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Autocomplete only offers addresses I already typed in before

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When I type an address into the location bar autocomplete only works if I already entered that address manually before. But if I visited that page following a link before it won't offer to complete it. In options autocomplete is set to use history and bookmarks

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hello, can you try to replicate this behaviour when you launch firefox in safe mode once? if not, maybe an addon is interfering here...

Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems

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No, it's the same in safe mode. Still only offers typed in addresses for autocomplete.

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You can check the browser.urlbar preferences on the about:config page and reset user set (bold) prefs via the right-click context menu to the default value.

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue.

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Everything is set to default

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could you go to the firefox menu ≡ > help ? > troubleshooting information, copy the contents of that page and paste them here into a reply on the forum? this might give us a clue what is going on...

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It's too long to post here, I had to remove the printer information part

Application Basics

Name: Firefox Version: 31.0 User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/31.0

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Your profile folder contains a user.js file, which includes preferences that were not created by Firefox.


Incremental GC: true


Activated: false Prevent Accessibility: 0

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NSSUTIL Expected minimum version: 3.16.2 Version in use: 3.16.2

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Modified by Mumia

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you could paste it into a service like then and provide a link to the log here...

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I assume the problem is not with the printers, so the above should be sufficient.

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due to a few things (user.js file, outdated browser.history prefs, customizations to network./security. preferences), i'd probably create a new profile and start fresh: Profile Manager - Create, remove, or switch Firefox profiles