Reply to post: Re: Hallelujah

Chrome wants to remember which Websites to silence

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Re: Hallelujah

> Sorry guys. We've just been so busy figuring out how to compile a list of the most visited sites out there,

Ah, so you noticed the stupidest feature ever to have reached production in Firefox (so far).

For those who are not aware, enable private mode and disable URL autocomplete, then start FF on mobile and proceed to type some URL: you will see it autocompleted to some random site you are pretty sure you have never visited and most certainly should not be there.

It turns out that someone suggested it would be a good idea to "ship popular domains by default". Like, all of us visit all of Alexa's most popular sites¹. By typing in the exact homepage URL by hand, you understand.

¹ Minus porn, P2P sharing, and other sites "not useful for real people", of course.

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