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Why can't I search in address bar?

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Whenever I try to search in the address bar it says " The address isn't valid" 'Not a URL." I did the about:config thing and reset the keyword url and keyword enable, but it still will not let me search.

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Andrew
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Please update to version 19.0 which should fix this issue.

cor-el
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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.
TiffanyK127 0 solutions 1 answers

I have the same problem but my Firefox is the most up to date. It happened after I deleted Ask.com from the address bar search.