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How to enable 'Paste & Search' in search box?

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I have 'Paste' and 'Paste & search' in right-click menu when clicked in search box but they do the same thing - just paste what's on clipboard. How to get 'Paste & Search' to paste AND search, like it says?

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Also, try restarting Firefox in Safe Mode then trying the search context menu feature. Safe mode temporarily disables add-ons, and you have a lot of them, so it's a big possibility that one of them could be causing the problem.

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goldencut said

I have 'Paste' and 'Paste & search' in right-click menu when clicked in search box but they do the same thing - just paste what's on clipboard. How to get 'Paste & Search' to paste AND search, like it says?

This must be an issue specific to your computer, because my context menu options work correctly. Can you do this then try the "Paste and search" context menu item again, just in case the problem is being caused by your current search engine?: http://www.google.com/homepage/search/sp-firefox.html

If this doesn't work, we can try refreshing/completely reinstalling Firefox, which I can explain if you want me to.

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goldencut said
I have 'Paste' and 'Paste & search' in right-click menu when clicked in search box but they do the same thing - just paste what's on clipboard. How to get 'Paste & Search' to paste AND search, like it says?

This must be an issue specific to your computer, because my context menu options work correctly. Can you do this then try the "Paste and search" context menu item again, just in case the problem is being caused by your current search engine?: http://www.google.com/homepage/search/sp-firefox.html

If this doesn't work, we can try refreshing or completely reinstalling Firefox, which I/someone else can explain if you want me/them to.

Modified by user1194064

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It appears that your operating system is POSReady, which is essentially a version of Windows designed to run ATMs, self-service checkout machines, etc. It's not specifically designed for general usage, and although this doesn't necessarily mean that it can't run programs like Windows 7 or 8 can, it could be a potential cause of your problem.

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Also, try restarting Firefox in Safe Mode then trying the search context menu feature. Safe mode temporarily disables add-ons, and you have a lot of them, so it's a big possibility that one of them could be causing the problem.

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Yeah, another bug in otherwise so useful extension 'Tab Control'. I hope someone would fix these bugs and make it work again. Or fix Firefox by adding these options so extensions are not needed.. :P Thnx guys/gals for help!

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You're welcome! :)