firefox web search not working? The fix is simple.

If you a are linux user, you are probably affected by this.

after upgrading to the latest version of firefox, you might find that if you login as a user, you can’t use the web search toolbar. This is annoying because the search facility is actually very handy.

Initially, I thought it was because of selinux… but as it turned out, it was user permission. changing your firefox config to your username simply fixed it.

sudo chown username:username -R ~/.mozilla/firefox

Some files used by the web search has root as the owner. The solution was simple but I couldn’t find anything in google yet.

Author: bpeh

Bernard Peh is a great passioner of web technologies and one of the co-founder of Sitecritic.net Website Design and Reviews. He works with experienced web designers and developers everyday, developing and designing commercial websites. He specialises mainly in SEO and PHP programming.

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