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I recently had to do a clean reinstall of Firefox so I lost my history. I was accustomed to just typing "f" and getting Facebook as my first suggest site. Now it's the second choice, and I don't know how to move it back up to the first. Is there any way to manually adjust the "suggested site" feature of Firefox?

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In your case, I think a better solution would be use a bookmark keyword.


  1. Bookmark a location.


  2. Open the Library (Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks)

    show all bookmarks

  3. Find the bookmark.

    Note: If you did not pick a folder for the bookmark, the default folder is Unsorted Bookmarks.

    unsorted bookmarks

  4. Select the bookmark and click More to show the Keyword field. Now, enter a keyword of one or more characters.


  5. Close the Library


Now you can quickly load a location (regardless of history) by just typing a keyword!


Tip 1: You can press Enter immediately after typing a keyword to launch it's location. Normally, you would have to press Down first to select a location.

Tip 2: Pressing Alt+Enter will avoid the Switch to tab behavior, if the location is already open in a different tab. This applies to the address bar in general.

Video Demo:

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Awesome, this works pretty well. Only downside is if I already have a tab open with that page, then the first option is "Switch to Tab" instead of making a new window, but hey, beggars can't be choosers. Thanks for the great formatting and effort. – Jason Robinson May 6 '12 at 1:40
Today, you get to beg and choose! Press [Alt]+[Enter] to avoid the Switch to tab behavior, if the location is already open in a different tab. :) – iglvzx May 6 '12 at 1:43
Although, if you are using a keyword, you do not need to press [Down] to launch its location. – iglvzx May 6 '12 at 1:53

With the cursor hovering over the site in the drop down list, simply press the delete key to remove the suggested site

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It only removes it for that one instance. If I try again, it shows up how it did before. – Jason Robinson May 6 '12 at 0:11

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