How to delete an individual site from the address bar's list of previously viewed sites in Firefox

This (very) brief tutorial will show you how to delete sites from your Firefox address bar, without having to clear them all. Though this may be common knowledge to many of you, I did a quick poll of my semi-technical friends and more than half of them didn’t even know you could do it.

Firefox for Linux: use the drop-down button in your address bar, scroll to the site you wish to delete, and hit the Delete key on your keyboard (not the Backspace key).

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Firefox for OS X: use the drop-down button in your address bar, scroll to the site you wish to delete, hold down the shift key and hit delete.

Firefox for Windows: use the drop-down button in your address bar, scroll to the site you wish to delete, and hit the Delete key on your keyboard (not the Backspace key).

Note: this will only remove it from the address bar drop-down list – not your browsing history.

12 thoughts on “How to delete an individual site from the address bar's list of previously viewed sites in Firefox”

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  3. Francisco Ribeiro da Silva Junior

    Tentei de todas as maneiras possiveis (pressionando Shift + delete) mas não deu certo depois de excluidos ao clicar para abrir os endereços, surpresa lá estão todos eles de volta, o que e como fazer para exclui-los de vez.

  4. It works permanently on my Windows Vista (soon to be Linux Mint 7). A blinding flash of the obvious – once someone has pointed it out to you. Thanks!

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