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Ad-ons not appearing

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I have just been upgraded on FF, and my ad-ons have disappeared. I've gone to settings and they are still installed and the boxes ticked. I've refreshed firefox. I've closed and opened....they STILL do not appear! I only get add Moz support and change settings. I use these regularly, and feel like in the night someone has accessed my personal laptop and deleted files! Please correct immediatey or tell me how to revert back to previous.

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hi alisondking, from your description it sounds like you're referring to the search bar. there has been a change to how the search bar works in the latest version of firefox. all your search engines will appear as soon as you're entering a search term. to learn more about this please also refer to Search with the Firefox address bar

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If you want to restore the previously used standalone window to manage search engines then you can toggle this pref to false with a middle-click on the about:config page.

about:config page: browser.search.showOneOffButtons = false

You need to close and restart Firefox to make this work properly.


In the address bar, type about:preferences#search<enter>

If you miss being able to switch search engines without going crazy with menus, try this out;

Context Search {web link} Expands the context menu's 'Search for' item into a list of installed search engines, allowing you to choose the engine you want to use for each search.