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Quick Tips: Quick Tips: Turn off Firefox's URL suggestions
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Quick Tips: Quick Tips: Turn off Firefox's URL suggestions

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If you have embarrassing URLs and share a browser, you might need this tip.

Firefox 3 has an amazingly cool feature called "The Awesome Bar" that magically, almost psychically suggest what URL you're trying to type. [[How did it know?!!]] OK, that's great but what if you frequently visit a Web site? ?THAT'S PERFECTLY HEALTHY? But you'd rather not let people know you go there if they're borrowing your computer for a minute and using your browser. Extra: What is UpWithPeopleTablature.org? [[GULP]] Thanks to wickednix for sending us this tip. In the awesome bar, type "about:config". Go ahead and agree that you'll be careful. Find "browser.urlbar.matchOnlyTyped". Click it and the value should change to "True". Exit the browser, restart, and Firefox will no longer show your private bookmarks. That's it for this Quick Tip, I'm Tom Merritt for CNET.com.

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