Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategy

Enter button does not work in the address bar on FireFox – the fix

A while ago I posted on Twitter that my < Enter > button stopped working in the location bar in FireFox. It was after I upgraded to FireFox3, and it was driving me nuts. The only way I could solve the problem was to open a new window, or simply restart FireFox.

My friends and neighbors on Twitter were quick to tweet their replies. Many people were also experiencing the same problem, so I knew I wasn’t alone. I had exhausted all options to correct the problem when I got a tweet from @firefox_answers. Naturally, I was impressed with their quick response to trying to solve the issue.

I am pleased to announce that there is a solution. The trouble was being caused by the delicious plug-in which many people have installed in FireFox. There has since been an upgrade to the plug-in for version 2.0.73:  http://is.gd/ZH0 (a testing build), or you can switch the plugin to “classic mode” and it should solve the problem.

Thanks @firefox_answers

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Dave

http://www.davemadethat.com

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  • Dave, Thanks for posting and tweeting this. I've had the exact same problem and also been annoyed (but not enough to go looking for a fix). Thanks, Dan

  • You're welcome Dan. Thanks so much for the comment. It's great to hear from
    you. How's things?

    Please do me a favor and Digg the post if you'd like to share it with folks.

    Cheers,
    Dave

  • amazing… that's been bugging me for a while! Great info… thanks man!

  • Nice find. I wasn't having the issue, but then again I'm a notorious early adopter (at least when it's free)…

  • Asa Dotzler

    Hey Dave, thanks for posting this. I've digged it.

    http://digg.com/software/Delicious_Fix_for_the_

    – A

  • This bug has been driving me insane. Thanks Dave!

  • That was great!! Thanks

  • Eric

    Thank you – this has been bugging me for months. It seldom happened, but when it did, it was irritating. I'm glad I can still use the Delicious plugin with this fix, too as I find that to be quite handy.

  • Thanks for your comment Eric. I'm happy my post helped you. Cheers!

    Dave

  • Thanks for your comment Eric. I'm happy my post helped you. Cheers!

    Dave

  • mentormatt8

    Thanks for posting this. Today, Oct 2009, I got into the same problem of disfunctional address box. The solution is similar, disable or downgrade Alexa Sparky. Do not use 1.4.4.! Here are details: http://annoyances-resolved.blogspot.com/2009/10

  • Thanks for sharing this.

  • alalex

    I don't have the Delicious plugin installed, and still have that exact same problem, and it is really driving me crazy :S

    Do you know of any other way of solving it?

  • alalex

    Fixed: Also the Alexa Sparky version 1.4.4 causes the same problem :)

  • hmm, have you tried updating your Firefox add-ons?

  • Thanks for the tip.

  • alalex

    I don't have the Delicious plugin installed, and still have that exact same problem, and it is really driving me crazy :S

    Do you know of any other way of solving it?

  • alalex

    Fixed: Also the Alexa Sparky version 1.4.4 causes the same problem :)

  • hmm, have you tried updating your Firefox add-ons?

  • Thanks for the tip.

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  • Koolhandwv

    I’m having the same problem.  But, I don’t have any of those plugins

  • I recommend making sure you’re using the latest version of Firefox. It may help.
    http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

  • Hemang Shah

    I have same problem. But  I haven’t installed delicious plugin.

    Rather, I have 12.0.0.1992. And it is causing this problem.

    Is there any solution for this problem?