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firefox URL autocomplete: how to suppress autocomplete for the first few characters?

firefox URL autocomplete: how to suppress autocomplete for the first few characters?

Firefox's "awesomebar" goes into autocomplete mode as soon as you type in 1 character. That seems silly to me, and it hangs for a few seconds when I first start the program up, as it does its thinking + database queries / caching / whatever.

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Guest [Entry]

"Besides the 'search.timeout' configuration (in Sean's answer),
a few more suggestions here and here might make your experience better.

You may want to look at,

'browser.urlbar.default.behavior'
'browser.urlbar.matchBehavior'"
Guest [Entry]

I don't see a setting to set the minimum characters required to launch a search, but you can try increasing the searchTimeout setting to, say, 700 (ms) from the default of 100. This will give you a chance to type a few more characters before the thrashing begins.