Monday, 26 September 2011

Firefox address bar and search not responding

We currently have Active Directory users logged into OS X machine using Firefox 6.0.2. We've always had problems with Firefox. Most notably the "A copy of Firefox is already open" error, which requires you to delete the Application Support/Firefox folder on the users home drive.

The most recent problems is that when you type in either an address or search in the boxes at the top, or the new "home" page which looks like google, but saved locally, when you press "enter" it does not do anything.

The way to fix this is to close Firefox and reopen it, which isn't really a fix but a rubbish work around. Although it sort of amuses me to say "Switch it off and back on again", I don't like saying it to fix random things such as this.