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Why my "search" option does not work?

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Why my "search" option does not work?

Why my "search" option on home page does not work?

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Re: Why my "search" option does not work?

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: Why my "search" option does not work?

hello gokica, please try this in order to restore it:

  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
New User

Re: Why my "search" option does not work?

1. There was no file chromeappsstore.sqlite.

2. How to reset that entry to the default value?

New User

Re: Why my "search" option does not work?

I am sorry, I forget to write that after restart mozilla home page is invalid i.e. search option does not work?

Site Moderator

Re: Why my "search" option does not work?

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.

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Re: Why my "search" option does not work?

I tried with reseting firefox many times, but with first closing and opening problem is the same. Home page is invalid i.e. search option does not work?

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Re: Why my "search" option does not work?

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