After updating to FireFox 16.0.1 in Windows, the address bar stopped working, as well as the search bar, though not immediately. Reinstall didn't fix it.
Initially I downloaded an AOL-optimized version, but when the problems came up I reinstalled the regular version and it was fine. Two days ago it randomly started again.…
Initially I downloaded an AOL-optimized version, but when the problems came up I reinstalled the regular version and it was fine. Two days ago it randomly started again. Address bar won't go anywhere with enter or pressing the arrow button, and the search bar has no search engine. Trying add a search engine by clicking "manage search engines" doesn't help; the "add search enginges" button is unresponsive and there are none in the list to choose from. I uninstalled everything including my customizations and personal settings and reinstalled, which still didn't help. I tried disabling all the plugins and that didn't work either. I even tried searching from the FireFox home page search, since at that point it was the only page I could get to, and even that wouldn't search. The most recent add-on I downloaded was the Evernote Web Clipper I think, but it didn't seem to coincide with the start of the problems.
Update: I ran a malware program (MalWareBytes) and it came up with nothing. I also got back into FireFox to get the Troubleshooting Information and added it in. In addition, here's my complete plugin/extension list:
Plugins: Foxit Reader Plugin for Mozilla 126.96.36.1990 Google Earth Plugin 188.8.131.5288 Google Update 184.108.40.206 Java Deployment Toolkit 220.127.116.11 10.9.2.5 Java (TM) Platform SE 7 U9 10.9.2.5 Microsoft Office 2010 14.0.4761.1000 Microsoft Office 2010 14.0.4730.1010 Microsoft Windows Media Services 18.104.22.16817 Shockwave Flash 11.4.402.287 Silverlight Plugin 4.1.10329.0 Windows Live Photo Gallery 14.0.8081.709
Extensions: avast! WebRep 7.0.1473