I downloaded Firefox 3 today, both at home and at work, as part of the “Let’s set a world record for the number of downloads in a 24 hour period” campaign that coincided with the release of version 3. Everything I had read about the fact that you’d either love or hate the so-called “Awesome Bar” was true. I hate it. HATE. The first site I tried to visit led to such a horrid reaction from me that I promptly went about disabling it. For those of you who hate the “Awesome Bar”, here’s the fix:
Navigate to about:config. Click through the warning message. Navigate to browser.urlbar.matchOnlyTyped and set it to True. Restart Firefox.
It will take a few page visits to get your URLs back into the proper auto-complete order, but it can be done. I just wish that they’d make it an option in the Options menu, rather than a config hack. 🙁