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Can't get address bar back in Firefox (VANITY)
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Posted on 05/11/2011 10:42:16 AM PDT by library user

My address bar in Firefox has turned into a google search box.

I can't go the "about:config" route to fix since I would need the address bar to do that.

I checked for viruses and get none.

I unlocked the toolbars, thinking maybe the address bar was hidden and could be dragged out. No dice.

Any suggestions most appreciated.

Here's a screen cap. Hopefully it shows up.



TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: firefox; google

1 posted on 05/11/2011 10:42:21 AM PDT by library user
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To: library user

2 posted on 05/11/2011 10:45:47 AM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: library user

Do a System Restore.


3 posted on 05/11/2011 10:46:09 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: library user

Go to your Start Menu or Button, click Mozilla Firefox (safe mode) click restore original firefox settings and restart session.


4 posted on 05/11/2011 10:46:27 AM PDT by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: library user

Select VIEWS-—>TOOLBARS——>NAVIGATION TOOLBAR (make sure it is checked)


5 posted on 05/11/2011 10:46:35 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Jedidah

I did. Working on somebody else’s computer. Apparently it’s been this way for months.

I upgraded to the latest Firefox and that didn’t fix either.


6 posted on 05/11/2011 10:47:04 AM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: library user

Press the F11 key.


7 posted on 05/11/2011 10:47:17 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: poobear

There is no folder for Mozilla Firefox in the Start menu. Weird. It’s on my own home PC, I know that. When I go to Start, the only thing Firefox related is just “Mozilla Firefox” but when you clicked on it, it launches Firefox only. There is no folder. It’s basically just a link to launch the regular mode.


8 posted on 05/11/2011 10:48:43 AM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Yep, it’s checked.


9 posted on 05/11/2011 10:49:10 AM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

LOL. Full screen. Yes. Did not change anything, though. :O)


10 posted on 05/11/2011 10:50:00 AM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: poobear

I managed to try that by holding down the SHIFT key while launching firefox. I put a tick mark in the box you said, but I still have google for the address bar.


11 posted on 05/11/2011 10:52:11 AM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: library user

Hover your mouse over the left end of the google search box and see if the cursor changes to a slider arrow. The search box is width adjustable, maybe someone just adjusted it all the way to the left to take up the entire width.


12 posted on 05/11/2011 10:53:28 AM PDT by IamConservative (The Bin Laden Cocktail: 2 shots and a splash.)
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To: library user

Be back in a bit. Going to run a scanner. Thanks for the replies thus far.


13 posted on 05/11/2011 10:53:45 AM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: IamConservative

Nope, no dice.


14 posted on 05/11/2011 10:55:39 AM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: library user
I upgraded to the latest Firefox and that didn’t fix either.
I upgraded Firefox as well and I now have video player problems that I didn't have before.
15 posted on 05/11/2011 10:56:24 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: library user

Do you have ANY toolbar displayed?

1. Go to Menu —> View —> Toolbars —> Customize...
2. In the dialog that comes up, choose Create New Toolbar or restore defaults.
Create such using any name, anything.
3. Click Done
The new toolbar shall be perched beside the Menu bar, you can leave it there or drag it elsewhere. But it doesn’t matter.


Once you have any toolbar, just right click in a blank area of the toolbar and select Customize... you can then select anything you want to rebuild the toolbar.


16 posted on 05/11/2011 10:59:27 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: library user

the officially supported way :
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Menu%20bar%20is%20missing


17 posted on 05/11/2011 11:00:50 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: library user

What you are showing is the Google Search function.

Go to ‘tools’ add-ons and remove ‘Google search’.

Restart Firefox.


18 posted on 05/11/2011 11:01:01 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: library user

I didn’t notice the picture you posted.
Someone simply removed the address block from the address toolbar.

Each piece of a toolbar in FF is modular, you lost that module.

right click on any empty space in that toolbar, click “Customize...” then select the “restore default set” then click “done”.
You should be good to go.


19 posted on 05/11/2011 11:07:37 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: library user

When I put my mouse cursor in between the Google box and the address box, I see a double-ended arrow for resizing the Google box.

If you put your mouse cursor in the small space to the left of the Google box, do you see an arrow? If so, drag to the right.

Nah, it couldn’t be as simple as that.


20 posted on 05/11/2011 11:07:50 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: library user

Try going to View-Toolbars-Customize and select Restore Defaults. Will remove other custom toolbar setup.

If not, may have to uninstall Firefox to remove registry artifacts and then re-install.


21 posted on 05/11/2011 11:08:56 AM PDT by IamConservative (The Bin Laden Cocktail: 2 shots and a splash.)
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To: library user

Okay. Go to All Programs, scroll to Mozilla Firefox, click and a drop down menu will have Firefox (safe mode). Click that and your menu should have the Return to all Original Settings. Let me know.


22 posted on 05/11/2011 11:21:04 AM PDT by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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To: library user

If you still want to get to about:config, just create a shortcut that contains:

“C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” about:config

Assuming of course, you have firefox in that particular path otherwise point it to where you have firefox installed.


23 posted on 05/11/2011 11:31:02 AM PDT by joedel
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To: library user

Switch to MS Internet Explorer.
Dump the Google toolbar.


24 posted on 05/11/2011 11:55:59 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember; library user
before you start to flame, remember this line from your post:

Any suggestions most appreciated.
:-)
25 posted on 05/11/2011 11:57:41 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: JerseyHighlander

Thanks.

Will remember that for the future.

Yours was the only suggestion I hadn’t tried (I didn’t see it before I re-installed FF).

Used Revo Uninstaller and totally removed Firefox. Then re-installed it.

We lost some bookmarks but other than that all went well.

Thanks to everyone for their knowledge and tips!


26 posted on 05/11/2011 1:24:24 PM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: library user

This may help you get your bookmarks back:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_are_Firefox_bookmarks_stored


27 posted on 05/11/2011 2:38:38 PM PDT by emotionalcripple
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Very helpful. Thanks!


28 posted on 05/11/2011 4:59:26 PM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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