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When I type in a URL, I should be able to hit enter and go to the web site. This no longer works. Instead, I must click on the small arrow at the end of the URL bar.

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When I type in a URL, I should be able to hit enter and go to the web site. This no longer works. Instead, I must click on the small arrow at the end of the URL bar.

If I type in a few letters of a website name that I visit, the drop-down appears with the full website name. I used to be able to just click on the name & Firefox would take me there. Now, the name appears in the bar, but I have to go over to the end of the bar and click on the arrow to actually go to the page.

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Re: When I type in a URL, I should be able to hit enter and go to the web site. This no longer works. Instead, I must click on the small arrow at the end of the URL bar.

If you have AVG Safe Search Extension enabled, disable it, and try again.


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Re: When I type in a URL, I should be able to hit enter and go to the web site. This no longer works. Instead, I must click on the small arrow at the end of the URL bar.

Hi chrisnjoe,

I'd try starting Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode. If you don't have the issue while all of your add-ons, extensions, and themes are disabled, you can try adding them back in one by one until you find the culprit.

Hopefully this helps!

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Re: When I type in a URL, I should be able to hit enter and go to the web site. This no longer works. Instead, I must click on the small arrow at the end of the URL bar.

If you have AVG Safe Search Extension enabled, disable it, and try again.


thank you

Please mark "Solved" the answer that really solve the problem, to help others with a similar problem.

New Contributor

Re: When I type in a URL, I should be able to hit enter and go to the web site. This no longer works. Instead, I must click on the small arrow at the end of the URL bar.

Disabling AVG didn't work for me... :-( Any other ideas?

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Re: When I type in a URL, I should be able to hit enter and go to the web site. This no longer works. Instead, I must click on the small arrow at the end of the URL bar.

Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

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Re: When I type in a URL, I should be able to hit enter and go to the web site. This no longer works. Instead, I must click on the small arrow at the end of the URL bar.

The ENTER key will work with the latest version of AVG. I have AVG 2612.0.1913, AVG Safe Search 12.0.0.1912, FF10.0.2 and Windows XP SP3. The "Enter Key" works. So make sure you update your AVG to the latest version (2612.0.1913), then enable AVG Safe Search in FF add-on again.

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Re: When I type in a URL, I should be able to hit enter and go to the web site. This no longer works. Instead, I must click on the small arrow at the end of the URL bar.

Ha! Awesome. Worked like a charm. Thank you!