While the new location bar is currently voted the favorite Firefox 3 feature with about 37% of 1,695 votes cast so far, it seems from comments to my recent Firefox 3 Beta 3 review, that a significant number of users are less than happy with it.
The most common complaint is the new two line autocomplete menu which some users find too obtrusive.
One possible solution is to reduce the number of suggestions displayed.
Yet another is to install Seth Spitzer’s oldbar, a simple Firefox extension that restores the location bar autocomplete to single line suggestions and doesn’t underline the matched terms but still looks for the entered terms in bookmarks, history and tags.
UPDATE: oldbar 1.2 is now compatible with Firefox 3 Beta 3 so I’m removing the bumped version.
UPDATE: For more tweaks including ways to exclude bookmarks and history from the location bar, check these 9 tweaks for Firefox 3â€™s location bar.