I keep reading about changing certain settings or using Stylish addons. The truth is that NONE of them is equal to using this now-abandoned, wonderful addon. I'll be forced to stay on old versions of Firefox.
That was a great addon, unfortunately it is no longer working...
I may recommend a replacement by installing the Stylish addon plus these two styles https://userstyles.org/styles/131235/firefox-autocomplete-prioritize-url https://userstyles.org/styles/122394/url-bar-tweaks-remove-visit-search-limit-width
The issue which started in FF 43 with the first drop-down item not being selectable with down->enter can be fixed as follows:
Go to about:config (if you don't know how to do this from this instruction alone, I'd suggest either finding out more first by plugging "firefox about:config" into a search engine, or not proceeding for fear of potentially damaging your browser.)
Find this item: browser.urlbar.unifiedcomplete Set it to false.
Oldbar will now respond to down->enter on the first item once again.
For FF 43 (Win, Linux, Mac), typing in location bar, first drop-down history item cannot be selected with down-Enter. Same problem with "oldbar", but this add-on is newer and better, and still maintained.
This is the extension you need if you wish to get rid of Mozilla's "AwesomeBar" chaotic matching behaviour. Old Location Bar offers the option to customize the matching behaviour, including setting it to match only the beginning of titles and URLs. Upon installing it you'll no longer be subjected to the insanity of typing "R" and seeing results like "addons.mozilla.oRg" appear.
This extension offers a number of useful configuration options, but I miss one that would preserve the default Location Bar dropdown style. The current Firefox native UI doesn't bother me nearly as much as the matching behaviour. I didn't want to change it, only control the results.
The problem came from Firefox Addon Site: first they changed the extension name from 2.2 to 2.2.1-signed, correctly changing the version name inside "install.rdf", then they changed it again to 2.2.1-signed.1, but this time they forgot to update install.rdf with the correct name.
To avoid the reported malfunction, just save the add-on instead of installing it, then edit the file "install.rdf" by changing the line
and finally install the new xpi addon. This will stop Firefox from asking to update again and again.
Hi, I have not changed the typeface. If you set your font-size to the default 12, take a screenshot and compare to the urlbar without the add-on installed, it looks exactly the same. Perhaps you could share a screenshot of your URL bar to show me the issue? Thank you.
> Version 2.1.7 Released August 26, 2013 37.1 KB Works with Firefox 4.0 and later > Updated to fix compatibility issues with newer versions of Firefox. > Thanks to Deviantart user "roytam1" for fixing this, as I hadn't been able to get around to it! Thanks for merging it! ;-)