Firefox 3.0.1 location bar help?

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    Angry Firefox 3.0.1 location bar help?

    This is driving me nuts. I've looked around a bit and most complaints are about the two tier setup and info is about that or clearing the history in the address bar.

    I don't want to clear the history in the location bar, I just want it to remember sites I've typed in directly, nothing more. I can cope with the two tier thing, but my history of seventy links I've clicked absolutely kills the usefulness of the bar, because I can't find my daily click links. Anyone know how to make the address bar stop recording my history and function like it did with previous versions?

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    I hope someone posts the answer because I have the same problem and complaint.

    It is (it seems) a goofy set up and I'm seriously thinking of using IE 7 again because of my dissatisfaction with the location bar.

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    Slightly off-topic, but I too have had a Firefox problem since 3.0.1 was installed. My bookmarks folder has absolutely vanished. Searches of my entire computer (admittedly with the abysmal Vista Home Basic search engine) do not find the folder anywhere. No one at Mozilla could help me....

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    Is this what you need?

    Clearing Location bar history
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miggy View Post
    Is this what you need?

    Clearing Location bar history
    Afraid not. It can clear the history for a moment, until I begin clicking again. I think I'm going back to an older version tomorrow if I can't find a solution.
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    I DLed 3.0.1 this morning and I know what you mean. If found links from stuff I never browsed in Firefox.... but I did in IE!
    I cleared IE but I am still getting some stuff in Firefox
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    Quote Originally Posted by falcon1 View Post
    Slightly off-topic, but I too have had a Firefox problem since 3.0.1 was installed. My bookmarks folder has absolutely vanished. Searches of my entire computer (admittedly with the abysmal Vista Home Basic search engine) do not find the folder anywhere. No one at Mozilla could help me....

    If anyone has ideas, please let us know!
    I've had this happen on previous FireFox applications, now every now and again, I'll take a pic of my bookmarks. No problem with 3.0.0 or 3.0.1, yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    I hope someone posts the answer because I have the same problem and complaint.

    It is (it seems) a goofy set up and I'm seriously thinking of using IE 7 again because of my dissatisfaction with the location bar.
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    have you tried going to tools/options/privacy/ and setting the "keep my history" to zero days ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by usmcj View Post
    have you tried going to tools/options/privacy/ and setting the "keep my history" to zero days ?
    But I do want a history in my address bar dropdown, but only a history of what I typed into it, not every doggone thing I click on. I don't need 2500 links to every DC.Com thread I've looked at. Every page of every thread, for that matter.
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    well sir, unless I'm missing something, that should do what you want. My history is completely different from my address bar drop-down window. My drop-down only has in it a URL or URL's that I have typed into the window. I make extensive use of the bookmarks toolbar, and don't type into the address window all that often. I've got my history set to retain only for 48 hours.
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    I just got the little box informing me that the new version was available and asked me if I wanted to download it. I clicked "never" and will not be going to the new version for the time being. Not after reading this thread. I like what I have right now. It is easy to use and easy to navigate.

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    Just not gettin it. My "keep my history" is set to zero days, but every link I click shows up in my address bar. I can delete them no problem, but it really sucks. Back to the last version for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cupcake View Post
    This is driving me nuts. I've looked around a bit and most complaints are about the two tier setup and info is about that or clearing the history in the address bar.

    I don't want to clear the history in the location bar, I just want it to remember sites I've typed in directly, nothing more. I can cope with the two tier thing, but my history of seventy links I've clicked absolutely kills the usefulness of the bar, because I can't find my daily click links. Anyone know how to make the address bar stop recording my history and function like it did with previous versions?

    Do what I did and delete the new version and re-install Firefox/2.0.0.16. I hated the 3.0 version. All of your previously saved history, bookmarks, etc. will come back with it. At least mine did.
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    I am not sure I understand what you are trying to do, History? Bookmarks? Search Bar?

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