Windows 10: Enable or Disable Quick Find in Firefox

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  1. Enable or Disable Quick Find in Firefox


    How to: Enable or Disable Quick Find in Firefox

    How to Enable or Disable Quick Find in Firefox


    Firefox includes a Find in This Page (Ctrl+F) feature that allows you to search for words and phrases on the page of a website you are viewing in Firefox. Firefox will show you where the search phrase you've typed appears next on the page, and lets you highlight all the places where it appears.

    Firefox also include a Quick Find feature that is useful for quick searches and is meant to disappear after a few moments. It does not have the Next, Previous, or Highlight All buttons like the full Find bar.

    Press the / key (forward slash character) to open the Quick Find bar at the bottom. Then type what you would like to search for. Press F3 or Ctrl+G to highlight the next item that contains your search phrase. Press Shift+F3 or Shift+Ctrl+G to highlight the previous item that contains your search phrase.

    Press the ' key (single quote character) to open the Quick Find (links only) bar at the bottom to find phrases that occur in links on the page you're viewing. Press Ctrl+G to highlight the next link that contains your search phrase. Press Shift+F3 or Shift+Ctrl+G to highlight the previous link that contains your search phrase.

    Starting with Firefox 63.0, you can disable the Quick Find feature if you find it annoying.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Quick Find feature in Firefox for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: Quick Find in Firefox

    Enable or Disable Quick Find in Firefox [​IMG]

    Enable or Disable Quick Find in Firefox [​IMG]




    Here's How:

    1. Open Firefox.

    2. Type about:config into the address bar, press Enter, and click/tap on the I accept the risk button. (see screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Quick Find in Firefox [​IMG]

    3. Copy and paste accessibility.typeaheadfind.manual into the search box, and press Enter. (see screenshots below step 4)

    4. Double click/tap on the accessibility.typeaheadfind.manual setting to change its value to true (enable - default) or false (disable) for what you want. (see screenshots below)

    Enable or Disable Quick Find in Firefox [​IMG]

    Enable or Disable Quick Find in Firefox [​IMG]

    5. You can now close this about:config tab if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn



    :)
     
    paulsalter, Sep 16, 2015
    #1

  2. update about Quick Access not responding

    Hello,

    To troubleshoot your concern, we suggest that you try to follow the steps provided below:

    • Disable Quick Access.
    • Re-enable Quick Access.
    • Restart your computer, and see if it helps.

    • For you to customize the Quick Access Toolbar, click
      here.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Regards.
     
    Marivel Man, Oct 27, 2019
    #2
  3. Mark Ole Win User
    Quick Access Crashes Explorer

    Hi Bill,

    Quick Access is a new feature in Windows 10 File Explorer navigation pane which helps users quickly navigate to locations which are frequently used. However, if you're having issues with Quick Access, you can try to disable and enable it. To disable Quick
    Access, follow these steps:

    • Type File Explorer Option in the search box.
    • Click on File Explorer Options.
    • Under General tab, choose This PC in the Open File Explorer to: drop down menu.
    • Uncheck Show recently used files in Quick access and
      Show frequently use folders in Quick access.
    • Click Apply an OK.
    • Restart the computer and re-enable Quick access.

    Let us know how it goes after performing the suggested troubleshooting steps.
     
    Mark Ole, Oct 27, 2019
    #3
  4. Suman_B Win User

    Enable or Disable Quick Find in Firefox

    In File Explorer Quick Access

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    In order to get clarity and to assist you accordingly, we would need some information.

    1. What exactly do you mean by “old firefox”?

    Quick Access is basically showing you folders that you frequently used, and showing you files that you’ve recently accessed.

    If you want to clear the files from file history, you can right click on the file and click on 'Remove from Quick Access"

    I suggest you refer the below steps to clear file history.

    1. Click Start and type: file explorer options and hit Enter or click the option at the top of the search results.
    2. Now in the Privacy section make sure both boxes are checked for recently used files and folder in Quick Access and click the Clear button.

    Cookies
    are stored on your computer by websites you visit and contain information such as site preferences or your login status, refer this article on
    Enable and disable cookies.

    Refer this article on Disabling third-party cookies in Firefox.

    Thanks,

    Suman.B

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Suman_B, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. Disable "Quick Access"

    You may try the steps listed for
    v1607 here
    , and reverse the earlier method you used to disable Qa.
     
    Ramesh Srinivasan, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. Quick Access Not Working

    Hi Dustin,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Follow the below steps to repair the broken database of Quick Access.

    Method 1:

    Before repairing the database, try to disable and then re-enable Quick Access to see if it helps. To disable and re-enable Quick Access, follow the below steps:

    Step 1: To remove frequent folders and recent files list from Quick Access, open File Explorer > click on View tab in Ribbon >
    click on Options > Change folder and search options to open Folder Options.

    Step 2: You’ll have to uncheck the following two check-boxes present under the Privacy section to disable Quick Access:

    • Show recently used files in Quick Access.
    • Show frequently used folders in Quick Access.

    Step 3: Click Apply and Exit. The action will instantly remove these two sections from Quick Access in File Explorer. (To clear your Quick Access history press the ‘Clear’ button against Clear File Explorer History).

    Step 4: Then, check
    the following two check-boxes again to enable Quick Access that you did in
    Step2.

    • Show recently used files in Quick Access.
    • Show frequently used folders in Quick Access.

    Step 5: Restart the PC once and check the issue and if the issue persist, follow the
    Method 2.

    Method 2:

    The Method 2 will repair the broken database of Quick Access.

    Step 1: Open File Explorer and paste this folder path: %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations in the address bar and hit Enter.

    Step 2: Once the folder is opened, press ‘Ctrl’ key and the ‘A’ from your keyboard to select all of its contents and delete it.

    Step 3: Do the same for this folder path as well: %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations

    Step 4: Restart the PC once and check the issue.

    Hope it helps.

    Shafeeq Ali Khan

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Shafeeq_Khan, Oct 27, 2019
    #6
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