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I type things into the search bar and nothing happens. What's up?

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Now, when I type things in the search bar nothing happens. Not when I press return or when I drag and click the cursor over the magnifying glass icon. I feel like this started about 3 or 4 weeks ago.

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Every time Firefox opened

Now, when I type things in the search bar nothing happens. Not when I press return or when I drag and click the cursor over the magnifying glass icon. I feel like this started about 3 or 4 weeks ago. == This happened == Every time Firefox opened

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JYOuyang 18 solutions 174 answers

I presume you are referring to the search bar in the upper right and the lack of search suggestions.

Please follow the instructions in the following Knowledge Base on how to enable/disable Search Suggestions:

Use popular search suggestions in the Firefox Search bar

I presume you are referring to the search bar in the upper right and the lack of search suggestions. Please follow the instructions in the following Knowledge Base on how to enable/disable Search Suggestions: [[Search suggestions]]

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Wow, thanks for responding. Yes, I am talking about the search bar in the upper right. The lack of search suggestions isn't an issue.

What should happen: I type what I am looking for (ex: oakland charter schools) and then press return or click on the search icon and then google, which is my chosen search engine for the search bar, comes up with some ideas.

What is happening: I type something in the search bar and press return and NOTHING happens.

Wow, thanks for responding. Yes, I am talking about the search bar in the upper right. The lack of search suggestions isn't an issue. What should happen: I type what I am looking for (ex: oakland charter schools) and then press return or click on the search icon and then google, which is my chosen search engine for the search bar, comes up with some ideas. What is happening: I type something in the search bar and press return and NOTHING happens.
the-edmeister
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Do you have that problem when running in the Firefox SafeMode? http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Safe+Mode Don't select anything right now, just use "Continue in SafeMode."

If not, see this: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/troubleshooting+extensions+and+theme...

Do you have that problem when running in the Firefox SafeMode? [http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Safe+Mode] ''Don't select anything right now, just use "Continue in SafeMode."'' If not, see this: [http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes]

Question owner

Yes! Thank you, the-edmeister, you taught me something new that solved my problem.

Yes! Thank you, the-edmeister, you taught me something new that solved my problem.