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Firefox address bar or search engine is broken on 62.0a1 Windows\Linux

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After last Nigltly update (on 2018-05-08) Firefox search/adress bar is full broken. This has these behaviours: 1. Settings -> search. Happen nothing. It's not load Search settings page. 2. Search/adress bar if I need search something in browser opinion I cant press "enter". If I enter valid url (http:// or https:// starts) its can go to site after enter. 3. I already delete my profile and create new - problem still exist. 4. On work (Win10x64) I don't use ANY extensions problem still exist. 5. Home I use OpenSuse Thumbleewed (kernel 4.16 KDE 5 x86_64) problem still exist (firefox download and install not from repos).

In other cases it works fine.

Modified by genetus

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Did you download firefox from the repository or nightly from the firefox site itself?

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The "Options/Preferences -:> Search" page works for me on Linux in the current Nightly build and using search in the location bar works as well directly via keyword.enabled and via a keyword search.

Can you search using a keyword search (e.g. g firefox)?

There can be issues with the Enter key in the location bar when all suggestions have been disabled.

Did this worked before in Nighty?

Keep in mind that Nightly is alpha and can get broken at any time. In a lot of cases it starts working again in a few days.

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May be related for reading.

Bug 1460190 - Firefox Nightly can't open site after typing address into address bar, and can't open search engines in search bar.


A place to keep track of fixes and discussions of issues in Nightly builds is in the Builds threads in http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewforum.php?f=23

The May 8 build is old now as Nightly gets checkins with two updates each day and sometimes a respin. Sometimes there can be issues until fixed, finished or reverted.

Modified by James

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tesko said

Did you download firefox from the repository or nightly from the firefox site itself?

From site. It's update automaticly like on other platform.

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cor-el said

The "Options/Preferences -:> Search" page works for me on Linux in the current Nightly build and using search in the location bar works as well directly via keyword.enabled and via a keyword search. Can you search using a keyword search (e.g. g firefox)? There can be issues with the Enter key in the location bar when all suggestions have been disabled. Did this worked before in Nighty? Keep in mind that Nightly is alpha and can get broken at any time. In a lot of cases it starts working again in a few days.

No. I can't search any thing. All search hits broken. If I press down arrow in search bar happing nothing.

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James said

May be related for reading. Bug 1460190 - Firefox Nightly can't open site after typing address into address bar, and can't open search engines in search bar. A place to keep track of fixes and discussions of issues in Nightly builds is in the Builds threads in http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewforum.php?f=23 The May 8 build is old now as Nightly gets checkins with two updates each day and sometimes a respin. Sometimes there can be issues until fixed, finished or reverted.

Thank's. It seems it was a bug and it resolved one hour ago. Maybe in next build all was OK.

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i am glad the bug was fixed for you. if it happens again remember to look up what happened by running firefox in the terminal and seeing what the verbose (this will be done automatically) terminally output says is happening (if anything) and pasting it and linking it in pastebin.mozilla.org and letting us know.

thanks and have a good day

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