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Start page "search" will not work, typing words, have to go to address bar to get a search going.

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When I go to the start page, after clicking the Mozilla Firefox icon, if I type something in the box and hit "search", it doesn't do anything. I have to go up to the address bar to search anything. It's not like Google, where I can type in some words, e.g., CBS (the news station and hit search and get results). Any ideas?

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hello mdchlanda, first please see if installing the search reset addon can resolve the issue: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/searchreset/ (a restart of the browser is necessary afterwards).

otherwise try the following steps in order to manually restore the search function on the default homepage:

  1. go to firefox > help > troubleshooting information and click on profile folder/show folder. a windows explorer window should open up - in there delete the file named chromeappsstore.sqlite.
  2. then enter about:config into the firefox location bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone - right-click and reset that entry to the default value.
  3. restart firefox
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hello mdchlanda, first please see if installing the search reset addon can resolve the issue: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/searchreset/ (a restart of the browser is necessary afterwards).

otherwise try the following steps in order to manually restore the search function on the default homepage:

  1. go to firefox > help > troubleshooting information and click on profile folder/show folder. a windows explorer window should open up - in there delete the file named chromeappsstore.sqlite.
  2. then enter about:config into the firefox location bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone - right-click and reset that entry to the default value.
  3. restart firefox

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This answered the question. Thanks to madperson and have a nice day.

leftcoastdude 0 solutions 1 answers

I have the same problem, but this solution didn't work for me. Any other ideas?

Firefox ver. 20.0.1 Windows 7 Home Premium