I have the newest version of firefox and the first problem i started getting was connection timed out server not found from searching in the start page. If i searched in the web address page it would pull up. I restarted firefox from the help tab and the first time i search from the start page it works than if i close everything out and start again it does nothing, but if i search in the web address it pulls up.
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:
Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.
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Yeah I tried that and it comes up and i can search once than when i close out firfox and start a new window it does nothing and wont search in the search window but if i open a new tab in that start page it will look for things in the web address but nothing in the search
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).
Check the browser.search.defaultenginename pref on the about:config page and make sure that it is set to the default value Google.
nothing i have tried has worked... the reset, the addon, and the browser.search.defaultenginename is set to its default.
i have also uninstalled and reinstalled to no avail
Did you try a clean reinstall and removed the Firefox program folder?
Did you try a new profile?
If you keep having problems then also create a new profile.