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How do I search from the address bar?

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How do I search from the address bar?

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' ".

I have followed the steps outlined in http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/search-web-address-bar Keyword.enabled is set to true and keyword.URL is set to https://www.google.com/search?q= but it still doesn't work.

Any help is gratefully accepted.

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Re: How do I search from the address bar?

Can you attach a screenshot?

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.