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autocomplete no longer works

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autocomplete no longer works

autocomplete no longer works for me.

It used to be my e-mail and facebook accounts would recognize names. For example, if I wanted to send an e-mail to, i would hit the "j" key and all the names or addresses that start with "J" would pop up. That no longer happens.

same with facebook. If i wanted to tag someone, I would start typing their name, and it would show a list of people as well.

That no longer happens. As recently as Friday the 25th it worked fine.

I did download two add-ons this morning, invisible hand and coupons at checkout could this have been the issue?

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Re: autocomplete no longer works

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Re: autocomplete no longer works

Make sure that you do not run Firefox in (permanent) Private Browsing mode.

  • Tools > Options > Privacy: Use custom settings for history
  • Deselect: [ ] "Always use private browsing mode"

See also:

  • Tools > Options > Privacy > History: "Remember search and form history"