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When I type in facebook.com and click the choices don't come up. Happens when I type in anything.

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the choices don't come up

the choices don't come up

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Since you want to go to Facebook.com, maybe you can save the step of searching by doing one of these instead:

  • Bookmark Facebook so you can visit without using search (see this article for tips: Bookmarks in Firefox)
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Do you get this problem when you use the address bar or when you use the search box in Firefox's built-in home page?

Could you try the Search Reset extension:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/

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I use midcontinent for my home page and type in the search box by google facebook.com and the choices don't come up.

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This page? http://www.midco.net/

I can get a blank results page if I disable the scripts from synacor.com from running (Synacor seems to be a related company or website).

Can you think of any add-ons or external programs you might be using that would be selectively blocking content on a web page, whether it's ads, scripts, or other content?


To see whether an add-on is the culprit, you could try Firefox's Safe Mode. That's a standard diagnostic tool to bypass interference by extensions (and some custom settings). More info: Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot Mode.

You can restart Firefox in Safe Mode using

Help > Restart with Add-ons Disabled

In the dialog, click "Start in Safe Mode" (not Reset)

Any difference?

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Also, in case the site was updated and Firefox is using mismatched files from its cache, try clearing your Firefox cache.

Method #1:

Use Ctrl+Shift+r to reload the page fresh from the server.

Method #2:

Clear Firefox's cache completely using:

orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Options > Advanced

On the Network mini-tab > Cached Web Content : "Clear Now"

If you have a large hard drive, this might take a few minutes.

Does that help?

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I just added ad blocker would that do it?

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Hi boredmama, ad blockers use a pattern to try to recognize ads, but it's not foolproof. Can you make an exception for midco.net and see whether that helps?

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That wouldn't work cause I go on facebook on midco and don't want the ads when I play words with friends Thanks for all your help.

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Chosen Solution

Since you want to go to Facebook.com, maybe you can save the step of searching by doing one of these instead:

  • Bookmark Facebook so you can visit without using search (see this article for tips: Bookmarks in Firefox)