There are a few sites I have visited by mistake. These are not bookmarked, but despite repeated clearing of browser history, both from within Firefox, and using CCleaner, Firefox keeps suggesting these sites via autocomplete in the location bar. This happens on both OSX and Windows.
For example, one time, about 23 versions ago, I typed
vim and then accidentally pressed ⌘-Enter instead of ⌘-Shift-Enter. The latter would have browsed to
www.vim.org whereas I ended up on
To this day, when I type
vim in the location bar, I am offered
vim.com, and not
vim.org as the first choice even though I have cleared history many times, and
vim.org is bookmarked:
How can I get Firefox to offer
vim.org (which is bookmarked) instead of
vim.com (which is not bookmarked) when I type
vim in the location bar?
PS: Search suggestions in both the search bar and the location bar are disabled.
PPS: On my MacBook Pro, if I press Delete, or ⌘-Delete, or Shift-Delete, it clears
vim.com from the location bar, but the same thing happens again the next time I type
vim into the location bar.
PPPS: The magic of asking on SuperUser strikes. Doing the same thing I have done before, delete from auto-complete, clear history, and then clean using CCleaner, I now have what I want.