I wish to be able to perform google searches from my address bar. I used to e able to do this but after uninstalling and reinstalling firefox, for speed issues, it no longer works and merely says "sorry we could not find 'search term' ".
Use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot.
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.