.g., a different subreddit 
  • Step 3 - User double clicks on the part of the URL they wish to replace, e.g., LifeProTips
  • Step 4 - User begins typing new part of the URL they wish to navigate to, e.g., soccer
  • Step 5 - User types 's' and desired behaviour would be for an autocomplete suggestion to appear based on browser history. Instead, the current behaviour is that the user has to type the entire word 'soccer'.

We already have autocomplete suggestions when typing a domain name from scratch. This change would be an extension of that behaviour in the instance where a user starts to edit part of a URL instead.

Other possibilities considered

I accept that there are other ways to achieve my goal, e.g., I could just type 'soccer' into the address bar and Firefox would recognise the keyword from my visited pages history and suggest the desired URL. However, I only realised this today when forcing myself to consider alternative solutions before I posted this idea. I believe it would be a fair assumption that other users interact with the address bar in the same way as me.

Thank you for reading.


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