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The firefox search box has stopper working? How do I activate it?

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When I open the home page there's a search box in the middle under the Firefox logo. When I enter a search term and hit the blue "Search Button" nothing happens.

When I open the home page there's a search box in the middle under the Firefox logo. When I enter a search term and hit the blue "Search Button" nothing happens.

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

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

hello, please try installing the search reset addon & see if it can resolve the issue: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/searchreset/ (a restart of the browser is necessary afterwards).
cor-el
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Also check the browser.search.defaultenginename pref on the about:config page and make sure that it is set to the default value Google after having run the SearchReset extension.

You can also reset the browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone pref via the right-click context menu to the default on the about:config page and close and restart Firefox to restore the about:home page to its default.

  1. Open the about:config page via the location bar
  2. Type in the Filter bar: mstone
  3. Right-click the browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone line and select: Reset
  4. Close and restart Firefox
Also check the <b>browser.search.defaultenginename</b> pref on the about:config page and make sure that it is set to the default value Google after having run the SearchReset extension. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/about:config You can also reset the <b>browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone</b> pref via the right-click context menu to the default on the <b>about:config</b> page and close and restart Firefox to restore the about:home page to its default. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/about:config #Open the <b>about:config</b> page via the location bar #Type in the Filter bar: mstone #Right-click the browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone line and select: Reset #Close and restart Firefox

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Thanks. Worked just fine.

Thanks. Worked just fine.

Question owner

Thanks. Worked just fine.

Thanks. Worked just fine.