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The Awesome Bar stays on 'Go to a Web Site' on every page

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I have Facebook as my first tab, pinned as an app tab, and Google as my homepage on the second tab. Whenever I start up Firefox, I can search Google and every other site, but the URL does not change in the Awesome Bar, just remains on 'Go to a Web Site', so it does not track my history, and does not allow me to go backward/forward through pages. All other tabs work just fine. Also the tab will not be closed sometimes, or Firefox will act like the tab doesn't exist when I scroll through them. Have tried some add-on disabling and I cant find the root of the problem.

Any help appreciated

I have Facebook as my first tab, pinned as an app tab, and Google as my homepage on the second tab. Whenever I start up Firefox, I can search Google and every other site, but the URL does not change in the Awesome Bar, just remains on 'Go to a Web Site', so it does not track my history, and does not allow me to go backward/forward through pages. All other tabs work just fine. Also the tab will not be closed sometimes, or Firefox will act like the tab doesn't exist when I scroll through them. Have tried some add-on disabling and I cant find the root of the problem. Any help appreciated

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

After a certain version of Firefox, not a certain add-on I think

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • Version 3.8.1.9672
  • Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.44.21
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
  • DivX Plus Web Player version 2.2.1.2
  • DivX VOD Helper Plug-in
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • 5.1.10411.0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0.1

More Information

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Show in Finder
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about:buildconfig
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browser.tabs.closeWindowWithLastTab
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Tyler Downer
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The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: ''This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.'' To Reset Firefox do the following: #Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information. #Click the "Reset Firefox" button. #Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish. #Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied. Further information can be found in the [[Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems]] article. Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!
cor-el
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Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do not click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.

You can check for problems with the localstore.rdf file.


Try to remove the Firefox plist file (org.mozilla.firefox.plist).

Go to "~/Library/Preferences" and remove the plist file for Firefox (org.mozilla.firefox.plist)

Start Firefox in <u>[[Safe Mode|Safe Mode]]</u> to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance). *Do not click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes. *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Safe+Mode *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes You can check for problems with the localstore.rdf file. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Corrupt_localstore.rdf ---- Try to remove the Firefox plist file (org.mozilla.firefox.plist). *http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20060606082246983 How .plist files become corrupt and troubleshooting the results Go to "~/Library/Preferences" and remove the plist file for Firefox (org.mozilla.firefox.plist)