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I start typing whatev, and it suggests whateverdomain.com (but should whateverdomain.net). I visited whateverdomain.com once by mistake, and now it got stuck and outweights whateverdomain.net somehow, even though I type the latter more often.

How to remove this specific suggesting from Firefox profile?

Shift+Del obviously fails, as it is not Google Chrome.

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Start typing it, and when the list "pops down", use the Down arrow key until the incorrect entry is selected, then press Del.

If the entry appears only as pre-selected text and is absent from the list, change the "When using the location bar, suggest:" setting in "Privacy" tab in "Preferences" to "Bookmarks and history", so the offending entry becomes selectable.

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Does not work. I start typing: whatev... Firefox appends whatev{selection starts}erdomain.com{selection ends}. I press Down - nothing changes (there is no popdown list), I press Del - the selected part of the text disappears, not not permanently. It reappears if I start typing it again. The Firefox version in questoin is 17esr. –  Vi. Jun 14 at 1:47
    
@Vi Is it not possible to upgrade to Firefox 30? –  BenjiWiebe Jun 14 at 1:51
    
Found the workaround: I temporarily changed "When using the location bar, suggest:" from "Bookmarks" to "Bookmarks and History". That way I'm able to to invoke the entry in the explicit list. –  Vi. Jun 14 at 1:52
    
I usually stick at some ESR version for a long time (updating it within major version). I don't always like "new feelings" from browser updates. By the time I actually update the browser (not to the recent version), the workarounds for new misfeatues are already available. –  Vi. Jun 14 at 1:54
    
@Vi. Exactly what FF version do you have? –  BenjiWiebe Jun 14 at 1:57
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I had similar problem. I deleted all history for one domain but still firefox suggested that domain. What turned out was that I had one bookmark with that domain under

Menu -> History -> View All History -> All Bookmarks -> Unsorted Bookmarks

(don't know how it get there). I've deleted it and that fixed my problem.

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