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about:home search engine not working

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When I attempt searching in about:home it fails. It seems to be a JS error since the html form appears quite valid. My aboutHome.js is here: http://pastebin.com/muSihvGt . As can be seen below, I'm on linux 3.2.0-29-generic , 64 bit. In Aurora.

Chosen solution

The problem seems to be that you can't initialize the chromeappsstore.sqlite file properly.

Deleting the chromeappsstore.sqlite and resetting the browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone pref and restarting Firefox should normally fix this, but in you case even a manual edit doesn't work.

This is the data that I get if I use Copy Row(s) to SQL in the right-click context menu with the SQLite Manager extension.


INSERT INTO "someTable" VALUES ("emoh.:moz-safe-about","search-engine","{""name"":""Google"",""searchUrl"":""https://www.google.com/search?q=_searchTerms_&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:unofficial&client=firefox-aurora""}","0",null);

CREATE TABLE webappsstore2 (scope TEXT, key TEXT, value TEXT, secure INTEGER, owner TEXT)
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Additional System Details

Sites Affected

about:home

Installed Plug-ins

  • This plugin provides integration with Cinnamon for live extension enabling and disabling. It can be used only by extensions.gnome.org
  • The IcedTea-Web Plugin executes Java applets.
  • The Totem 3.0.1 plugin handles video and audio streams.
  • DivX Web Player version 1.4.0.233
  • Shockwave Flash 11.0 r1
  • Gecko Media Player 1.0.4Video Player Plug-in for QuickTime, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player streams using MPlayer

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:16.0) Gecko/16.0 Firefox/16.0

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
16.0a2
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:16.0) Gecko/16.0 Firefox/16.0
Profile Directory
Open Directory
Enabled Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Crash Reports
about:crashes
Memory Use
about:memory
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Aptana Debugger
1.7.2
true
debugger@aptana.com
Download Statusbar
0.9.10
true
{D4DD63FA-01E4-46a7-B6B1-EDAB7D6AD389}
FEBE
7.0.3.5
true
{4BBDD651-70CF-4821-84F8-2B918CF89CA3}
Firebug
1.10.2
true
firebug@software.joehewitt.com
Stylish
1.0.7
true
{46551EC9-40F0-4e47-8E18-8E5CF550CFB8}
Test Pilot
1.2.1
true
testpilot@labs.mozilla.com
Mint Search Enhancer
1.0
false
mint-search-enhancer@linuxmint.com
Important Modified Preferences
Name
Value
accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar
0
browser.cache.disk.capacity
1048576
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run
false
browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value
1048576
browser.cache.memory.capacity
61440
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
4
browser.startup.homepage
about:home
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20120809071137
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
16.0a2
browser.tabs.warnOnClose
false
extensions.lastAppVersion
16.0a2
keyword.URL
https://google.com/search?q=
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
network.protocol-handler.app.apt
/usr/bin/apturl
network.protocol-handler.app.apt+http
/usr/bin/apturl
network.protocol-handler.warn-external.apt
true
network.protocol-handler.warn-external.apt+http
true
places.database.lastMaintenance
1344546200
places.history.enabled
false
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
104858
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
privacy.sanitize.sanitizeOnShutdown
true
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false
Graphics
Adapter Description
NVIDIA Corporation -- GeForce GTX 580/PCIe/SSE2
Vendor ID
NVIDIA Corporation
Device ID
GeForce GTX 580/PCIe/SSE2
Driver Version
4.2.0 NVIDIA 295.49
WebGL Renderer
NVIDIA Corporation -- GeForce GTX 580/PCIe/SSE2 -- 4.2.0 NVIDIA 295.49
GPU Accelerated Windows
0
AzureBackend
skia
JavaScript
Incremental GC
1
Accessibility
Activated
0
Prevent Accessibility
0
Library Versions
Expected minimum version
Version in use
NSPR
4.9.2
4.9.2
NSS
3.13.5.0 Basic ECC
3.13.5.0 Basic ECC
NSS Util
3.13.5.0
3.13.5.0
NSS SSL
3.13.5.0 Basic ECC
3.13.5.0 Basic ECC
NSS S/MIME
3.13.5.0 Basic ECC
3.13.5.0 Basic ECC

Helpful Reply

OK. For the googlers, I wrote here an alternative fix. The file you want to change is in /usr/lib/firefox/, it is called omni.ja . Open it with any archive manager as root and go into /chrome/browser/content/browser/abouthome. The file will be in there, named "aboutHome.xhtml".