Address of Firefox 39 bar does not

The address bar does not work. I type the address and press ENTER, but nothing happens. I also tried clicking the arrow to the right of the address bar, but who does not work either. The rest of the buttons work. I tried refreshing Firefox, uninstall and reinstall Firefox and from Firefox in safe mode.

Hi kbuckler,
Sorry, you have problems with Firefox.

It is certainly what is now a known issue (Bug 1180419) affecting users with a corrupted database history and bookmarks.

There is a difficulty of finding the Firefox profile, while Firefox is open. Closing Firefox. Rename the file places.sqlite (say places.sqlite.broke1).

Firefox should then work on reboot. Unfortunately, you lose the history. Loss of history apart from his obvious loss also affects the use of the autocompletion of the location bar (aka awesomebar) and your newtab tiles.

See for this

but I'll put the instructions below. (Based on windows see the articles if needed similar information, Mac or Linux)

Find the profile

Click on the menu {(trois bar icĂ´ne) button click help {(?)) and select troubleshooting information.}} The troubleshooting information tab will open.
In the section the Application databases, click [Open Directory]. It will open a window with your profile files.

Closing of Firefox
Find the file called places.sqlite in the profile folder, you have opened.
Rename this file. I suggest you call it places.sqlite.broke1
Restart Firefox.
Firefox will re-create the database, using the latest automated backup, there when it is restarted.

Change of name, rather than deleting.
If history or specifications according to it are very important there are advanced methods that can sometimes work in the database file broken attachment. The file has been renamed to - broke1 will serve a copy that you might consider to try to fix.
The renamed file also leaves open the door to research methods of bookmarks lost if for example some very recent bookmarks were important and lost.

minor typo;
Also note the progress DND article https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Tech/Places/places.sqlite_Database_Troubleshooting

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