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Can't get address bar back in Firefox (VANITY)
Today | Self

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
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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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To: emotionalcripple

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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