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Awesome Bar is not working properly

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Awesome Bar is not working properly

The Awesome Bar used to be great and suggest previous websites we have been to as we typed. Now it is doing a generic search. We have to know the exact address to come close to what we are looking for. Even if a full address with the .com or any ending is properly added, the awesome bar is responding as if we just did a search and brings up multiple suggestions for websites. We have uninstalled and reinstalled firefox - no changes. Please help.

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Re: Awesome Bar is not working properly

Hello,

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!

Thank you.

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Site Moderator

Re: Awesome Bar is not working properly

Hello,

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!

Thank you.

Site Moderator

Re: Awesome Bar is not working properly

I note the presence of the conduit plugin, maybe that is involved with some of your problems. A reset will not necessarily remove all of that, but should remove and reset some of the things.

Related thread /questions/947886

If you install software take care about the extras bundled with it. Try to read reviews in advance about the sites and downloads you consider using.

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Re: Awesome Bar is not working properly

Resetting was such an easy solution, but I had no idea that I should do it or that it could even be done. Thanks you. Thank you.