How to Remove Browsing History from Address Bar Suggestions in Firefox

The suggestions that our Web browsers offer us when we type a website or a search term into the address bar can be helpful in helping us find the terms or URLs that we need. The Firefox browser can compile these suggestions from a handful of different locations, but you may be dismayed to find that some of those suggestions are coming from your browsing history.

if you have noticed this behavior and are worried about other people using your computer and being able to see suggestions based on your browsing history, then you might be looking for a solution. Fortunately you can follow our tutorial below and remove your browsing history from these suggestions in Firefox.


How to Customize Address Bar Suggestions in the Firefox Desktop Browser

The steps in this article were performed in the Mozilla Firefox desktop Web browser. Following these steps will modify the behavior of the browser so that pages that you have visited will not appear as suggestions when you type in the address bar. You will also be able to remove open tabs and bookmarks as potential suggestions as well.

Step 1: Open the Firefox browser.


Step 2: Click the Open menu button at the top-right of the window.

open the firefox menu



Step 3: Choose the Options item from the menu.

choose the options menu item



Step 4: Select the Privacy & security tab at the left side of the menu.

select the privacy and security tab



Step 5: Check the box to the left of Browsing history under the Address bar section of the menu.

how to remove browsing history from suggestions in firefox



As mentioned previously you can also elect to click the boxes next to Bookmarks or Open tabs if you would like those options to stop appearing in your address bar suggestions as well.


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