How to Restrict or Lengthen Number of Suggestions of Smart Location [ Auto Complete ] Bar

Smart Location bar is one of the good features of Firefox, which predicts where you want to go as you type. But it displays too few or too many suggestions. The smart location bar gives suggestions as you type in the name of the website or URL. For some, the number of suggestions might be too few or too many. Here is how to restrict (or lengthen) the number of suggestions that crop up as you type it in the location bar..

Smart Location Bar

  • First, type in ‘about:config’ in the location bar and hit [Enter].
  • Press the ‘I’ll be careful, I promise!’ button to proceed to Firefox’s configuration page where the changes need to be made.
  • Now, type in ‘browser.urlbar.maxRichResults’ in the Filter field and press [Enter].
  • Double click the entry and type in the optimal value for yourself, for instance, ‘10’ and press ‘OK’.


Remove or Delete URLs from Smart Location Bar

While the smart location bar helps you a lot when you browse, it still remembers the web address that you mis-typed. It comes up whenever you type in the URL in the location bar and you want it gone.   Typos in URLs are fairly common, and even with Internet Explorer the user is given suggestions of previously mis-typed address locations.

To delete a URL form the Firefox location bar, simply mouse over the URL and use the keyboard shortcut
[Shift]+[Delete]. This will remove the incorrect URL from the suggestion list.

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August 27, 2009 by: Prasanth Chandra

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