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Url Search not working


My question is about the url search. in the url bar...I type in a word eg. gmail and it would take me to the website www.gmail.com now it doesn't. google images shows what I see: http://blog.ponto-dot.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/nginx_welcome.jpg

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David McRitchie 321 solutions 3089 answers

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Bring up about:config filter on keyword.URL and then right-click on the row the variable is on, and choose modify, tell us what it had and if not mozilla or google change its value to

as seen on the MozillaZine page Location Bar search for a Google search.
Also try filtering on nginx and on the ip address number you see when you bring it up.

Next check your hosts file with notepad, on Windows 7 via

notepad c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
to make actual changes you would have to run as Administrator
  • Try using Find on nginx and on the ip address number you see when you bring it up

Question owner

ok. my keyword.URL is http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q=

and when I filter for nginx there is nothing. There is also nothing in my c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts, witch I opened with notepad and searched nginx...found nothing.

any other things I should try... or must I uninstall firefox?

Thanks for the help.