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URL bar always says "Search or enter address" despite what page it's on. One other issue explained in further detail

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Firefox 26.0 Not an addon issue - I've loaded up Fire Fox 2.6 and the same addons on a different computer and experienced no problems. Addons: Noscript (added after problem occured, not the cause) Adblock Plus, Adblock Plus Edge, Adblock Plus Popup Addon Plugins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.9 r900
  • Google Update
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.51.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • Unity Player 4.3.1f1
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.03
  • NPWLPG (did some self research on this, windows live photo gallery plugin. Not the cause)
  • Roblox Launcher Plugin

Computer is free of viruses. Scanned with Malwarebytes, Spybot Search and Destroy 2.0, AVG 2014, adwcleaner (powerful adware cleaner) No reset option for Firefox 26.0.

Whenever I go to a page on Firefox, such as google.ca (I'm living in Canada), the URL bar shows the URL for a split second and goes back to "Search or enter address" as though I haven't typed anything in for the first place. However, when I right click the URL bar when this happens the Undo option is selectable and not grayed out. When I clicked Undo the URL, https://www.google.ca, was back like normal.

The other issue is that whenever I'm typing something in on a webpage, like a search on google.ca, if the URL bar is blank like usual the | that appears when typing jumps to the URL bar and continues typing there. It is HIGHLY irritating whenever I'm trying to write a lengthy forum post and such or a quick search on YouTube and it cuts off and starts appearing in the URL bar where I need to click where I was previously typing and continue. I don't understand what's going on.

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Firefox 26.0 Not an addon issue - I've loaded up Fire Fox 2.6 and the same addons on a different computer and experienced no problems. Addons: Noscript (added after problem occured, not the cause) Adblock Plus, Adblock Plus Edge, Adblock Plus Popup Addon Plugins * Shockwave Flash 11.9 r900 * Google Update * Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.51.2 for Mozilla browsers * Unity Player 4.3.1f1 * Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.03 * NPWLPG (did some self research on this, windows live photo gallery plugin. Not the cause) * Roblox Launcher Plugin Computer is free of viruses. Scanned with Malwarebytes, Spybot Search and Destroy 2.0, AVG 2014, adwcleaner (powerful adware cleaner) No reset option for Firefox 26.0. Whenever I go to a page on Firefox, such as google.ca (I'm living in Canada), the URL bar shows the URL for a split second and goes back to "Search or enter address" as though I haven't typed anything in for the first place. However, when I right click the URL bar when this happens the Undo option is selectable and not grayed out. When I clicked Undo the URL, https://www.google.ca, was back like normal. The other issue is that whenever I'm typing something in on a webpage, like a search on google.ca, if the URL bar is blank like usual the | that appears when typing jumps to the URL bar and continues typing there. It is HIGHLY irritating whenever I'm trying to write a lengthy forum post and such or a quick search on YouTube and it cuts off and starts appearing in the URL bar where I need to click where I was previously typing and continue. I don't understand what's going on.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.9 r900
  • Google Update
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.51.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • Unity Player 4.3.1f1
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.03
  • NPWLPG
  • Roblox Launcher Plugin

Application

  • Firefox 26.0
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:26.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/26.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/26.0/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • Adblock Edge 2.0.9 ({fe272bd1-5f76-4ea4-8501-a05d35d823fc})
  • Adblock Plus 2.4.1 ({d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d})
  • Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon 0.9.1 (adblockpopups@jessehakanen.net)
  • Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus 1.2.3 (elemhidehelper@adblockplus.org)
  • NoScript 2.6.8.12 ({73a6fe31-595d-460b-a920-fcc0f8843232})
  • Troubleshooter 1.1a (troubleshooter@mozilla.org)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x0618
  • adapterDeviceID2:
  • adapterDrivers: nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: 1024
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x10de
  • adapterVendorID2:
  • direct2DEnabled: True
  • directWriteEnabled: True
  • directWriteVersion: 6.2.9200.16571
  • driverDate: 12-19-2013
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 9.18.13.3221
  • driverVersion2:
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'direct2d', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureContentBackend': u'direct2d', u'AzureSkiaAccelerated': 0}
  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 1
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M Direct3D9Ex vs_3_0 ps_3_0)
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: False
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 10

Modified Preferences

  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar: 0
  • browser.cache.disk.capacity: 358400
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 4
  • browser.sessionstore.upgradeBackup.latestBuildID: 20131205075310
  • browser.startup.homepage: https://www.google.ca
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20131205075310
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 26.0
  • dom.mozApps.used: True
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 26.0
  • gfx.direct3d.last_used_feature_level_idx: 1
  • network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
  • places.database.lastMaintenance: 1390079930
  • places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 104858
  • plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf
  • plugin.importedState: True
  • plugin.state.npdeployjava: 0
  • plugin.state.npdivx: 0
  • plugin.state.npovshelper: 0
  • plugin.state.npwlpg: 0
  • plugins.notifyMissingFlash: False
  • privacy.cpd.offlineApps: True
  • privacy.cpd.sessions: False
  • privacy.cpd.siteSettings: True
  • privacy.donottrackheader.enabled: True
  • privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: True
  • privacy.sanitize.timeSpan: 0
  • storage.vacuum.last.index: 1
  • storage.vacuum.last.places.sqlite: 1387834275

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
guigs 1072 solutions 11697 answers

HI ethanwdp,

Sometimes a cookie will be stored for specific pages as well as a script. Clear all the cached paged in the History Manager that have google.ca. And try this one more time.

In the meantime there is an add on I use for forms that I often find pages losing data in them as well called https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fire.../lazarus-form-recovery/

Please let us know how that goes, happy to help with your post back.

HI ethanwdp, Sometimes a cookie will be stored for specific pages as well as a script. Clear all the cached paged in the History Manager that have google.ca. And try this one more time. In the meantime there is an add on I use for forms that I often find pages losing data in them as well called [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/lazarus-form-recovery/] Please let us know how that goes, happy to help with your post back.