Sometimes you type in the wrong address in Firefox’s location bar (or as Firefox wants you to call it: The Awesome Bar). Here’s what happens:
- You type in the wrong URL.
- Firefox’s “Awesome Bar” remembers it.
- The next time you go to type the URL, the Awesome bar suggests the URL that matches what you’re typing… except it’s wrong!
- The more you accept the Awesome bar’s suggestion, the more likely it is to show up in the list of suggestions.
- Eventually this happens often enough that you are inclined to google how to fix it.
Removing autocomplete results
If you want to remove an entry from the autocomplete list:
- In the location bar, use the up and down arrow keys on your keyboard to highlight the entry.
- Press Shift+Delete to remove the item from the list.
If you want to remove all the history results from the autocomplete list, clear Firefox’s Browsing History. See the Clear Recent History article for instructions.
Thanks to reader Wonderbread in the comments for this solution:
I just thought I would drop this here, as I was having the same problem with deleting history including forms + the shift/delete and the auto-complete STILL suggesting websites. This is the solution:
1.) Close firefox
2.) navigate to C:\Users\”your name”\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\”variousnumbersletters”.default\
3.) find the file “places.sqlite” and delete it
4.) Start firefox
Ta-Da! no more auto-complete! this file as far as I can tell stores your auto-complete history, and when you delete it and start firefox up again, firefox will create a blank new one. I hope this helps everyone having problems.