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Google missing after 16.0.2 update?

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Before upgrading to 16.0.2, anything typed in my address bar would go directly to google if it wasn't a valid URL, but now it just says the URL is invalid. I checked to make sure that keyword search was enabled in about:config and it was. So I don't know what the problem is. Similarly, the smaller searchbar beside the address bar seems to refuse to acknowledge Google's existence. It is no longer an option and I cannot add it through "Manage Search Engines." And I cannot "Restore Defaults" in "Manage Search Engines," it's greyed out, no matter what I seem to do. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Why has Google vanished as an option from the search box and why is restore defaults greyed out?

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Can you attach a screenshot to show what you mean?

Use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot.

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Hi. Thanks for responding. I have managed to solve the problem by removing firefox and reinstalling firefox.

This returned Google to the options but still leaves restore defaults greyed out.

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Do you still have the google.xml file in the searchplugins folder in the Firefox program folder?

  • (32 bit Windows) C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\
  • (64 bit Windows) C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\

Try to delete search.json file and a possible search.sqlite file in the Firefox Profile Folder to reset the search engines.

You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder:

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder
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Yes Google was there in search plugins. Don't know if it was before I reinstalled Firefox. Thanks for your advice. Having got the search engine back where I want it I don't think I'll do any more mucking about, I might make it worse. Still seems odd that I cannot restore default though.