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My "search" bar is not responding. It's a new problem, since I uploaded the most recent version of Firefox.

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My "search" bar is not responding. It's a new problem, since I uploaded the most recent version of Firefox.

Recently downloaded the most recent version of Firefox. I then attempted to use the "search" function. I can type the subject into the search bar space, but when "search" is clicked, there's no response.

Thanks!

Don

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Re: My "search" bar is not responding. It's a new problem, since I uploaded the most recent version of Firefox.

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!

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Re: My "search" bar is not responding. It's a new problem, since I uploaded the most recent version of Firefox.

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!

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Re: My "search" bar is not responding. It's a new problem, since I uploaded the most recent version of Firefox.

hello, please try to install the search reset addon & restart firefox afterwards: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/searchreset/

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Re: My "search" bar is not responding. It's a new problem, since I uploaded the most recent version of Firefox.

Is this happening with the search bar on the Navigation Toolbar or searching otherwise?

  • searching via the location bar (pref: keyword.URL)
  • search bar on the Navigation Toolbar
  • search bar on the about:home page (pref: browser.search.defaultenginename)
  • other search bar (e.g. added by extension)

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


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Re: My "search" bar is not responding. It's a new problem, since I uploaded the most recent version of Firefox.

Thanks, folks! The "reset" fixed the problem.

Regards! Don