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The search button longer works, how do I fix this?

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I can access websites from your browser if I enter the website in the address bar or use the google search facilty on the top right of the screen but if I type something into the search field in the centre of the screen and click search (or press the enter key) nothing happens. This error started a few days ago

I can access websites from your browser if I enter the website in the address bar or use the google search facilty on the top right of the screen but if I type something into the search field in the centre of the screen and click search (or press the enter key) nothing happens. This error started a few days ago

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hello sapall, please see if installing the search reset addon can resolve the issue: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/searchreset/ (a restart of the browser is necessary afterwards).

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Current Firefox versions use the default search engine (pref: browser.search.defaultenginename) to set the search engine that is used on the about:home page.

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


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

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window or otherwise make changes.