[Resolved] NoScript prevents Firefox "home page" and related toolbar search from working

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Rockhound5
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[Resolved] NoScript prevents Firefox "home page" and related toolbar search from working

Post by Rockhound5 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:55 am

Windows 10
Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit)

I noticed this started happening last week, and have finally narrowed it down to NoScript being the culprit (opening Firefox in safe mode - the problem goes away, so I stated turning add-ons and plugins on-and-off one at a time to find the source).

From my Firefox home page, I can click "recently visited" site buttons, but if I try to type a search into the toolbar or even a url I want to navigate to...nothing happens. I've tried whitelisting about:home and file:// already, to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:84.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/84.0

barbaz
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Re: NoScript prevents Firefox "home page" and related toolbar search from working

Post by barbaz » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:41 pm

Please go NoScript Options > Export, and look in the export file under "xssUserChoices", anything there?
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Rockhound5
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Re: NoScript prevents Firefox "home page" and related toolbar search from working

Post by Rockhound5 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:44 pm

Heya, and thank you tons in advance for the help!

When I download the data as a .txt, under xssUserChoices, there are several things that make sense (sites I've blocked from sending data from a to b, etc.), but one that stands out as erroneous I do not remember clicking on:

">https://www.google.com": "block",

If I delete this line, save the .txt document, then import it to NoScript, that won't mess anything up, right? (I'm closer to a layman than a programmer - I "know just enough to be dangerous" as my father would say, heh).

Again, thank you!
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:84.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/84.0

barbaz
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Re: NoScript prevents Firefox "home page" and related toolbar search from working

Post by barbaz » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:57 pm

Rockhound5 wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:44 pm
If I delete this line, save the .txt document, then import it to NoScript, that won't mess anything up, right?
In this particular case, that should be fine.
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Rockhound5
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Re: NoScript prevents Firefox "home page" and related toolbar search from working

Post by Rockhound5 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:28 am

That worked - problem solved! Thank you!!!
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:84.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/84.0

barbaz
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Re: NoScript prevents Firefox "home page" and related toolbar search from working

Post by barbaz » Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:32 am

Cool, you're welcome Image
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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