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Firefox shows only "search bookmarks and history" in location bar.

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This started happening a little while ago, so I was forced to switch to Internet Explorer for a little while. Every time I open Firefox, instead of showing the web page, the location bar simply states "Search Bookmarks and History." Also, whenever I try to open another window from a link, it shows a large window with nothing it in saying the same thing in the location bar. I have a desktop computer with Firefox as well, and none of this has happened to that computer.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== Either my computer had to restart or randomly.

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Start Firefox in Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of your add-ons is causing your problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Themes). See Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems and Troubleshoot issues with plugins like Flash or Java to fix common Firefox problems

If it does work in Safe-mode then disable all your extensions and then try to find which is causing it by enabling one at a time until the problem reappears. You can use "Disable all add-ons" on the Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot Mode start window to disable all extensions. You have to close and restart Firefox after each change via "File > Exit" (Mac: "Firefox > Quit"; Linux: "File > Quit")