Created attachment 8789963 [details] Screenshot at 2016-09-10 03-08-13.png User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:48.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/48.0 Build ID: 20160824215626 Steps to reproduce: 1. Start Firefox with fresh profile 2. Go to about:config 3. Confirm that you know what you're doing 3. Search for onlyTyped 4. Change option browser.urlbar.suggest.history.onlyTyped from false to true 5. Open new tab and visit some page 6. Bookmark that page and close tab 7. Open new tab and start typing URL of the page you've just added to bookmarks Actual results: Firefox does not suggest bookmarked page (as if browser.urlbar.suggest.bookmark is set to false, though it's not). This happens on clean profile as in my everyday profile. However, on my everyday profile I am getting suggestions of bookmarks that I've imported from Opera (many releases ago), but not of bookmarks that I added from Firefox itself. Expected results: I expect from Firefox to suggest all bookmarks that match typed text.
I think this is the expected behavior, depending on how you're visiting the page that you bookmarked. If I do your steps but I visit the page by typing its URL exactly, then it appears later when I start typing its URL or name. In other words, if you didn't actually type the URL, then it won't show up. Which makes sense given the preference's name, no? e.g.: Visit www.nytimes.com and bookmark it, and then start typing nytimes in the urlbar, and the bookmark shows up.
(In reply to Drew Willcoxon :adw from comment #1) > I think this is the expected behavior, depending on how you're visiting the > page that you bookmarked. If I do your steps but I visit the page by typing > its URL exactly, then it appears later when I start typing its URL or name. > > In other words, if you didn't actually type the URL, then it won't show up. > Which makes sense given the preference's name, no? By my logic, if browser.urlbar.suggest.bookmark is set, and by default it is and there is no other option with suggest and bookmark in its name, then all bookmarked pages shuld be included in suggestions regardles of how they are added to bookmarks. It does not make sence for an option which has history in it's name, but not bookmark, to affect bookmarks. What's the point of browser.urlbar.suggest.bookmark then? If this behaviour is expected then browser.urlbar.suggest.history.onlyTyped should be renamed to browser.urlbar.suggest.historyAndBookmark.onlyTyped to avoid confusion.
I think you are trying to extract too many information from preferences names. Consider that often those are added with temporary names and with the evolution of the code that name may not be the perfect match to the actual behavior. We're not exposing all of the about:config options for a reason. onlyTyped is an history restriction filter, that's true, but the filters are applied as an intersection, so your bookmarks AND history.onlyTyped means "bookmarked and having at least one typed visit". Could be this option is not great, and maybe could be improved, but it's not exposed in the UI exactly cause we don't think it's ready to be exposed, nor useful to majority of the users. It may have been better to rename the pref to something more meaningful, but often we can't or we'd break users having it set. For now I don't think we plan to change it, cause it's unexposed and we can't just rename prefs, to avoid breaking users.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Thank you for clarification. Didn't know taht optios were added (loically). It still doesn't make sence for me (from the user point of view), but I know that some of those options are experimental and I do understand your reasons for not fixing this.
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