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  1. How to revert to the old address bar ?

    Hello forum,
    I have just installed FF 3.0 and I hate the new address bar, is it
    possible to revert to the old behavior ?

    Corto

  2. Re: How to revert to the old address bar ?

    rebonjour Forum,
    This new releases shows that changes have occured in mozilla corp. it
    really looks like a commercial browser with a lot of unuseful cosmetic
    new features that complicates the browsing and no way to choose if you
    want them or not.
    I answer my own question because I think it can be useful for others,
    there is an extension that does the job. It is simply called 'Old
    Location Bar', you can find it at
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7637

    jules cesar a écrit :
    > Hello forum,
    > I have just installed FF 3.0 and I hate the new address bar, is it
    > possible to revert to the old behavior ?
    >
    > Corto



  3. Re: How to revert to the old address bar ?

    jules cesar wrote:
    > Hello forum,
    > I have just installed FF 3.0 and I hate the new address bar, is it
    > possible to revert to the old behavior ?
    >
    > Corto

    Yes.

    There is a config entry that will hide the history.


    --
    Ron Hunter rphunter@charter.net

  4. Re: How to revert to the old address bar ?

    jules cesar wrote:
    > rebonjour Forum,
    > This new releases shows that changes have occured in mozilla corp. it
    > really looks like a commercial browser with a lot of unuseful cosmetic
    > new features that complicates the browsing and no way to choose if you
    > want them or not.
    > I answer my own question because I think it can be useful for others,
    > there is an extension that does the job. It is simply called 'Old
    > Location Bar', you can find it at
    > https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7637
    >
    > jules cesar a écrit :
    >> Hello forum,
    >> I have just installed FF 3.0 and I hate the new address bar, is it
    >> possible to revert to the old behavior ?
    >>
    >> Corto

    >

    It isn't required. The feature can be turned off by a change to the
    config file.


    --
    Ron Hunter rphunter@charter.net

  5. Re: How to revert to the old address bar ?

    On 6/20/2008 5:38 PM, Ron Hunter wrote:
    > jules cesar wrote:
    >> Hello forum,
    >> I have just installed FF 3.0 and I hate the new address bar, is it
    >> possible to revert to the old behavior ?
    >>
    >> Corto

    > Yes.
    >
    > There is a config entry that will hide the history.
    >
    >

    Type about:config in the URL bar and hit enter then find
    browser.urlbar.matchOnlyTyped and double click on it to toggle it to true
    Dave Pyles

  6. Re: How to revert to the old address bar ?

    David Pyles wrote:
    > On 6/20/2008 5:38 PM, Ron Hunter wrote:
    >> jules cesar wrote:
    >>> Hello forum,
    >>> I have just installed FF 3.0 and I hate the new address bar, is it
    >>> possible to revert to the old behavior ?
    >>>
    >>> Corto

    >> Yes.
    >>
    >> There is a config entry that will hide the history.
    >>
    >>

    > Type about:config in the URL bar and hit enter then find
    > browser.urlbar.matchOnlyTyped and double click on it to toggle it to true
    > Dave Pyles


    Right, that's the first bit covered.

    Now, how do you get the pattern match to match against the start of the
    domain and not randomly positioned characters or titles: e.g. type "e"
    and get "e...." entries but not "wrightsaerials..."?

    Also, how do you get rid of the double-line entries so that only the URL
    is listed?

    --
    PeeGee

    The reply address is a spam trap. All mail is reported as spam.
    "Nothing should be able to load itself onto a computer without the
    knowledge or consent of the computer user. Software should also be able
    to be removed from a computer easily."
    Peter Cullen, Microsoft Chief Privacy Strategist (Computing 18 Aug 05)

  7. Re: How to revert to the old address bar ?

    "PeeGee" wrote
    > Now, how do you get the pattern match to match against the start of the
    > domain and not randomly positioned characters or titles: e.g. type "e"
    > and get "e...." entries but not "wrightsaerials..."?
    >
    > Also, how do you get rid of the double-line entries so that only the URL
    > is listed?


    Suggest before you change this that you wait a week, the results
    would probably get better, but answer to first question
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.urlbar.matchBehavior

    Answer to second question - reduction to a single line with same info,
    you really want to see url, title, and if it came in as a bookmark
    browser.urlbar.richResults False, the default is True for two lined results

    --
    HTH,
    David McRitchie, extensions I use are briefly documented on my site
    Firefox Custom: http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firefox/firefox.htm



  8. Re: How to revert to the old address bar ?

    for PeeGee,
    forgot to mention that you can mouse-over the url, or the title
    to see full url or title. The only problem with reducing to single
    rows is loss of bolding of found words, but a minor loss.

  9. Re: How to revert to the old address bar ?

    On 06/22/2008 01:54 AM, David McRitchie wrote:
    > [...]
    > Answer to second question - reduction to a single line with same info,
    > you really want to see url, title, and if it came in as a bookmark
    > browser.urlbar.richResults False, the default is True
    > for two lined results
    >


    Browser.urlbar.richResults does not appear in the default list of
    preferences, and it does not work on my Firefox 2.0rc2.

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.urlbar.richResults
    http://groups.google.com/group/mozil...b4365114d421ac

    Support for that option was removed :-( :-(

    The comments on bug 407836¹ are enlightening.

    I'm not fond of the new urlbar, and we need to old behavior and look
    back a soon as possible. It seems to me that the "awesome bar" is an
    attempt to bloat the browser. If that's going to happen, why not also
    "bloat" the configuration interface and allow people to easily get back
    the old behavior?

    ¹ https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=407836


  10. Re: How to revert to the old address bar ?

    David McRitchie wrote:
    > "PeeGee" wrote
    >> Now, how do you get the pattern match to match against the start of
    >> the domain and not randomly positioned characters or titles: e.g. type
    >> "e" and get "e...." entries but not "wrightsaerials..."?
    >>
    >> Also, how do you get rid of the double-line entries so that only the
    >> URL is listed?

    >
    > Suggest before you change this that you wait a week, the results
    > would probably get better, but answer to first question
    > http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.urlbar.matchBehavior


    Changed the value to 2 as described, but no visible change in operation
    and *it's getting worse, not better* :-( I note the descriptions says it
    is easy to get items where "typed text will match useless items" - a bit
    misleading as so far "you always get useless items" is a better description.

    Also noted that browser.urlbar.matchOnWordBoundary is true by default
    and *supposedly* does what I require (though it doesn't appear in the
    config list).

    >
    > Answer to second question - reduction to a single line with same info,
    > you really want to see url, title, and if it came in as a bookmark
    > browser.urlbar.richResults False, the default is True
    > for two lined results
    >


    Tried that and absolutely no change visible.

    Whatever I have tried so far results in "wrightsaerials..." appearing
    before "esure..." when I enter "e" as the first letter of the name.
    obviously listing in increasing numbers of visits, starting with 1 :-(

    --
    PeeGee

    The reply address is a spam trap. All mail is reported as spam.
    "Nothing should be able to load itself onto a computer without the
    knowledge or consent of the computer user. Software should also be able
    to be removed from a computer easily."
    Peter Cullen, Microsoft Chief Privacy Strategist (Computing 18 Aug 05)

  11. Re: How to revert to the old address bar ?

    "PeeGee" wrote in his signature...
    > The reply address is a spam trap. All mail is reported as spam.
    > "Nothing should be able to load itself onto a computer without the
    > knowledge or consent of the computer user. Software should also be able
    > to be removed from a computer easily."
    > Peter Cullen, Microsoft Chief Privacy Strategist (Computing 18 Aug 05)


    If what you wrote is correct then you are misusing newsgroups, and
    I doubt very much that Peter Cullen would appreciate his name associated
    with your means. You don't put a spam trap into a message that asks
    for or provides an answer. The only people you will catch are those
    trying to help you or to thank you.

  12. Re: How to revert to the old address bar ?

    "PeeGee" ...
    > David McRitchie wrote:
    >> "PeeGee" wrote
    >>> Now, how do you get the pattern match to match against the start of
    >>> the domain and not randomly positioned characters or titles: e.g. type
    >>> "e" and get "e...." entries but not "wrightsaerials..."?

    >>
    >> Suggest before you change this that you wait a week, the results
    >> would probably get better, but answer to first question
    >> http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.urlbar.matchBehavior

    >
    > Changed the value to 2 as described, but no visible change in operation
    > and *it's getting worse, not better* :-( I note the descriptions says it
    > is easy to get items where "typed text will match useless items" - a bit
    > misleading as so far "you always get useless items" is a better description.
    >
    > Also noted that browser.urlbar.matchOnWordBoundary is true by default
    > and *supposedly* does what I require (though it doesn't appear in the
    > config list).
    >
    > Whatever I have tried so far results in "wrightsaerials..." appearing
    > before "esure..." when I enter "e" as the first letter of the name.
    > obviously listing in increasing numbers of visits, starting with 1 :-(


    Don't know what to say you might try 1 instead of 2.
    Perhaps if you are looking at the responses after each character
    or only at the end that you try the opposite.

    You might try training it a bit, by deleting (non bookmarked) entries, and
    copying a wanted url and pasting into location bar of another tab.
    I should get used to what you do based on usage frequencies.
    The idea is not to put what you want as the first entry, but to put it
    within sight. A bookmarked entry counts for a lot, so you might try
    bookmarking a few more. It is going to pick up urls not domains.

    Possibly you have installed an extension, a theme, or changes to
    userChrome.css (style) that are in conflict if one of the settings
    makes no difference which ever way you use it.


  13. Re: How to revert to the old address bar ?

    Hello David McRitchie,
    Why do you always send the same answers that don't work, I don't
    understand your insistance to want me modify the behavior of the awful
    bar, I want to remove it and according to the number of forums,
    nawsgroups, sites with the same question I browsed on the web this week,
    I am not the only one.
    .
    I don't care if it each row is on 1 or two lines
    I don't care if there is 20, 12 15 or 0 lines
    I don't want to install openbook or another extension to do what I use
    to do with just FF
    .
    I don't want any software to keep track of how often I go to which site.
    I started using FF 1 because it was safer than IE and now I see that FF3
    installs security threats on my PC without asking me if I want the
    option or not.

    Regards
    Corto

    David McRitchie a écrit :
    > Concerning url addresses in Fx3 quoted from
    > http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.urlbar.matchBehavior
    > "Typing in the Location Bar will now search not only URLs, but page
    > titles, bookmark names, and tags. "
    >
    > And by the way it does not include looking for keywords yet, and if
    > you are using keywords you should install the "OpenBook" extension.
    > They were pushing tags (unorganized, unsorted bookmarking) to the
    > exclusion of keywords and structured bookmarking.
    >
    > As I said earlier you should try it for a week, for it to pick up on your
    > habits, as directly and repetitively typed urls will count a lot.
    >
    > My notes can be found at (paste 'complete link' into location bar)
    > http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firef...htm#awesomebar
    >
    > To revert to behavior of Firefox 2:
    > To prevent entries from History and bookmarked items from appearing (but
    > show those that a user has specifically typed in to the location/url
    > bar), use
    > about:config to toggle browser.urlbar.matchonlytyped to true.
    > http://kb.mozillazine.org/Disabling_...lete_-_Firefox
    > http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config_entries
    >
    > The complete thread for this newsgroup posting can be seen at
    > http://groups.google.com/group/mozil...d8a2656019e0c8
    >
    >



  14. Re: How to revert to the old address bar ?

    PeeGee wrote:
    > David McRitchie wrote:
    >> "PeeGee" wrote
    >>> Now, how do you get the pattern match to match against the start of
    >>> the domain and not randomly positioned characters or titles: e.g.
    >>> type "e" and get "e...." entries but not "wrightsaerials..."?
    >>>
    >>> Also, how do you get rid of the double-line entries so that only the
    >>> URL is listed?

    >>
    >> Suggest before you change this that you wait a week, the results
    >> would probably get better, but answer to first question
    >> http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.urlbar.matchBehavior

    >
    > Changed the value to 2 as described, but no visible change in operation
    > and *it's getting worse, not better* :-( I note the descriptions says it
    > is easy to get items where "typed text will match useless items" - a bit
    > misleading as so far "you always get useless items" is a better
    > description.
    >
    > Also noted that browser.urlbar.matchOnWordBoundary is true by default
    > and *supposedly* does what I require (though it doesn't appear in the
    > config list).
    >
    >>
    >> Answer to second question - reduction to a single line with same info,
    >> you really want to see url, title, and if it came in as a bookmark
    >> browser.urlbar.richResults False, the default is
    >> True for two lined results
    >>

    >
    > Tried that and absolutely no change visible.
    >
    > Whatever I have tried so far results in "wrightsaerials..." appearing
    > before "esure..." when I enter "e" as the first letter of the name.
    > obviously listing in increasing numbers of visits, starting with 1 :-(
    >

    My experience with this feature is similar to prior versions. I start
    typing what I want, and continue, ignoring what comes up below, then hit
    'enter'. No problem. I would spend a lot more time trying to find a
    URL in the list than I would typing it, but then I am a touch typist.
    Others may find it useful, and it doesn't bother me that it is there.


    --
    Ron Hunter rphunter@charter.net

  15. Re: How to revert to the old address bar ?

    Corto wrote:
    > Hello David McRitchie,
    > Why do you always send the same answers that don't work, I don't
    > understand your insistance to want me modify the behavior of the awful
    > bar, I want to remove it and according to the number of forums,
    > nawsgroups, sites with the same question I browsed on the web this week,
    > I am not the only one.
    > .
    > I don't care if it each row is on 1 or two lines
    > I don't care if there is 20, 12 15 or 0 lines
    > I don't want to install openbook or another extension to do what I use
    > to do with just FF
    > .
    > I don't want any software to keep track of how often I go to which site.
    > I started using FF 1 because it was safer than IE and now I see that FF3
    > installs security threats on my PC without asking me if I want the
    > option or not.
    >
    > Regards
    > Corto
    >
    > David McRitchie a écrit :
    >> Concerning url addresses in Fx3 quoted from
    >> http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.urlbar.matchBehavior
    >> "Typing in the Location Bar will now search not only URLs, but page
    >> titles, bookmark names, and tags. "
    >>
    >> And by the way it does not include looking for keywords yet, and if
    >> you are using keywords you should install the "OpenBook" extension.
    >> They were pushing tags (unorganized, unsorted bookmarking) to the
    >> exclusion of keywords and structured bookmarking.
    >>
    >> As I said earlier you should try it for a week, for it to pick up on
    >> your
    >> habits, as directly and repetitively typed urls will count a lot.
    >>
    >> My notes can be found at (paste 'complete link' into location bar)
    >> http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firef...htm#awesomebar
    >>
    >> To revert to behavior of Firefox 2:
    >> To prevent entries from History and bookmarked items from appearing (but
    >> show those that a user has specifically typed in to the location/url
    >> bar), use
    >> about:config to toggle browser.urlbar.matchonlytyped to true.
    >> http://kb.mozillazine.org/Disabling_...lete_-_Firefox
    >> http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config_entries
    >>
    >> The complete thread for this newsgroup posting can be seen at
    >> http://groups.google.com/group/mozil...d8a2656019e0c8
    >>
    >>

    >

    If you don't feel comfortable with Firefox 3, then you probably
    shouldn't even go on the internet at all. And PLEASE bottom post in
    this group.


    --
    Ron Hunter rphunter@charter.net

  16. Re: How to revert to the old address bar ?

    David McRitchie wrote:
    > "PeeGee" wrote in his signature...
    >> The reply address is a spam trap. All mail is reported as spam.
    >> "Nothing should be able to load itself onto a computer without the
    >> knowledge or consent of the computer user. Software should also be
    >> able to be removed from a computer easily."
    >> Peter Cullen, Microsoft Chief Privacy Strategist (Computing 18 Aug 05)

    >
    > If what you wrote is correct then you are misusing newsgroups, and
    > I doubt very much that Peter Cullen would appreciate his name associated
    > with your means.


    I am not sure why the association should be made but, as you have
    identified a possible sensitive area, see below.

    > You don't put a spam trap into a message that asks
    > for or provides an answer. The only people you will catch are those
    > trying to help you or to thank you.


    Surely, the purpose of newsgroup postings is to request or provide
    information within the group thread and not hide it in a personal
    message. Where personal communication is needed, the participants can
    organise how they wish to continue.

    Personal experience is at odds with your final sentence as I have only
    ever identified one non-spam message in the account (I do glance at the
    (usually small) list that passes spam filtering and messages about
    viagra don't seem to be valid subjects - not even OT - for the
    newsgroups I frequent).

    I have, however, taken your comments on-board and will use the accepted
    alternative mechanism of a "invalid" type address. My sig has been
    amended accordingly.

    --
    PeeGee

    "Nothing should be able to load itself onto a computer without the
    knowledge or consent of the computer user. Software should also be able
    to be removed from a computer easily."
    Peter Cullen, Microsoft Chief Privacy Strategist (Computing 18 Aug 05)

  17. Re: How to revert to the old address bar ?

    David McRitchie wrote:
    > "PeeGee" ...
    >> David McRitchie wrote:
    >>> "PeeGee" wrote
    >>>> Now, how do you get the pattern match to match against the start of
    >>>> the domain and not randomly positioned characters or titles: e.g.
    >>>> type "e" and get "e...." entries but not "wrightsaerials..."?
    >>>
    >>> Suggest before you change this that you wait a week, the results
    >>> would probably get better, but answer to first question
    >>> http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.urlbar.matchBehavior

    >>
    >> Changed the value to 2 as described, but no visible change in
    >> operation and *it's getting worse, not better* :-( I note the
    >> descriptions says it is easy to get items where "typed text will match
    >> useless items" - a bit misleading as so far "you always get useless
    >> items" is a better description.
    >>
    >> Also noted that browser.urlbar.matchOnWordBoundary is true by default
    >> and *supposedly* does what I require (though it doesn't appear in the
    >> config list).
    >>
    >> Whatever I have tried so far results in "wrightsaerials..." appearing
    >> before "esure..." when I enter "e" as the first letter of the name.
    >> obviously listing in increasing numbers of visits, starting with 1 :-(

    >
    > Don't know what to say you might try 1 instead of 2.


    Tried both, closing and restarting FF3 after each change.

    > Perhaps if you are looking at the responses after each character
    > or only at the end that you try the opposite.
    >
    > You might try training it a bit, by deleting (non bookmarked) entries,
    > and
    > copying a wanted url and pasting into location bar of another tab.
    > I should get used to what you do based on usage frequencies.
    > The idea is not to put what you want as the first entry, but to put it
    > within sight. A bookmarked entry counts for a lot, so you might try
    > bookmarking a few more. It is going to pick up urls not domains.


    That explains why "www.wrightsaerials.co.uk" keeps coming up first, it
    is bookmarked.

    If I want a bookmarked site, I use bookmark entry and don't bother to
    type at all - isn't that what they are for? With FF2, it listed items
    from those recently visited and pattern matched from the start of the
    (sub-)domain part of the URL - ie ignored the www element. I can see
    that some people may want to pattern match within a page title, but it
    is a URL bar, so URL matching should come first and title matching
    ignored if titles are not included in the listing (which I am not yet
    able to get).

    If I am starting to type a URL such as (the non-existent?) commercial.eu
    (assuming www. will be added if needed), then being offered a long list
    of .com URLs is, in my opinion, next to useless. Others may feel
    differently, but it seems to be a major retrograde step from an existing
    (apparently) overwhelmingly preferred FF2 method.

    >
    > Possibly you have installed an extension, a theme, or changes to
    > userChrome.css (style) that are in conflict if one of the settings
    > makes no difference which ever way you use it.
    >


    Only one userChrome.css change, to remove the add to bookmarks "star"
    which I find irritating as there are multiple alternative mechanisms
    that have not been found wanting and I prefer an uncluttered URL bar.

    --
    PeeGee

    "Nothing should be able to load itself onto a computer without the
    knowledge or consent of the computer user. Software should also be able
    to be removed from a computer easily."
    Peter Cullen, Microsoft Chief Privacy Strategist (Computing 18 Aug 05)

  18. Re: How to revert to the old address bar ?

    I have to agree with Corto when it comes to the "awesome bar". Is there no
    way that the FF3 designers could have given us a way to absolutely turn off
    that feature? I also would like to just type in the address and see nothing
    else appear when I do that. I've managed to reduce the dropdown list to one
    old, deleted bookmark, but it still drives me up the wall to see it
    everytime I type in an address.

    darkrats


    "Ron Hunter" wrote in message
    news:2IidnaWgY4euMsLVnZ2dnUVZ_h_inZ2d@mozilla.org. ..
    > Corto wrote:
    >> Hello David McRitchie,
    >> Why do you always send the same answers that don't work, I don't
    >> understand your insistance to want me modify the behavior of the awful
    >> bar, I want to remove it and according to the number of forums,
    >> nawsgroups, sites with the same question I browsed on the web this week,
    >> I am not the only one.
    >> .
    >> I don't care if it each row is on 1 or two lines
    >> I don't care if there is 20, 12 15 or 0 lines
    >> I don't want to install openbook or another extension to do what I use to
    >> do with just FF
    >> .
    >> I don't want any software to keep track of how often I go to which site.
    >> I started using FF 1 because it was safer than IE and now I see that FF3
    >> installs security threats on my PC without asking me if I want the option
    >> or not.
    >>
    >> Regards
    >> Corto
    >>
    >> David McRitchie a écrit :
    >>> Concerning url addresses in Fx3 quoted from
    >>> http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.urlbar.matchBehavior
    >>> "Typing in the Location Bar will now search not only URLs, but page
    >>> titles, bookmark names, and tags. "
    >>>
    >>> And by the way it does not include looking for keywords yet, and if
    >>> you are using keywords you should install the "OpenBook" extension.
    >>> They were pushing tags (unorganized, unsorted bookmarking) to the
    >>> exclusion of keywords and structured bookmarking.
    >>>
    >>> As I said earlier you should try it for a week, for it to pick up on
    >>> your
    >>> habits, as directly and repetitively typed urls will count a lot.
    >>>
    >>> My notes can be found at (paste 'complete link' into location bar)
    >>> http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firef...htm#awesomebar
    >>>
    >>> To revert to behavior of Firefox 2:
    >>> To prevent entries from History and bookmarked items from appearing (but
    >>> show those that a user has specifically typed in to the location/url
    >>> bar), use
    >>> about:config to toggle browser.urlbar.matchonlytyped to true.
    >>> http://kb.mozillazine.org/Disabling_...lete_-_Firefox
    >>> http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config_entries
    >>>
    >>> The complete thread for this newsgroup posting can be seen at
    >>>
    >>> http://groups.google.com/group/mozil...d8a2656019e0c8
    >>>

    >>

    > If you don't feel comfortable with Firefox 3, then you probably shouldn't
    > even go on the internet at all. And PLEASE bottom post in this group.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Ron Hunter rphunter@charter.net




  19. Re: How to revert to the old address bar ?

    Hello Ron Hunter,
    I have read my message again because I thought I may have been somewhat
    unpolite or something else that would not suit the newsgroup policy and
    I don't see what. Why do you say that I "shouldn't even go on the
    internet at all". I will go where I want and when I want with or without
    your approval.
    I am not uncomfortable with FF I am uncomfortable with a useless CPU
    consuming and dangerous in terms of privacy feature that was put IN
    PLACE of a standard feature that exists on all browsers since there has
    been browsers.
    I didn't try to troll in any way, and I am very surprised of your
    answer. By the way English is not my language and I didn't understand
    the last sentence but if you mean I should post no more on this
    newsgroup don't worry, I know other forum where you can give and ask for
    an advice and still be respected.
    So stay with your friends and have fun

    Corto

    Ron Hunter a écrit :
    > Corto wrote:
    >> Hello David McRitchie,
    >> Why do you always send the same answers that don't work, I don't
    >> understand your insistance to want me modify the behavior of the awful
    >> bar, I want to remove it and according to the number of forums,
    >> nawsgroups, sites with the same question I browsed on the web this
    >> week, I am not the only one.
    >> .
    >> I don't care if it each row is on 1 or two lines
    >> I don't care if there is 20, 12 15 or 0 lines
    >> I don't want to install openbook or another extension to do what I use
    >> to do with just FF
    >> .
    >> I don't want any software to keep track of how often I go to which site.
    >> I started using FF 1 because it was safer than IE and now I see that
    >> FF3 installs security threats on my PC without asking me if I want the
    >> option or not.
    >>
    >> Regards
    >> Corto
    >>
    >> David McRitchie a écrit :
    >>> Concerning url addresses in Fx3 quoted from
    >>> http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.urlbar.matchBehavior
    >>> "Typing in the Location Bar will now search not only URLs, but page
    >>> titles, bookmark names, and tags. "
    >>>
    >>> And by the way it does not include looking for keywords yet, and if
    >>> you are using keywords you should install the "OpenBook" extension.
    >>> They were pushing tags (unorganized, unsorted bookmarking) to the
    >>> exclusion of keywords and structured bookmarking.
    >>>
    >>> As I said earlier you should try it for a week, for it to pick up on
    >>> your
    >>> habits, as directly and repetitively typed urls will count a lot.
    >>>
    >>> My notes can be found at (paste 'complete link' into location bar)
    >>> http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/firef...htm#awesomebar
    >>>
    >>> To revert to behavior of Firefox 2:
    >>> To prevent entries from History and bookmarked items from appearing (but
    >>> show those that a user has specifically typed in to the location/url
    >>> bar), use
    >>> about:config to toggle browser.urlbar.matchonlytyped to true.
    >>> http://kb.mozillazine.org/Disabling_...lete_-_Firefox
    >>> http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config_entries
    >>>
    >>> The complete thread for this newsgroup posting can be seen at
    >>> http://groups.google.com/group/mozil...d8a2656019e0c8
    >>>
    >>>

    >>

    > If you don't feel comfortable with Firefox 3, then you probably
    > shouldn't even go on the internet at all. And PLEASE bottom post in
    > this group.
    >
    >



  20. Re: How to revert to the old address bar ?

    Ron Hunter wrote:
    > PeeGee wrote:
    >> David McRitchie wrote:
    >>> "PeeGee" wrote
    >>>> Now, how do you get the pattern match to match against the start of
    >>>> the domain and not randomly positioned characters or titles: e.g.
    >>>> type "e" and get "e...." entries but not "wrightsaerials..."?
    >>>>
    >>>> Also, how do you get rid of the double-line entries so that only the
    >>>> URL is listed?
    >>>
    >>> Suggest before you change this that you wait a week, the results
    >>> would probably get better, but answer to first question
    >>> http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.urlbar.matchBehavior

    >>
    >> Changed the value to 2 as described, but no visible change in
    >> operation and *it's getting worse, not better* :-( I note the
    >> descriptions says it is easy to get items where "typed text will match
    >> useless items" - a bit misleading as so far "you always get useless
    >> items" is a better description.
    >>
    >> Also noted that browser.urlbar.matchOnWordBoundary is true by default
    >> and *supposedly* does what I require (though it doesn't appear in the
    >> config list).
    >>
    >>>
    >>> Answer to second question - reduction to a single line with same info,
    >>> you really want to see url, title, and if it came in as a bookmark
    >>> browser.urlbar.richResults False, the default is
    >>> True for two lined results
    >>>

    >>
    >> Tried that and absolutely no change visible.
    >>
    >> Whatever I have tried so far results in "wrightsaerials..." appearing
    >> before "esure..." when I enter "e" as the first letter of the name.
    >> obviously listing in increasing numbers of visits, starting with 1 :-(
    >>

    > My experience with this feature is similar to prior versions. I start
    > typing what I want, and continue, ignoring what comes up below, then hit
    > 'enter'. No problem. I would spend a lot more time trying to find a
    > URL in the list than I would typing it, but then I am a touch typist.
    > Others may find it useful, and it doesn't bother me that it is there.
    >
    >


    If that's how you use FF, then fine. I have no problem with that. I much
    prefer to type 2 or 3 letters, press the "down arrow" to move to the top
    item of the list and press enter than type 128 characters, including a
    pseudo-random string that some sites appear to use, to get to a page on
    site I recently visited :-)

    So far as the OP is concerned, it appears that the change (for the sake
    of change) is permanent and no amount of tweaking the config or
    userChrome.css parameters will get anything approaching FF2
    compatibility, even though the parameters are there.

    --
    PeeGee

    "Nothing should be able to load itself onto a computer without the
    knowledge or consent of the computer user. Software should also be able
    to be removed from a computer easily."
    Peter Cullen, Microsoft Chief Privacy Strategist (Computing 18 Aug 05)

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