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Why can't I see URLs in the address box drop down?


After upgrading to Firefox 16 I can no longer see the URLs in the drop down of the address bar. Only thing I can see is the favicon, if available, for the associated site.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

Upgrading to 16

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do not click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.

Problems with bookmarks and history not working properly can be caused by a corrupted places.sqlite database file.

You can check for problems with the places.sqlite database file in the Firefox Profile Folder.

Modified by cor-el

davidself 0 solutions 1 answers

Delicious Extension make this happen,try disable it. https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/delicious-extension/

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380 solutions 1848 answers

Can anyone confirm if disabling this extension fixes the issue? We are seeing this in a few other places and it would help us to narrow down the root cause!

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380 solutions 1848 answers

Looks like there is a bug already confirming delicious as the culprit. The addon is no longer being developed, so I'd suggest using sync!

dstrassel 0 solutions 1 answers

Yes, that was the culprit in my case. Try adding the bookmarklet to your links toolbar instead of using the extension:


Question owner

I did confirm that it is the Delicious Add-on that is causing the problem. Really kind of sucks and I don't like using sync because it is Firefox only.

mbrowne 0 solutions 1 answers

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It turns out they are still developing it. On http://www.facebook.com/delicious the Delicious team said to keep checking Facebook and Twitter since that's where they would announce it when the extension is updated.