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"Search or enter address" window in Firefox

Aug 7, 2015 9:54AM PDT

Recently, I had the latest Firefox 40.0 version installed on my computer.

A strange problem had then popped up on my HP PC: When I started entering letters in the "Search or enter address" window of Firefox, the first few letters appeared extremely faint and thus unreadable, though they reappeared when I kept typing the search letters.

I thought of replacing Firefox 40 by its previous version 39 as a possible remedy. The remedy worked!

I am entering this post only for the awareness of other Firefox users as to what worked for me.

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40? Are you sure?
Aug 7, 2015 10:00AM PDT
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Version 40 Exists
Aug 7, 2015 7:48PM PDT

I have Version 40 - go to Firefox about and you may be told of an update. However, I do not have the problem described by zizpqx.

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Don't see it here. 39.0.3 is what I see today.
Aug 7, 2015 10:44PM PDT

There are beta or such but those can be buggy. And we see FAKE versions at times which are scary. I'd really want to dig into how/where this 40 is from. If beta, then you know to expect troubles.

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Not a Fake
Aug 8, 2015 3:34PM PDT

This was downloaded from the Firefox site. Yes it is a Beta as many of their updates start as, and I have not had any problems with it. When I go to Help and About Mozilla Firefox I see 40.0 and Firefox is up to date. You are currently on the beta update channel.

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Just checked mine.
Aug 8, 2015 3:52PM PDT

I'm seeing 39.0.3 and firefox is up to date.

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Please report Beta troubles to that channel.
Aug 8, 2015 3:58PM PDT

Otherwise you may not get it fixed. As this is not a release version but Beta, this thread is closing.

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