Bug 1582234 Comment 5 Edit History

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History is enabled.

I do believe this worked very reliably until recently. I suspected v69 regressed this, so I went looking for recent changes and found the one related to bookmark exclusions (bug 1502821). This is what gave me the idea to try turning off bookmark exclusion (which had been enabled for multiple versions prior) and lo and behold, autocomplete started working.

The "bookmark exclusion query" does sound suspicious - it's almost like Firefox is seeing the history hits, but then goes "oh but that URL is bookmarked and bookmarks are excluded". This may well be how it was indended by the developer, but that's not how it used to work, nor is it what I personally wish to see from this setting: my expectation is that this setting stops bookmarks from being considered altogether, rather than using them as a sort of an autocomplete blacklist.
History is enabled.

I do believe this worked very reliably until recently. I suspected v69 regressed this, so I went looking for recent changes and found the one related to bookmark exclusions (bug 1502821). This is what gave me the idea to try turning off bookmark exclusion (which had been enabled for multiple versions prior) and lo and behold, autocomplete started working.

The "bookmark exclusion query" does sound suspicious - it's almost like Firefox is seeing the history hits, but then goes "oh but that URL is bookmarked and bookmarks are excluded". This may well be how it was indended by the developer, but that's not how it used to work, nor is it what I personally wish to see from this setting: my expectation is that this setting stops bookmarks from being considered altogether, rather than using them as a sort of an autocomplete blacklist.

(edit: but to be fair, the last paragraph above is pure speculation on my part, I can't easily test it as I'd have to delete too many bookmarks)

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