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Home page comes up without search bar, what to do, please.

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Home (house) icon has disappeared from search bar and Mozilla home page comes up blank without central search bar and Mozilla mission statement. What do I do to reset to default, please?

Home (house) icon has disappeared from search bar and Mozilla home page comes up blank without central search bar and Mozilla mission statement. What do I do to reset to default, please?

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Refresh Firefox {web link} is a LAST RESORT ! !

Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings

If you're having problems with Firefox, refreshing it can help. The refresh feature fixes many issues by restoring Firefox to its default state while saving your essential information like bookmarks, passwords, and open tabs.

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FredMcD
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Chosen Solution

Refresh Firefox {web link} is a LAST RESORT ! !

Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings

If you're having problems with Firefox, refreshing it can help. The refresh feature fixes many issues by restoring Firefox to its default state while saving your essential information like bookmarks, passwords, and open tabs.

'''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/refresh-firefox-reset-add-ons-and-settings Refresh Firefox]''' {web link} is a '''LAST RESORT ! !''' Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings If you're having problems with Firefox, refreshing it can help. The refresh feature fixes many issues by restoring Firefox to its default state while saving your essential information like bookmarks, passwords, and open tabs.
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Try to click Restore Defaults in the Customize palette.

Make sure that toolbars like the "Bookmarks Toolbar" are visible.

  • "3-bar" menu button > Customize > Show/Hide Toolbars
  • View > Toolbars
    You can tap the Alt key or press F10 to show the Menu Bar
  • Right-click empty toolbar area

Open the Customize window and set which toolbar items to display.

  • "3-bar" menu button > Customize
  • check that "Bookmarks Toolbar items" is on the Bookmarks Toolbar
  • if "Bookmarks Toolbar items" is not on the Bookmarks Toolbar then drag it back from the Customize palette into the Customize window to the Bookmarks Toolbar

Try to delete possible user.js and numbered prefs-##.js files and rename (or delete) the prefs.js file to reset all prefs to the default value including prefs set via user.js and prefs that are no longer supported in current Firefox releases.

You can use this button to go to the current Firefox profile folder:

Try to click <u>Restore Defaults</u> in the Customize palette. Make sure that toolbars like the "Bookmarks Toolbar" are visible. *"3-bar" menu button > Customize > Show/Hide Toolbars *View > Toolbars<br>You can tap the Alt key or press F10 to show the Menu Bar *Right-click empty toolbar area Open the Customize window and set which toolbar items to display. *"3-bar" menu button > Customize *check that "Bookmarks Toolbar items" is on the Bookmarks Toolbar *if "Bookmarks Toolbar items" is not on the Bookmarks Toolbar then drag it back from the Customize palette into the Customize window to the Bookmarks Toolbar *if missing items are in the Customize palette then drag them back from the Customize window on the toolbar *if you do not see an item on a toolbar and in the Customize palette then click the <u>Restore Defaults</u> button to restore the default toolbar setup *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/customize-firefox-controls-buttons-and-toolbars ---- Try to delete possible user.js and numbered prefs-##.js files and rename (or delete) the prefs.js file to reset all prefs to the default value including prefs set via user.js and prefs that are no longer supported in current Firefox releases. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Preferences_not_saved *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Resetting_preferences You can use this button to go to the current Firefox profile folder: *Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder (Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder) *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox

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Thanks very much. Problem solved.

Thanks very much. Problem solved.
FredMcD
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Glad to help. Safe surfing.

Glad to help. Safe surfing.