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On the Start Page, why doesn't the search bar below the Firefox icon work??


There is a search bar below the Firefox icon on the Mozilla Firefox Start Page but it does not work. The search bar in the upper right position works fine (I use Google). What is the point in putting a large search bar in the middle of the start page if it does not work?

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

Installed Plug-ins

  • Photodex Presenter Plugin 4,00,0,2442
  • npunagi2
  • 1.7.0069.3
  • npdivxplayerplugin
  • Winamp Application Detector
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.5"
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • npmnqmp 989898989877
  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181
  • DivX Web Player version
  • DivX VOD Helper Plug-in
  • Version 0.8.6f.2, copyright 1996-2008 The VideoLAN Team 2008 Dynnohttp://www.dyyno.com/
  • Picasa plugin
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_24 for Mozilla browsers
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • RealNetworks(tm) RealPlayer Chrome Background Extension Plug-In
  • Unity Player 3.4.0f5
  • Version 1.0.0, copyright 1996-2009 The VideoLAN Teamhttp://www.videolan.org/
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:6.0.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0.2

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

You can try to delete the file chromeappsstore.sqlite in the Firefox Profile Folder.