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Postby Bazza » Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:11 pm

Hi goons...

This is an odd request about the pull down menu in the
"address" bar....

An example two addresses in this pull down menu:-

Google
http://www.google.co.uk/

Linux Format | The #1 source for Linux
http://www.linuxformat.com/


How do I get rid of the........

"Google"
"Linux Format | The #1 source for Linux"

........And other similar useless information for other
addresses?


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Postby johnhudson » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:09 pm

Right clicking on individual entries in Firefox drop-down menus offers me a Delete option. Is this not available?

Or do you need Bookmarks>Organise bookmarks which has a Delete option?

Or do need History>Show all history which allows you to delete individual entries?
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Postby Bazza » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:32 pm

Hi jh...

Thanks for replying...

I think you misread my post, I still want the addresses NOT
the cryptic crap that goes with them. I know what the
addresses are and don`t have to be told by Firefox hence
my post...

In essence I don`t want to delete any address just the cryptic
crap above each one...
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Postby johnhudson » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:33 am

I suspect the answer is change to Chrome - or possibly Chromium which doesn't show any of this.

Konqueror does but as a second column, not below the url; so your eye is not caught by them
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Postby towy71 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:21 pm

How very silly that you don't think to use the "edit" option in organising bookmarks just click the link and the "name" option holds that guff,edit it and Bob's your aunty's husband :wink:
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Postby Bazza » Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:26 pm

Hi towy71...

Thanks but......

Er, right, however I want it to be global, even on NON
bookmarked addresses.

Over to you... ;o]
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Postby ajgreeny » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:30 pm

I am certain there is an add-on that can do that for firefox, which I have used in the past, but I can't find it now; perhaps it is not compatible with FF 3.6.*
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Postby MartyBartfast » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:04 pm

ajgreeny wrote:I am certain there is an add-on that can do that for firefox, which I have used in the past, but I can't find it now; perhaps it is not compatible with FF 3.6.*


Try this

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6227/
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Postby Bazza » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:36 pm

Hi MBF...

Not perfect, but miles better than the original layout.

Thanks a lot... :)
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Postby MartyBartfast » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:55 pm

Bazza wrote:Hi MBF...

Not perfect, but miles better than the original layout.

Thanks a lot... :)


I think there are others which do similar things, so might be worth browsing some of them.
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Postby towy71 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:47 am

I'm sure that you can do it by typing
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 about:config
in the address bar and scrolling through but it warns "Here be dragons" and I'm too timid to mess with that ;-)
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Postby Bazza » Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:15 pm

Hi towy71

> "Here be dragons" and I'm too timid to mess with that ;)

Ooooh, that looks fun... :)

Already had a quick gleg and ooooh many ways to crash
my browser... :D

Will take a proper look later...

Thanks for that snippet...
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Postby Rhakios » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:24 pm

I'd already had a search in about:config using "address" and "location" as search terms without turning up anything useful, which is why I hadn't bothered to mention it.

Thinking about it again, I have used "url" as a search term. This turns up some things that look as though they might do something, but if the default string associated with a value is "+", for example, what are the alternatives and what do they do? Ho hum. I think the add-on looks a much simpler way of doing things, I wonder exactly what they change to achieve the effect?
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Postby ajgreeny » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:25 pm

MartyBartfast wrote:
ajgreeny wrote:I am certain there is an add-on that can do that for firefox, which I have used in the past, but I can't find it now; perhaps it is not compatible with FF 3.6.*


Try this

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6227/
[url][/url]

Thanks for that MartyBartfast. I looked for it but could not find it, and could not remember what it was called.
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Postby ollie » Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:45 am

In the Bookmarks menu choose "Organise Bookmarks" - the resulting box shows the tree structure on the left of all your bookmarks. When you select a bookmark folder on the left, each bookmark is displayed on the top right panel. Select a bookmark there and then edit in the dialogue boxes below - names and addresses can be edited.
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