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The awesome bar in FF4 does not displays the URL of the previous page visited not the current one.

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The awesome bar used to display the URL of the page visited, since upgrading to FF 4 it no longer does so. It displays the URL of the first page visited say from a goodle search then if you navigate to another page or return to the search results it continues to display the old URL or no URL at all.

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A couple of possible causes. There may be an add-on that is not compatible with Firefox 4 causing this. For details of how to troubleshoot that see https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes

The URL not updating can also be caused if there is a problem with the file that stores browsing history and bookmarks. To see if this is the case, open your profile folder, for details of how to find it see https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Profiles

Now close Firefox and rename places.sqlite to places.sqlite.old. If there is a file called places.sqlite-journal you can delete it. Restart Firefox and it will re-create this file, importing the bookmarks from a backup, though browsing history will be lost. Now check to see if the URL changes.

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A couple of possible causes. There may be an add-on that is not compatible with Firefox 4 causing this. For details of how to troubleshoot that see https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes

The URL not updating can also be caused if there is a problem with the file that stores browsing history and bookmarks. To see if this is the case, open your profile folder, for details of how to find it see https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Profiles

Now close Firefox and rename places.sqlite to places.sqlite.old. If there is a file called places.sqlite-journal you can delete it. Restart Firefox and it will re-create this file, importing the bookmarks from a backup, though browsing history will be lost. Now check to see if the URL changes.