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Search bar and address bar act like they've been disabled. Help!

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Running Firefox 37.0 on Windows XP. Today, the address bar (where you can type in web addresses) and the search bar are totally useless (with no search options available, not a Yahoo or Google in sight) . I've been running Google Chrome all day because I consider this version of Firefox to be crippled. You can type in the search/address boxes provided, but nothing happens.

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Could you right-click your Firefox shortcut, choose Properties, and make sure the Compatibility tab does not have any backwards compatibility selections on it?

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Do you think it is an add-on or a third party download that you have installed on you're computer? Did you scan for any viruses? Any add-on s that you recently downloaded or programs that have made a sudden change to the search bar?

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Another user reported this. You could review this long thread for the suggestions given there: Unable to enter URL in address bar 36.04

Curiously, your Firefox user agent string shows the same peculiarity as that other user:

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 4.10; rv:37.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/37.0

Instead of identifying Windows XP as Windows 5.1, it shows Windows 4.10, which I do not think ever existed.

Edit: According to Wikipedia, Windows 4.10 was Windows 98.

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Could you right-click your Firefox shortcut, choose Properties, and make sure the Compatibility tab does not have any backwards compatibility selections on it?