Linux HowTo: Chrome-like omnibar in Mozilla Firefox

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How to make Firefox’s awesome bar (address bar) to work like in Google Chrome? I mean especially search (words search, not URLs) auto complete from search history.

This addon does not answer my question, but I like to use it too. It suggests words search from search engine suggestions list, but I want also suggestions from phrases, which I input earlier (like in Chrome), immediately showing it in the awesome bar in blue (or red) color while I type. Also I want auto saving of these suggestions between browser restart.

I want like this, but not only for URLs suggestions (I want for words suggestions from my search history too):

Google Chrome omnibox search

P.S: Omnibox is the other name for Omnibar addon, which does not satisfy my requests as I wrote in my question.

P.P.S: I don’t want search completion from URLs and tittle of sites as in the addon Prospector – Speak Words

Try using Beyond Australis. This addon can change the results displayed in the Firefox Awesomebar.

recent history, your bookmarks, other open tabs, searches the web using your favorite search engine and can even show you suggestions to search for.

If it’s incompatible, use this.

A blog from Mozilla has already shown how to Combine Your Firefox Search Bar and Address Bar since 2013, suggesting the Foobar add-on

The Foobar add-on lets you integrate the functionality of the search bar into the address bar, making searching and navigation quicker and easier for those who like a combined experience.

For more suggestions see Combine Firefox Address Bar and Search Bar into One Like Chrome

However you can already search from the address bar without a keyword even before that, since at least 2010. There’s also a blog from Mozilla in 2012 talking about Easy Awesome Bar Search. If you don’t want to see the search bar just right click on the toolbar > customize and remove the search bar. See

Later in Firefox 57 Mozilla has turned off the search bar by default, with an option to change between the two layouts

Firefox search bar option

Install Omnibox add-on in Mozilla. It’s very easy and works same as in Chrome.

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Making Game: Chrome-like omnibar in Mozilla Firefox

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How to make Firefox’s awesome bar (address bar) to work like in Google Chrome? I mean especially search (words search, not URLs) auto complete from search history.

This addon does not answer my question, but I like to use it too. It suggests words search from search engine suggestions list, but I want also suggestions from phrases, which I input earlier (like in Chrome), immediately showing it in the awesome bar in blue (or red) color while I type. Also I want auto saving of these suggestions between browser restart.

I want like this, but not only for URLs suggestions (I want for words suggestions from my search history too):

Google Chrome omnibox search

P.S: Omnibox is the other name for Omnibar addon, which does not satisfy my requests as I wrote in my question.

P.P.S: I don’t want search completion from URLs and tittle of sites as in the addon Prospector – Speak Words

Try using Beyond Australis. This addon can change the results displayed in the Firefox Awesomebar.

recent history, your bookmarks, other open tabs, searches the web using your favorite search engine and can even show you suggestions to search for.

If it’s incompatible, use this.

A blog from Mozilla has already shown how to Combine Your Firefox Search Bar and Address Bar since 2013, suggesting the Foobar add-on

The Foobar add-on lets you integrate the functionality of the search bar into the address bar, making searching and navigation quicker and easier for those who like a combined experience.

For more suggestions see Combine Firefox Address Bar and Search Bar into One Like Chrome

However you can already search from the address bar without a keyword even before that, since at least 2010. There’s also a blog from Mozilla in 2012 talking about Easy Awesome Bar Search. If you don’t want to see the search bar just right click on the toolbar > customize and remove the search bar. See

Later in Firefox 57 Mozilla has turned off the search bar by default, with an option to change between the two layouts

Firefox search bar option

Install Omnibox add-on in Mozilla. It’s very easy and works same as in Chrome.

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Linux HowTo: Show http:// again in chrome

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When you browse to a non-https site, the http:// portion of the URL is hidden. Example:

enter image description here

However, on https pages it will automatically prepend the https://, even if you don’t include it (which is a good thing). Example:

enter image description here

Is it possible to force the http:// to show, and automatically prepend it to the beginning of a URL if it’s missing?

Since Chrome 83 there is an omnibox-context-menu-show-full-urls flag that enables showing full URLs in the omnibox.

chrome://flags/#omnibox-context-menu-show-full-urls
  1. Copy and paste the URL.
  2. Select Enabled.
  3. Relaunch the browser.

Now you’ll see the full URL in the address bar:

Chrome omnibox


For Chrome 82 and older:

The easiest solution now is to just to download the Suspicious Site Reporter extension from the Chrome Store. And that’s it.

As we can see in the source code, the protocol will not get hidden if this extension is installed:

Chromium source code
Chromium source code


Previously, setting the omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-trivial-subdomains flag was the easiest way to show the “https://www.” back again, but it has been removed as of Chrome 76.

chrome://flags/#omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-trivial-subdomains

chrome://flags/#omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-trivial-subdomains

Just for future reference, in the current chromium version you need to disable both of the following flags in order to get the full URL:

chrome://flags/#omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-scheme

chrome://flags/#omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-trivial-subdomains

Edit: See above answer

You can navigate to chrome://flags/#omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-scheme-and-subdomains and disable Omnibox UI Hide Steady-State URL Scheme and Trivial Subdomains.

As a work around, you can drag the icon in the left side of the url (the i with a circle around it for an http address or the lock symbol for an https address) into the url box and drop it. That will show “http://” again as part of the address.

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Making Game: Show http:// again in chrome

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When you browse to a non-https site, the http:// portion of the URL is hidden. Example:

enter image description here

However, on https pages it will automatically prepend the https://, even if you don’t include it (which is a good thing). Example:

enter image description here

Is it possible to force the http:// to show, and automatically prepend it to the beginning of a URL if it’s missing?

Since Chrome 83 there is an omnibox-context-menu-show-full-urls flag that enables showing full URLs in the omnibox.

chrome://flags/#omnibox-context-menu-show-full-urls
  1. Copy and paste the URL.
  2. Select Enabled.
  3. Relaunch the browser.

Now you’ll see the full URL in the address bar:

Chrome omnibox


For Chrome 82 and older:

The easiest solution now is to just to download the Suspicious Site Reporter extension from the Chrome Store. And that’s it.

As we can see in the source code, the protocol will not get hidden if this extension is installed:

Chromium source code
Chromium source code


Previously, setting the omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-trivial-subdomains flag was the easiest way to show the “https://www.” back again, but it has been removed as of Chrome 76.

chrome://flags/#omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-trivial-subdomains

chrome://flags/#omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-trivial-subdomains

Just for future reference, in the current chromium version you need to disable both of the following flags in order to get the full URL:

chrome://flags/#omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-scheme

chrome://flags/#omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-trivial-subdomains

Edit: See above answer

You can navigate to chrome://flags/#omnibox-ui-hide-steady-state-url-scheme-and-subdomains and disable Omnibox UI Hide Steady-State URL Scheme and Trivial Subdomains.

As a work around, you can drag the icon in the left side of the url (the i with a circle around it for an http address or the lock symbol for an https address) into the url box and drop it. That will show “http://” again as part of the address.

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Linux HowTo: Chrome: disable URL encoding in the address bar

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If there is a space or special character in address bar, Chrome or any other web browser will encode it

https://www.google.com/search?&q=something%20anything%20%27

Is it possible to disable this feature?

Desired output in browser address bar

https://www.google.com/search?&q=something anything '

Short answer is: NO

Longer answer:

All unsafe characters must always be encoded within a URL. For
example, the character “#” must be encoded within URLs even in systems
that do not normally deal with fragment or anchor identifiers, so that
if the URL is copied into another system that does use them, it will
not be necessary to change the URL encoding.

Also:

Unsafe:

Characters can be unsafe for a number of reasons. The space
character is unsafe because significant spaces may disappear and
insignificant spaces may be introduced when URLs are transcribed or
typeset or subjected to the treatment of word-processing programs.
The characters “<” and “>” are unsafe because they are used as the
delimiters around URLs in free text; the quote mark (“””) is used to
delimit URLs in some systems. The character “#” is unsafe and should
always be encoded because it is used in World Wide Web and in other
systems to delimit a URL from a fragment/anchor identifier that might
follow it. The character “%” is unsafe because it is used for
encodings of other characters. Other characters are unsafe because
gateways and other transport agents are known to sometimes modify
such characters. These characters are “{“, “}”, “|”, “”, “^”, “~”,
“[“, “]”, and “`”.

Check RFC 3986 – URL for more info.

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Linux HowTo: Facing Certain Issues Regarding Google Chrome Updates

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I am currently working on Chrome browser and always liked it functions and the way it works but after 77th Update, if I am not wrong then I am facing certain issues that spoiled my experiences while working on Chrome. I think this is the best platform to talk about my issues.

  1. I am unable to delete my cookies for many websites where I mistakenly submitted my information. Whenever I go to the advanced setting and tick on the box of cookies and history but whenever I click ok then my browser gets hanged and then there is no delete of cookies and history.

I checked with other browsers but this problem is only shown in Chrome especially these days.

  1. I am not able to see certain information whenever I go to any banking website or fill payment information whereas other browsers do not show me these issues.

Please help me in this situation. I hope that you will reply to me and solve these issues. Thanks to all.

Google chrome does not behave like this for most people, so trust me it’s not the updates causing the problem. Most likely you have too many tabs open at a time or some of your browser extensions are corrupted. Another issue could be your cache.

I would recommend deleting all of your extensions, and make sure you have a healthy number of tabs open at a time. In addition, try clearing out your cache.

Also, please try to proofread your posts BEFORE posting. There were tons of typos in your post!

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Making Game: Chrome: disable URL encoding in the address bar

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If there is a space or special character in address bar, Chrome or any other web browser will encode it

https://www.google.com/search?&q=something%20anything%20%27

Is it possible to disable this feature?

Desired output in browser address bar

https://www.google.com/search?&q=something anything '

Short answer is: NO

Longer answer:

All unsafe characters must always be encoded within a URL. For
example, the character “#” must be encoded within URLs even in systems
that do not normally deal with fragment or anchor identifiers, so that
if the URL is copied into another system that does use them, it will
not be necessary to change the URL encoding.

Also:

Unsafe:

Characters can be unsafe for a number of reasons. The space
character is unsafe because significant spaces may disappear and
insignificant spaces may be introduced when URLs are transcribed or
typeset or subjected to the treatment of word-processing programs.
The characters “<” and “>” are unsafe because they are used as the
delimiters around URLs in free text; the quote mark (“””) is used to
delimit URLs in some systems. The character “#” is unsafe and should
always be encoded because it is used in World Wide Web and in other
systems to delimit a URL from a fragment/anchor identifier that might
follow it. The character “%” is unsafe because it is used for
encodings of other characters. Other characters are unsafe because
gateways and other transport agents are known to sometimes modify
such characters. These characters are “{“, “}”, “|”, “”, “^”, “~”,
“[“, “]”, and “`”.

Check RFC 3986 – URL for more info.

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Making Game: Facing Certain Issues Regarding Google Chrome Updates

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I am currently working on Chrome browser and always liked it functions and the way it works but after 77th Update, if I am not wrong then I am facing certain issues that spoiled my experiences while working on Chrome. I think this is the best platform to talk about my issues.

  1. I am unable to delete my cookies for many websites where I mistakenly submitted my information. Whenever I go to the advanced setting and tick on the box of cookies and history but whenever I click ok then my browser gets hanged and then there is no delete of cookies and history.

I checked with other browsers but this problem is only shown in Chrome especially these days.

  1. I am not able to see certain information whenever I go to any banking website or fill payment information whereas other browsers do not show me these issues.

Please help me in this situation. I hope that you will reply to me and solve these issues. Thanks to all.

Google chrome does not behave like this for most people, so trust me it’s not the updates causing the problem. Most likely you have too many tabs open at a time or some of your browser extensions are corrupted. Another issue could be your cache.

I would recommend deleting all of your extensions, and make sure you have a healthy number of tabs open at a time. In addition, try clearing out your cache.

Also, please try to proofread your posts BEFORE posting. There were tons of typos in your post!

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Making Game: Pseudofreeze on Windows 10

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I’ve been having a weird issue with Windows 10 ever since I installed it early this year.

My issue is that my system “pseudofreezes”. It’s not really frozen: I can move the mouse, hover on things and have tool tips displayed; apps that are already open are responsive, but I can’t open any other apps. Rebooting doesn’t work, and I normally wind up hard resetting, though sometimes the problem resolves itself and everything goes back to normal.

Pseudofreeze seems to happen shortly after booting, though not during it. Everything that’s supposed to load on boot does so with no problems. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pseudofreeze happen much later after booting. Typically, I notice my system is pseudofrozen while I’m using Chrome.

The most common way I notice pseudofreeze is happening is that I open a new Chrome tab and it’s completely blank. Existing tabs look fine and can be scrolled normally, except if they need to load stuff often (e.g. twitter feed), in which case the content never loads and the wheel spins forever. Also, clicking links will lead nowhere. Generally, accessing the task manager during a pseudofreeze is impossible, but in those rare cases when it did open, I could see that system interrupts where using 100% of the processor.

I did some research on the Internet and found out that I’m not the only one with this issue. I can’t find the post right now, but there was a guy with the exact same issue who claimed he talked to a Microsoft support person who said it was a user account problem and recommended to create a new one. The guy did so and allegedly solved his problem. I did it too, about a week ago, and I got a pseudofreeze both yesterday and today. It may be an odd coincidence, but I think it happens most frequently, if not only, on weekends.

I’m pretty sure I’ve had pseudofreezes happen before launching Chrome (eg I was unable to launch other apps before I tried to launch Chrome), so I’d tend to think it’s not Chrome’s fault. Besides, I launch Chrome pretty soon after boot, so it might simply be that Chrome is affected by the pseudofreeze because as said it only happens after booting and never again during the entire day.

Other things I tried:

  • sfc /scannow: I do that regularly. I’ve had the pseudofreezes whether or not sfc found issues, and they were always resolved anyway.
  • DISM: ditto.
  • Updating graphics card drivers: no use.
  • Scan disk: no errors.
  • Checking Windows logs: the only odd thing I can see is an audit failure that happens often, even well past the pseudofreeze. The log says:

Code integrity determined that the image hash of a file is not valid. The file could be corrupt due to unauthorized modification or the invalid hash could indicate a potential disk device error.

File Name: DeviceHarddiskVolume1WindowsSystem32guard64.dll

That’s the message in the overwhelming majority of the cases. In one instance the file name was different.

  • AV and malware scan: I do that regularly. Nothing there.

My installation of Windows 10 is a fresh one, ie it’s not installed on top of previous OSs. (I had upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10 at a point and it was godawful. Wound up wiping my hard drive and reinstall afresh. As a side note, nothing like this ever happened on Windows 7.)

I update Windows regularly, whenever I am asked to.

When pseudofreeze happens, there doesn’t seem to be any special disk activity. The disk LED is normally off. Also, CPU temperature is normal.

I’m well above the minimum specs for Windows 10: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz, 8 cores; MSI GeForce 1050 Ti 4GB; 16GB RAM; SSD 120GB.

I am not having any other issues except pseudofreeze. No system crashes, no normal freezes, no BSODs, nothing.

Any idea what this might be about?

I think magicandre1981 was correct. After updating the NIC driver, I haven’t had a pseudofreeze in over two weeks and I doubt I’ll have one again. Thanks to magicandre1981 for solving this!

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Making Game: All fonts on Chrome are very slightly duller (lighter & grayer) than on Firefox

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This is such a subtle issue but it’s driving me nuts!

Here’s one example:
enter image description here

It’s very subtle, but if you look closely you’ll notice chrome’s fonts are slightly duller / greyer and also a little bit different size.

Here’s a closer look that more clearly shows how Firefox’s font is darker:

Is this a problem that can be fixed? Or is it something different in browser rendering that cannot be changed? This happens with all fonts (system and web) on all websites.

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