Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
New member
Status: New idea

Currently autocomplete prioritizes arbitrary URLs over actual history and bookmarks. For example, if '' is bookmarked and in history, and the top level '' is not, typing 'you' or something similar will autocomplete '' instead of the actual desired URL, requiring the user to arrow down through the suggestions to select what should have already been filled in.

(Yes, Safari has the same broken behavior. That's why my default browser is Chrome which, for all its faults, at least works properly and respects the user's choices.)

Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey @orc4hire

This option should already be available:

  • In preferences, go to the search section and look for "Search Suggestions"
  • In that section uncheck "Show search suggestions ahead of browsing history in address bar results".

That should put history & bookmarks ahead of search suggestions.

Hope this helps! And if that's not what you're looking for, let us know.

New member

Turning off Search Suggestions does not change the behavior.

New member

I have the same issue with 'face' (my request here)


Not applicable
  • Open about:config
  • Look up browser.urlbar.autoFill.adaptiveHistory.enabled and set it to true