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Since the latest update, can't navigate to a site by typing in the address bar

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Since the latest update/install of Firefox, it no longer allows navigation via typing in the address bar. Even if I type the whole address and hit enter or click the "go to" arrow, nothing happens. I have to navigate to a website by googling it and following their click-through links.

I'm no n00b - this is clearly a fault with the latest version, or some interaction/default setting that's getting in the way. I'd welcome any ideas.

Firefox help articles on the latest version state: "Web search in the address bar - When you type in the location bar and press Return, Firefox takes you to search results using the search provider selected in the search bar."

Uh, no Firefox. Your address bar takes me precisely nowhere!

Cheers.

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ok, as a follow up i'd recommend disabling half of the addons & restarting the browser - if the problem continues disable the other half & continue until you've narrowed it down to the culprit...

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hello Natahl, 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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Excellent - thanks! Disabling the add-ons has restored function in the address bar. Do you have any other voodoo to share about how I figure out which add-on is causing the issue? I haven't installed any new ones lately ...

Cheers!

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ok, as a follow up i'd recommend disabling half of the addons & restarting the browser - if the problem continues disable the other half & continue until you've narrowed it down to the culprit...

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A bit of detective work to do, then. Thank you - you've made my life far less frustrating than it's been for the past few days :)