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Auto-fill url is broken

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I believe this issue began back when version 40 was released and I am just tired of it not working. The problem is that auto-fill in the url bar does not work, but auto complete does. Before I was able to start typing an address and it would auto fill the address bar as I type. Example would be that I type "re" and it would auto fill "reddit.com" and I would just need to press enter. I can still accomplish the same thing, but I need to press down or click from the populated list that shows below the address bar.

From all my searching, the solution is supposed to be to make sure that browser.url.autoFill is set True in about:config. This is set. I have tried changing it, changing it back, reinstalling, fresh install, non-beta install, disabling all addons, but nothing has worked. I still have this functionality in IE, Edge, and Chrome. What should I do and has anyone else had this problem?

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web Link} by holding down the <Shift>
(Mac=Options)
key, and then starting Firefox. A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh).

Is the problem still there?


Separate Issue; Your System Details shows;

Installed Plug-ins

Shockwave Flash 21.0 r0 Shockwave Flash 22.0 r0
Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer.

Flash: Grab the uninstaller from here: Uninstall Flash Player | Windows Uninstall Flash Player | Mac

Then reinstall the latest version.

Note: Windows users should download the active_x for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).

Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the active_x.

Flash Player Version: 22.0.0.192 Flash Player (Linux) Version 11.2.202.626

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download.

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download.

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Chosen Solution

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web Link} by holding down the <Shift>
(Mac=Options)
key, and then starting Firefox. A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh).

Is the problem still there?


Separate Issue; Your System Details shows;

Installed Plug-ins

Shockwave Flash 21.0 r0 Shockwave Flash 22.0 r0
Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer.

Flash: Grab the uninstaller from here: Uninstall Flash Player | Windows Uninstall Flash Player | Mac

Then reinstall the latest version.

Note: Windows users should download the active_x for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).

Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the active_x.

Flash Player Version: 22.0.0.192 Flash Player (Linux) Version 11.2.202.626

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download.

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download.

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Safe Mode helped solved the problem. I uninstalled the flash player anyway, but that had no affect.

What I ended up doing was resetting Firefox from the safe mode start popup. Once the settings were reset, everything was fixed.

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Glad to help. Safe Surfing.