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ryan423

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Post Posted December 20th, 2009, 3:23 am

Hi,

I did a search on this and apparently it hasn't helped. I went to this link, followed all the instructions, but that that didn't work by removing or deleting the file. Installed firefox again, that also didn't work. Ran firefox in safe mode, that ddidn't work. Where the search bar works is if I type something and it gives me a suggestion, I highly it and press enter, it then works. However, if I type something, hit enter, nothing happens. It doesn't do anything. It seems like it doesn't want to accept the 'enter' key fucntion when searching for random items. This only started happening today and I haven't installed/uninstalled or modified anything. Can someone help me with this?

Thanks.
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Post Posted December 20th, 2009, 5:32 am

Try creating a new Firefox test profile. Don't install any addons in the new profile or delete your old profile yet. Try searching with the test profile.

ryan423

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Post Posted December 20th, 2009, 9:48 am

El SID wrote:Try creating a new Firefox test profile. Don't install any addons in the new profile or delete your old profile yet. Try searching with the test profile.


Ok so that actually works. What do you think could be the problem with the profile? I don't want to lose data on it. It's mainly the passwords which I have saved and the extensions which I have. Or should I just switch to the new profile.
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Post Posted December 20th, 2009, 9:53 am

Stick with the new profile. You can transfer over the data that you want from the old profile

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_ ... _-_Firefox

If you want to move passwords, be sure that you move both the key3.db and signons.sqlite
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ryan423

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Post Posted December 20th, 2009, 10:57 am

Bluefang wrote:Stick with the new profile. You can transfer over the data that you want from the old profile

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_ ... _-_Firefox

If you want to move passwords, be sure that you move both the key3.db and signons.sqlite


Thanks mate. I'll do the transferring of bookmarks shortly.
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