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Search suggestions not showing in Firefox 27

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When searching with the search bar, the suggestions are not showing as they used to in Firefox 26.

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hello ale123, thanks for reporting with your troubleshooting information - it shows that the search suggestions are turned off in your current configuration. in order to turn it back on again, ctrl-click the search bar and check the option to show suggestions in the context menu that appears.

How to use popular search suggestions in the Search Bar

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Additional System Details

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Application

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Question owner

It started happening when I updated Firefox to version 27.

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hello ale123, thanks for reporting with your troubleshooting information - it shows that the search suggestions are turned off in your current configuration. in order to turn it back on again, ctrl-click the search bar and check the option to show suggestions in the context menu that appears.

How to use popular search suggestions in the Search Bar

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Thank you

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