I know I can remove visited pages from the history via History→Show all History, and simply mark the unwanted entries plus hit the Delete key. But this seems not to remove the URLs I've typed into the address bar when calling up those pages. So they are still used to predict the URLs I want to type in later. Especially with sites one heavily frequents (like here on the StackExchange network), this clutters up the list of suggested URLs.
Is there any way to remove the "typed URLs" from the browser history completely? Preferable with some easy clicks for the end-user -- but I wouldn't mind doing so via command-line if necessary (e.g. modifying Firefox's sqlite databases directly).
Edit: Thanks to Dan's answer a part of my issue is explained -- and I found out I missed to fully describe it. Until reading Dan's explanations, I didn't see some of the details.
So let's say I've visited
http://readwrite.com/otherarticle. And of course a lot of other pages having an "r" somewhere in their URL. Now, on an empty urlbar, I type an "r". Immediately, auto-complete fills that up with "readwrite.com" (not one of the full URLs), and the drop-down shows a bunch of other pages (but none from readwrite.com).
- Dan's first method doesn't work, as the auto-completed string is not contained in the dropdown
- Dan's second suggestion (switching auto-complete off altogether) is no option for me, I just want to get rid of some specific "suggestions"
- I have no matching bookmark (to be more specific: none for readwrite.com)
So how to get rid of that "readwrite.com" suggestion? I've checked the entire history and made sure there's no entry left for it. I've also checked my bookmarks, no traces there either.