Disable Firefox 3’s “awesome bar”

I really don’t care for the new address bar in Firefox 3. When I type in an address, I only want it to match the address and not look through my bookmarks and other page text. Here’s how you can disable the so called “awesome bar” in Firefox 3.

  • Type about:config in the address bar and set the browser.urlbar.matchOnlyTyped to True.
  • Install the OldBar extension to mimic the old firefox look.

I know that some people may like the new behavior, but I don’t. Each to their own, but I believe if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Some change is good (Windows Server 2008 as a workstation is pretty sweet), but change for the sake of change that adds functionality I don’t need is pointless.

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