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    Default Firefox and the Canterbury distribution

    Hi,

    When I start typing in FF "opensus..." I get an history entry filled to
    "www.opensuse.org/en" and subtitled "The Canterbury distribution".

    Can FF be taught somehow to learn the current denomination before April?

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    I'm not sure I understand your question, but if there's something in your Firefox history that you don't want to appear as a suggestion when you are typing an url then you can delete it. When the list of previously visited urls appears, press the down arrow cursor key until the offending entry is highlighted then press shift-delete

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    Hi,

    When I start typing in FF "opensus..." I get an history entry filled to
    "www.opensuse.org/en" and subtitled "The Canterbury distribution".

    Can FF be taught somehow to learn the current denomination before April?

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)
    Is it possible that you have added www.opensuse.org/en with the name "The Canterbury distribution" in your/firefox's bookmarks?
    If not via the firefox menu (which is currently in German in my firefox) via something like bookmarks">show all bookmarks
    I can use [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[o] to show all my firefox bookmarks.
    And I am able to search them there.

    Regards
    Martin

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    On 2012-03-04 17:26, mikewillis wrote:
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    > I'm not sure I understand your question, but if there's something in
    > your Firefox history that you don't want to appear as a suggestion when
    > you are typing an url then you can delete it. When the list of
    > previously visited urls appears, press the down arrow cursor key until
    > the offending entry is highlighted then press shift-delete


    Mmm, that works, thanks. But now, even after loading the page once, the
    opensuse.org is no longer in the history and I have to type it in full.
    Aparently, it thinks I want to forget the site for ever, I only wanted it
    to refresh the comment or description.

    (the canterbury distribution was last year April fools joke)

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    On 2012-03-04 18:16, pistazienfresser wrote:

    > Is it possible that you have added 'www.opensuse.org/en'
    > (http://www.opensuse.org/en) with the name "The Canterbury distribution"
    > in your/firefox's bookmarks?


    No, it is not bookmarked, I searched.

    After I did what mikewillis said, both the entry and the description
    disapered from the history list. I just wanted the entry to be refreshed,
    with the current description and icon of the site, not deleted entirely.
    And entering the site by typing it does not enter it again in the history.

    My problem currently is different than the original post: I want
    www.opensuse.org listed in the history dropdown when I start typing the
    name, as it was this morning. Without the obsolete description, that is.


    If you don't understand, try typing in the site box the "opensuse" string,
    what do you get (without typing enter)? I see a list of links on that site
    that I browsed recently - but the plain www.opensuse.org is not there, not
    even having typed it in full several times this afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2012-03-04 18:16, pistazienfresser wrote:

    > Is it possible that you have added 'www.opensuse.org/en'
    > (openSUSE.org) with the name "The Canterbury distribution"
    > in your/firefox's bookmarks?


    No, it is not bookmarked, I searched.

    After I did what mikewillis said, both the entry and the description
    disapered from the history list. I just wanted the entry to be refreshed,
    with the current description and icon of the site, not deleted entirely.
    And entering the site by typing it does not enter it again in the history.

    My problem currently is different than the original post: I want
    openSUSE.org listed in the history dropdown when I start typing the
    name, as it was this morning. Without the obsolete description, that is.


    If you don't understand, try typing in the site box the "opensuse" string,
    what do you get (without typing enter)? I see a list of links on that site
    that I browsed recently - but the plain openSUSE.org is not there, not
    even having typed it in full several times this afternoon.

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    1) Probably it would not be the reverse operation to what you did but you may try changing the settings under:

    (Firefox) Preferences
    >
    Register/Tab: Privacy :
    "[...]
    Location Bar
    When using the location bar, suggest:
    [...]
    [History and Bookmarks]"

    If the settings would be so a bookmarked website like http://www.opensuse.org would be included in the suggestions - specifically if you would give it also a appropriate name (like "opensuse") and some good tags.


    2) ????
    I do not know what you have done/caused by your edit/deletion:
    Maybe there is something like a history blacklist for the location bar of firefox?
    Or you have just deleted all the old history entries for http://www.opensuse.org and so websites with more entries will be suggested first now?
    /???


    Good luck
    Martin

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    On 2012-03-05 00:16, pistazienfresser wrote:

    > Location Bar
    > When using the location bar, suggest:
    > [...]
    > [History and Bookmarks]"


    That is what I have. Ah, you mean to add a bookmark...
    [...]
    No, it does not work. I have a bookmark now, but it is not listed when I
    type the entry in the location bar.

    Weird.

    > -2) ????
    > I do not know what you have done/caused by your edit/deletion:
    > Maybe there is something like a history blacklist for the location bar
    > of firefox?
    > Or you have just deleted *all* the old history entries for
    > http://www.opensuse.org and so websites with more entries will be
    > suggested first now?
    > /???-


    No, I see offers for many links that are opened at opensuse, that say "go
    to tab". I see many entries for subpages of opensuse, forum, wiki, etc, but
    not for the main page; before it was the other way round, opensuse main
    page was the first one, now is... wait! It is at the bottom of the list!
    with a star on the right side. The star must mean "bookmarked".

    Restarting firefox.

    Weird... now it is appearing on top, after typing it several times. You
    were probably right, it has to do with the number of times you use it.

    Weird problem solved!

    And the comment doesn't mention the Canterbury distribution.


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