browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled disables awesomebar completely

RESOLVED INVALID

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RESOLVED INVALID
6 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: GPHemsley, Unassigned)

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6 years ago
I tried to turn off the recent auto-completion feature because it often gets in my way. I went to about:config and changed 'browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled' to 'false'. However, when I tried to enter something in the location bar, I got zero results. Flipping the pref back turned both autocompletion and the awesomebar back on.

The URL autocompletion should be separable from the traditional awesomebar functionality, and there should be a UI pref to turn autocompletion off.
browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled is the wrong pref, you want browser.urlbar.autoFill.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Comment 2

6 years ago
Is there a doc somewhere that describes the changes made to autocomplete recently? There seem to be a lot of different prefs involved in the awesomebar nowadays, and I think it's strange that this particular act of autocompleting a URL as you type does not have a corresponding UI pref.

For posterity:
Bug 735187 set browser.urlbar.autoFill
Bug 720258 set browser.urlbar.autoFill.typed
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