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i cant use search bar in middle of my screen

hi,im having trouble with my search bar,when i put in a website in the search bar in the middle of my screen & press search nothing happens please help

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Re: i cant use search bar in middle of my screen

Try the Firefox Safe Mode to see how it works there. The Safe Mode is a troubleshooting mode, which disables most add-ons.

(If you're not using it, switch to the Default theme.)

  • You can open the Firefox 4.0+ Safe Mode by holding the Shift key when you use the Firefox desktop or Start menu shortcut.
  • Or use the Help menu item and click on the Restart with Add-ons Disabled... menu item while Firefox is running.

Don't select anything right now, just use "'Start in Safe Mode" To exit the Firefox Safe Mode, just close Firefox and wait a few seconds before using the Firefox shortcut (without the Shift key) to open it again. If it is good in the Firefox Safe Mode, your problem is probably caused by an extension, and you need to figure out which one.

Please follow the Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems article for that.

When you figure out what's causing your issues, please let us know. It might help other users who have the same problem.

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Re: i cant use search bar in middle of my screen

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

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).


New User

Re: i cant use search bar in middle of my screen

well if anyone figures this out..please share. this is so irritating, i am seriously considering doing away with firefox because of this

Expert User

Re: i cant use search bar in middle of my screen

Hello,

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!

Thank you.

New User

Re: i cant use search bar in middle of my screen

that fixed it..awesome..Thank you

New User

Re: i cant use search bar in middle of my screen

the post below fixed my issue...Thank God!!

Expert User

Re: i cant use search bar in middle of my screen

zena3546, you are welcomeSmiley Happy