[Bug 309196] Re: Search bar broken and address bar does not update

Daniel Gibbs danielgibbs at danielgibbs.us
Fri Jan 23 01:43:47 UTC 2009

I was experiencing the same problem using firefox 3.0.5 on Ubuntu 8.10.
The back button is disabled, even though I have been following links.
The search bar does not function, though I can enter text into it. The
address bar does not update. The "loading" animation on most tabs does
not stop. I'm attaching a screenshot of firefox in this state.

This issue started, for me, when firefox crashed recently. I could not
restart firefox as it claimed an instance was already running. I relied
on the old trick of manually removing the 'lock' and '.parentlock' files
from my profile. This allowed me to start firefox again, but I
discovered this issue.

Using `firefox -ProfileManager` to create a new profile corrected the
issue for me.

** Attachment added: "Screenshot demonstrating this bug"

Search bar broken and address bar does not update
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