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Why is the search function disabled in the linux version of Firefox 48? Kind of the reason for having a web browser , no? You guys must be trying to get people

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Firefox 48 has no usable search function without going to already established { in tabs} google site. In Preferences, the search panel is not accessible. Firefox 47 was working fine. This is not progress.

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Hello Tommy52, please try to change in about:config the next preference

  • distribution.searchplugins.defaultLocale

from "data:text/plain,distribution.searchplugins.defaultLocale=en-GB" to "en-GB"

any luck ?

thank you

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Hello Tommy52, please try to change in about:config the next preference

  • distribution.searchplugins.defaultLocale

from "data:text/plain,distribution.searchplugins.defaultLocale=en-GB" to "en-GB"

any luck ?

thank you

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User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:48.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/48.0 == Not a Mozilla build of Firefox.

Firefox 47 was working fine. This is not progress.

You might want to take that up with Ubuntu which built your Firefox version.

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Thank you for your help . your fix solved the problem and "Search" is now functional in preferences as well as in tabs. Tom