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Offline validusmens

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How To Stop Search in Address Bar?
« on: March 02, 2024, 02:13:55 AM »
Sorry if this is an old topic, I have just encountered it - I do not want any Searching in the address bar - but I do not see a way to stop it - If anyone knows how to stop it, please let me know. Thank You. :)

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Re: How To Stop Search in Address Bar?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2024, 06:24:59 AM »
Do you mean the Search bar in the middle of the Secure Browser?  See attached.
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Re: How To Stop Search in Address Bar?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2024, 09:07:53 AM »
Hi, no, I was not referring to the Search bar in the middle of the browser - just the Address Bar at the top.   I found that it is also happening in Chrome and Firefox - but Firefox has switched back & forth on its own - between "Paste & Go, & Paste & Search".   This does not seem like a friendly thing - but virus & malware scans have not found anything harmful.

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Re: How To Stop Search in Address Bar?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2024, 06:35:36 PM »
Best to attach a screenshot of exactly what you speak of.

See below:  (Firefox address bar)
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Re: How To Stop Search in Address Bar?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2024, 10:18:24 PM »
* I had put 2 screenshots, don't know why only 1 shows. - The first showed what I have always seen, and what I would prefer to see when Right-Clicking in the Address bar - Paste, and  'Paste & Go'.   This one shows it only offering Paste, and 'Paste & Search'.   Here it is only doing that for the word, not the Site name, but I have seen all browsers do it unpredictably on some Site names, but not others.   I don't know what makes the difference.   I never Search in the Address bar, it's not a big deal, just a preference, I don't like to clutter it.   So when I type in a full Site name, I would like it to just go there.   If I want to do a search on a full Site name for some reason, I do it in the Search bar, or at a Search Engine Site. Thanks. :)
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Re: How To Stop Search in Address Bar?
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2024, 03:31:42 AM »
What version of ASB are you running?

I have version 122.0.24198.94 latest version.

Attached below will show drop-down list from address bar is as you say it was on yours and is on my system.

What would likely make a difference for you is that Avast had to change their GUI interface.  See this topic:  https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=326174.0

Suggest reading entire topic as it relates to graphic user interface changes avast had to make recently.

Could be a language translation error in the gui if not in English, but some other language?
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Re: How To Stop Search in Address Bar?
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2024, 05:00:41 AM »
Hi, I read through the link you shared, and I guess it may be, but I don't have any way to know if this is directly related to a GUI-change ...

And, as I do rarely, but sometimes, when things seem unnecessarily problematic, I did an Uninstall-Reinstall.   So I imagine that would provide the latest version - but it does not seem to have - it is a lower version than what you showed, I don't know why, maybe because mine is the free version ...

& English is (at least should be), only language in any settings.

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Re: How To Stop Search in Address Bar?
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2024, 07:56:54 AM »
You can manually update Avast Secure Browser.  See attached below:
  • Click 3 dots upper right corner.
  • A drop-down list will open.
  • Go to bottom of list and click 'Help and About Avast Secure Browser' to see current browser build.
  • Click 'Update' if available.
  • Restart
[Edit:]  ASB is free version also.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2024, 07:58:30 AM by mchain »
Windows 10 Home 64-bit 22H2 Avast Premier Security version 24.1.6099 (build 24.1.88821.762)  UI version 1.0.797
 UI version 1.0.788.  Windows 11 Home 23H2 - Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Avast Premier Security version 24.2.6105 (build 24.1.8918.827) UI version 1.0.801

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Re: How To Stop Search in Address Bar?
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2024, 03:20:25 AM »
I just checked there again, there's no update available right now, and for whatever reason, as in the screenshot above, it shows I have a lower number version.   Hopefully not a problem.

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Re: How To Stop Search in Address Bar?
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2024, 07:28:25 AM »
Check again.

Avast servers are all over the world, and deploying updates do take some time to complete.
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