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Search bar not working


When I type something in the Search Bar and hit Enter, nothing happens. Nothing also happens when I click on the magnifying glass. I can type something in the Awesome Bar to search, and that seems to work fine.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

I first started using Firefox 4 RC

Installed Plug-ins

  • Foxit Reader Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • Yahoo! activeX Plug-in Bridge
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.1"
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Google Update
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_22 for Mozilla browsers
  • 4.0.50401.0
  • BlackBerry WebSL Browser Plug-In


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0

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10784 solutions 97065 answers

Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the add-ons is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Themes).

  • Don't make any changes on the Safe mode start window.


You can also try to delete search.sqlite and search.json in the Firefox Profile Folder

heraccess 0 solutions 1 answers

That happens when a Adobe pdf file is open in a firefox tab. Close down the pdf and try again.