when i go to about:home and do a search i get sent to funmoods search instead of google or avg search like before, even though i have already removed the extension, when i take a look at about:config the extension still appears so i go to addons, extensions to take a look but is not there so i cant re-remove it, i had thought the problem had been fixed but with firefoxs newest update the problem came back, what could i do?
If there is a problem with searching via the default about:home page then try to reset the search engine used on the about:home page.
Reset the browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone pref via the right-click context menu to the default on the about:config page and close and restart Firefox to restore the about:home page to its default.
If this didn't help then delete the delete the chromeappsstore.sqlite file in the Firefox Profile Folder and repeat the above.
If you do not keep changes after a restart then see:
Did you try to delete the chromeappsstore.sqlite file and repeated the step to reset the browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone pref to make sure that the search engine on the about:home get initialized correctly?
Or you can simply Reset Firefox, which will resolve this in just one click.
To Reset Firefox do the following:
Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.
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Note that a "Reset" creates a new profile and tries to import some settings from the old profile leaving the old profile intact, including the cache folder (about:cache) that can take up to 1 GB.
Firefox 15+ versions will move the old profile folder to an "Old Firefox Data-##" folder on the Desktop that gets a number appended if you use reset more than once, so you can no longer use the profile manager to revert to the old profile.
It is best to first try some basic steps to repair your current profile folder instead of creating a new profile via a reset.
Yeah, I deleted chromeappsstore.sqlite file, and repeated the step for browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone, i tried resetting a couple of times but its not working and if i would lose my bookmarks and the like id rather not reset the browser, I still cant search from about:home
A Firefox Reset won't cause you to lose your bookmarks, so if you haven't tried it yet I'd strongly recommend it.
You can inspect the current search engine via this code in the Web Console panel with the about:home page on display.
Copy the result via the right-click context menu to the clipboard and paste it here.
[17:00:19.939] SyntaxError: JSON.parse: unexpected character @ chrome://browser/content/abouthome/aboutHome.js:14
[17:00:19.945] Exposing chrome JS objects to content without __exposedProps__ is insecure and deprecated. See https://developer.mozilla.org/en/XPConnect_wrapper