Closed Bug 1500108 Opened 3 years ago Closed 3 years ago

Remove the history.onlyTyped preference and behavior from the Address Bar


(Firefox :: Address Bar, enhancement, P1)




Firefox 65
Tracking Status
firefox65 --- fixed


(Reporter: mak, Assigned: mak)



(Whiteboard: [fxsearch])


(1 file)

browser.urlbar.history.onlyTyped is an hidden pref that complicates our filtering code and is bogus, because our typed implementation is a mess (Bug 1461844, Bug 1330343).
To simplify porting the filtering behaviors to the Quantum Bar, for now we want to remove this not-so-useful behavior. We're also removing the typed restriction char in bug 1499743.
Whiteboard: [fxsearch]
Priority: P2 → P1
Pushed by
Remove the history.onlyTyped preference and behavior from the Address Bar. r=adw
Closed: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 65
Depends on: 1524790

I would like to comment that this behavior is not "not-so-useful". It allows filtering extraneous visited links when typing in the address bar.

For example, if I type and, subsequently visit several pages on that site, then want to type/visit slashdot again, I don't really want to see/have all the sub-pages listed as options, I want to navigate to the main page. Similarly for news sites, like the NY Times, etc. Why would I want to see old news links in the drop-down?

Just my $0.02, but I found the behavior very useful for filtering out old URLs and reducing the noise in the drop-down list.

unvisited links will begin losing score in days, and soon disappear. since the behavior self-adapts, there's no point in the user doing manual strong filtering.

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