Address bar search not working
I have long used the option to have a separate address and search bar ("Add search bar in toolbar" in search settings). A few months ago, I changed that to "Use the address bar for search and navigation". The search bar is gone, but when I type a query into my combined address and search bar, I only get "We're having trouble finding this site".
Notes: -) My default search engine is DuckDuckGo, but it doesn't work either when I make Google my default search engine -) I can use the "this time search with..." buttons on bottom, but that's an extra step for every search -) My profile goes way back to the beginnings of Firefox. Any hidden settings that might not have been migrated properly in the past, and that I could check in the about:config?
You can check the connection settings.
- Settings -> General -> Network: Connection -> Settings
If you do not need to use a proxy to connect to internet then try to select "No Proxy" if "Use the system proxy settings" or one of the others do not work properly.
See "Firefox connection settings":
It's not a connection issue, but I changed the setting from "Use system proxy settings" (no proxy) to "No proxy" explicitly, to no change.
The issue is that instead of starting a search query, the browser attempts to open the URL of the query string. If that string evaluates to a valid URL, it opens the URL directly
For example: I want to search for "Firefox" and get directed to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/?redirect_source=firefox-com) When I search for "firefox address bar not working" I get the message "That address doesn't look right".
So it's not even attempting to make a search.