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Do you know of any way to clear the preferences that the smart bar has learned? Say, if you have 5 matches for a particular word, it learns which one you most go to and puts that first in the list. I know you can kind of re-train it to choose a different entry, but is there a way to make it forget all the things it has learned at one time?

I don't mean deleting the browsing history or anything like that, just starting afresh about which items in results I prefer.

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hover over any entry you want to get rid of and hit Delete

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Well, actually, I'm wanting to delete all of them. That would take a long time, but thanks. Also, will they be allowed to come back if you delete them this way? –  Nathaniel Sep 8 '09 at 1:10
    
"will they be allowed to come back if you delete them this way?" but of course. –  Molly7244 Sep 8 '09 at 1:25
    
Marked as answer because this was the best/closest way. Thanks. –  Nathaniel Sep 14 '09 at 2:09
    
you're quite welcome. –  Molly7244 Sep 14 '09 at 2:16
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tried 'clear private history'? one of the options there is 'browsing and download history' which should do the trick

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Well, see, here's the subtle difference. I don't want to clear my download or browsing history, just the preferences about which one I prefer in the results. –  Nathaniel Sep 8 '09 at 1:11
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To keep the Firefox smart bar from suggesting anything but your bookmarks, go to Tools > Options > Privacy and set the Location Bar to only display bookmarks. I think this is what you want to do. If you want to get your suggestions back, just go back to the option and tell it to display history and bookmarks.

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