Google's Search Box Stops Working for Some Firefox Users

Feb 6, 2009 • 8:34 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Sometime yesterday, Firefox 2.x users were unable to use Google's search box, as they typically do. They would go to, enter in a search query and hit enter. Then nothing would happen. Really, nothing would happen.

There is a long thread at Google Web Search Help discussions on this issue.

Google even confirmed the issue saying:

Thanks to all of your comments, we pushed out a fix to resolve the problem. You should soon be able to search after clicking 'Enter' but if you continue to get no search results, please let me know.

I personally tested Firefox 2.x on Google just a minute ago and it is now working. But for at least a couple hours, Google on Firefox did not work at expected.

In addition to not being able to query Google, many complained that Google Suggest, the search suggestions as you type, did not work either. It seems Google fixed that as well.

Google has been pretty buggy this week. Here are just the bugs we covered this week:

Good week for Google, don't you think?

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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02/06/2009 02:57 pm

very nice and informative site. I really had a great time reading some of you post.. keep it up and looking forward to read more soon.

Ricky C

02/08/2009 03:40 pm

Google always have this problem and not only at this time. Just like what happen when i search an image but the result only show certain images, the rest of it don showed up and this is not happen on 1 single keyword but most of it

Steve Bishop

07/28/2009 03:26 pm

I have the latest Firefox 3.5 and the small search box at the end of the address bar is not working. I have to go to Google's home page and then search. How do I get back the search facility, it not just Google either any search engine will not work in that small box.

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