Find option quit working-Firefox

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grandpaw7

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When I click Edit>Find I get the program at the bottom of my screen, but the options are greyed out so I can't use the program. Any thoughts about how I can fix it?

My granddaughter does things with my computer that I know not of; I don''t know if she did something to cause this problem.

Unfortunately, I shut down System Restore to delete stuff there and failed to reopen it.
 

EAFiedler

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Hi grandpaw7

I am a bit in the dark, what program are you using?
 

grandpaw7

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After reading your reply, I realize I should have given more information. The Find problem is when I use Firefox. I just checked on using IE and Find works there OK. Here is more info; I'm sure it is more than you need, but is it also what you need?:

XP Home Edition w/ SP/2
Intel Pentium 4A, 2800 MHz
Firefox latest (I mostly use it)
IE 6.0
Dell Dimension 2400
Intel Pentium 2800 MHz
RAM 768 MB Avail. +/- 410
Memory 2.00 GB Avail. +/- 1.96
AVG Free Edition
Comcast broadband
MS AntiSpyware
Spy Sweeper
XP Firewall

My Firefox Find worked OK till a few days ago.
 

EAFiedler

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It is possible that a setting was changed. I am using Firefox 2, so I am not sure what might have been changed.

When you say everything is grayed out for the Find bar, you cannot key anything into the Find window, either?

Create a new profile for Firefox.
Close Firefox:
Start > Run
Key in or copy and paste:
firefox.exe -P
Click: OK

The profile manager window should appear where you can create a new profile for Firefox.


This link gives further instructions on creating a new profile in Firefox and importing your bookmarks to the new profile:
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_Manager#Creating_a_new_profile


Let us know if that works for you or not.
 

grandpaw7

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EAFiedler, apologies for not responding sooner to your post, for which I thank you.

It turns out that the Find program works okay except for one website, where it works sometimes and sometimes not. I can live with that.

grandpaw
 
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