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I want my home page to be the firefox symbol with the google search in the center of the page. currently I have to go to the upper right hand conner to search

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I want my home page to be the firefox symbol with the google search in the center of the page. currently I have to go to the upper right hand conner to search

I want my home page to be the firefox symbol with the google search in the center of the page. currently I have to go to the upper right hand corner to search. If i type anything in the box in the center of the page and hit enter ...................nothing happens.

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Re: I want my home page to be the firefox symbol with the google search in the center of the page. currently I have to go to the upper right hand conner to search

please try the following steps in order to restore the search function on the default homepage:

  1. go to firefox > help > troubleshooting information and click on profile folder/show folder. a windows explorer window should open up - in there delete the file named chromeappsstore.sqlite.
  2. then enter about:config into the firefox location bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up) & search for the preference named browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone - right-click and reset that entry to the default value.
  3. restart firefox
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Re: I want my home page to be the firefox symbol with the google search in the center of the page. currently I have to go to the upper right hand conner to search

Try to reset some preferences to the default with the SearchReset extension:

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).


Also check the browser.search.defaultenginename pref on the about:config page and make sure that it is set to the default value Google.

  • browser.search.defaultenginename