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Firefox hangs when loading any google search and other browsers work

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Hi there.

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad A485, and Firefox has suddenly stopped loading search results. When I launch the browser I am presented with its home page but when I perform a search it just hangs in a loading state, and if I try searching something else it just keeps displaying the URL of the original search. I also use Chromium and that's still working fine.

I've tried reinstallation and everything from this article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-cant-load-websites-other-browsers-can to no avail.

Any thoughts?

Hi there. I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad A485, and Firefox has suddenly stopped loading search results. When I launch the browser I am presented with its home page but when I perform a search it just hangs in a loading state, and if I try searching something else it just keeps displaying the URL of the original search. I also use Chromium and that's still working fine. I've tried reinstallation and everything from this article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-cant-load-websites-other-browsers-can to no avail. Any thoughts?

Chosen solution

Hi everyone.

Firefox is magically back online!

I didn't have time to troubleshoot yesterday, but when I checked this afternoon it was working normally again.

I still don't know what the problem was, but it's gone now.

I appreciate the input!

The original question probably should be removed ***

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Ubuntu Chromium/75.0.3770.90 Chrome/75.0.3770.90 Safari/537.36

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JohannHan 8 solutions 129 answers

Did you change any settings in Firefox?

Did you change any settings in Firefox?

Question owner

Hi JohannHan. No, I didn't.

Hi JohannHan. No, I didn't.
JohannHan 8 solutions 129 answers

Did you use Synaptic to install Firefox?

Do you get errors when you start Firefox from the terminal?

Did you use Synaptic to install Firefox? Do you get errors when you start Firefox from the terminal?

Chosen Solution

Hi everyone.

Firefox is magically back online!

I didn't have time to troubleshoot yesterday, but when I checked this afternoon it was working normally again.

I still don't know what the problem was, but it's gone now.

I appreciate the input!

The original question probably should be removed ***

Hi everyone. Firefox is magically back online! I didn't have time to troubleshoot yesterday, but when I checked this afternoon it was working normally again. I still don't know what the problem was, but it's gone now. I appreciate the input! The original question probably should be removed ***

Modified by robertneville27