when i type anything in the Firefox search bar nothing happens 8 could be a phone number
,,, the word Fire Fox ,,the search never happens ..the word ( or number ) just sits there in the search area ( bar) of fir fox
Try Firefox Safe Mode to see if the problem goes away. Safe Mode is a troubleshooting mode, which disables most add-ons.
(If you're not using it, switch to the Default theme.)
Once you get the pop-up, just select "'Start in Safe Mode"
If the issue is not present in Firefox Safe Mode, your problem is probably caused by an extension, and you need to figure out which one. Please follow the Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems article for that.
To exit the Firefox Safe Mode, just close Firefox and wait a few seconds before opening Firefox for normal use again.
When you figure out what's causing your issues, please let us know. It might help other users who have the same problem.
Different things happen when you enter one word vs. two words on the address bar.
Do you notice any difference between one word and two word searches?
This can also happen if you have a profile located on the network drive.
Is this only with searching via the search bar?
Try to use the SearchReset extension to reset some preferences to the default values.
Note that the SearchReset extension only runs once and then uninstalls automatically, so it won't show on the "Firefox > Add-ons" page (about:addons).
Hi I am also having this issue with one word search's only. I don't really want to find an addon to fix this as I like to keep my browser as lite as possible to reduce extension issues. Is there a manual fix to tell Firefox that a single word in the URL bar should be treated as is and not with http://
Use a keyword search and add a one letter keyword to the Google or other search engine via Manage Search Engines in the drop down list of the search bar icon.
cor-el - Thanks for your reply but that does not solve my issue.
My issue relates to a single word search from the URL address bar. Currently Firefox is trying to add http:// to the beginning of the word that is added and this is causing an issue when returning a result.
Hi murenti, cor-el is suggesting a workaround. For example, to query Google for the word browser, you would assign g to Google one time, then instead of just typing browser, you would write:
That is indeed an extra two characters you would need to type, but if you do not get a solution for forcing single word addresses to be sent to the keyword service, you could try it.
Or just use the search box, which never thinks you might be entering an address.
You can also try to set the browser.urlbar.autoFill pref to false to disable auto-fill in the location bar in case that is interfering.
See "Prevent Firefox from automatically completing URLs":
Thank you cor-el and jscher2000 I have impleted the keyword search and now understand what you mean, sorry. Its much better than before but I wish there was a Firefox fix for this.
Thank you both for your patience and help