Firefox 3 Hack: Get Old Style Address Bar Location

By Sidharth | Ideas

Firefox beta 3 browser has address bar which double bar when you type something i.e it shows all your bookmarks and history  when you type any word in address bar. Though this is the best feature of firefox 3 but it is kind of annoying sometimes and provides irrelevant results which includes bookmark source.


So here is a Firefox plugin which is compatible with Firefox 3 beta browser, the firefox addon name is Old address bar. Old Address bar is an excellent extension which makes the location (URL) bar look like Firefox 2, old style bar. Here is the screenshot after installing Old address bar add on.


Just download and install the addon and restart your firefox 3 browser!

Reducing the number of results in the address bar :

After installing this add on, if you want less number of web results to be displayed then follow this easy steps :

1. Enter about:config your address bar. Ignore any messages or warnings.

2. Type browser.urlbar.maxRichResults in the Filter field

3. Double click on it, a small box opens with some number (it was 12 for me), just limit it to 5 and click on Ok.

This way you can reduce the number of results in your firefox address bar.

Thanks to Amit tech blog

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Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!

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(9) comments

Reviews July 3, 2009

I am surprised to note that people may be wanting to get rid of it.

Kakkoii June 19, 2008

More advanced one, constantly being worked on and improved.

mayur June 9, 2008

i’ve not tried ff3 yet …
waiting for its final release 😀
will try it later >

Silki June 9, 2008

I have been using FF3 for almost one month now, and this is the best feature for me. People call it “awesomebar” just because of its usability. I am surprised to note that people may be wanting to get rid of it.

Rajaie AlKorani June 9, 2008

@stratosg, I also have been waiting till the final release, just to be on the safe side 😉

Steve Yu June 9, 2008

Nice hack. Will try it when I get my copy of FF3. 😀

Germz June 9, 2008

Wow really nice, I can’t wait until download day let’s help firefox make history!!!

stratosg June 8, 2008

i have not tested ff3 yet i am waiting for the big final release. anyway as i see the screenshots i’d probably stick with the old address bar. nice find…

Sandip June 9, 2008

Aha.. First Thing which i Didnt liked about FF3 was address bar and here is solution to that problem. Thanks For sharing

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