As I said, when I type in a partial search term in the Google toolbar and the drop down list appears, if I click on a completed term, it will not autocomplete it.
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That doesn't work for me and also the search box is very small. Thanks!
Mouse clicking wouldn't work for me either in the Google drop down box but up/down keys followed by enter do. I hope a quick fix is in order for this.
I had the same problem and was super frustrated. I had gotten spoiled by the ability to select from suggestions in the drop down. I searched high and low and found no solution - and didn't find one - so I created one. This works for me because I use Google Shortcuts for favorite URLs (puts them in a dropdown box rather than horizontal line) , so the only thing I was using the google toolbar for was the search box.
With this solution, I get the partial search terms and can click on them with my mouse. Google shortcuts keeps my gmail, calendar, google doc, analytics, etc. right there for easy access.
Yes, using the down arrow key works then either hitting Enter or clicking on the Google Search icon next to the toolbar, but this is annoying compared with how it normally lets you click on the suggested search terms and then auto-executes the search. Definitely merits a fix vs. any workarounds.
Same problem here after upgrading to Firefox 4. I can use the down arrow and then hit enter when the search term matches what I am looking for, but I agree that this is annoying. Much easier to choose with the mouse then to have to use the keyboard...
Thank you for the workaround, angelwalk, but I agree with dmosher that a fix is needed, not an end-user workaround! This is obviously a bug introduced by Firefox 4.
When will this get fixed?!?
Moving the Google search bar to the top level next to the FF address bar helps...that will activate mouse clickability on the google suggestions, BUT the dropdown history links still have to be activated using the arrow down and enter keys.