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Autocomplete does not work in url bar

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I just downloaded Firefox 19.0, and now autocomplete no longer works in my URL bar. It still pulls up my bookmarks as options, but no sites I have previously visited pop up. I've checked my history and it's set to remember history, and I'm not on private browsing mode. Any help would be great!

Chosen solution

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.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • Version 3.13.2.11592
  • Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.44.23
  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac SharePoint Browser Plug-in
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • 4.0.51204.0
  • Simple plug-in that handles Citrix connection files
  • Office Live Update v1.0
  • iPhoto6

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0

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Chosen Solution

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.