Firefox Search Bar NOT Working!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Firefox Search Bar NOT Working!!!

I upgraded to Karmic Koala and the Firefox Search Bar stopped functioning.

Firefox Search Bar

The Search Bar is the small area on the right of the Address bar.

If I give a keyword and press ENTER or click the 'Magnifying glass' icon, nothing happens.

Here is the fix:

1. Shut down firefox
2. Go to mozilla profile folder ( $HOME/.mozilla/firefox/<something> )
3. Rename formhistory.sqlite to something else

mv formhistory.sqlite formhistory.sqlite.bak

That's all :)

CAUTION: This file contains information about data you enter into web forms. These information will be lost!!!


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Anonymous said...

That fix worked! Also for Firefox 3.6.3 on Windows XP

Amber said...

It worked! Thank you so much - this had been bothering the CRAP out of me!

Anonymous said...

Before you go to this extreme, you might also check whether you have the Hyperwords add-on installed. I was having trouble typing keywords into the Find box (CTRL + F). After trying several other things, with no success, I finally disabled Hyperwords and all is working perfectly now.

I hate to lose the cool functionality of this add-on, but until it is fixed, I'll have to live without Hyperwords.

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