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Location bar problems(web addresses&favicons) after FF9 update

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  • Igcine ukuphendulwa ngu cor-el

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After updating to FF9 I had 2 problems: one was with "disappeared" favicons next to bookmarks, which I solved in about:config. The remaining problem is with the location bar. Most of the time when navigating to a web site the location bar will not show the web address, nor its associated favicon to the left. Often, but not always, I can get the address/favicon to appear by clicking on the grayed and dotted box.

I want to know where I am after clicking on a link on one site to take me to another.

Any answers appreciated.


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Start Firefox in Diagnose Firefox issues using Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of the extensions or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

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Thank you cor-el. The problem seems to be gone in Safe Mode - went to a few web sites and I can see the favicons and addresses. Since I didn't have the problem on all web sites, I'll browse some more later and see that happens.

I am using the default appearance theme, and I only have 2 add-ons, but I have about a dozen extensions. So when I have time later I will disable one by one and hope to find the problem one.

I wonder if this is a Mac-only problem, or if Windows users have also had disappearing addresses and favicons.

I'm marking your response "Helpful" and will come back with "Solved It" if I do indeed solve the problem.

Thanks again,


Edit: 2 extensions and 10 enabled plugins, all else default.

Okulungisiwe ngu Spikeb

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You're welcome.

Which extensions do you have?

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Here are 2 images of what I have installed. In addition to those listed as up to date, Google Earth and all DivX are also up to date.

To clarify, what I see in the location bar is contained in my 3rd image below.

Thanks for taking a look.

Okulungisiwe ngu Spikeb

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Create a new profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problems.

See "Basic Troubleshooting: Make a new profile":

If that new profile works then you can transfer some files from the old profile to that new profile, but be careful not to copy corrupted files.