No search suggestions in Firefox search bar

AguaBottle AguaBottle
Created: 3 years and 5 months ago • Updated: 3 years and 5 months ago
I am currently using Firefox 35.0 on OpenSuse 13.2 and whenever I use DuckDuckGo as my search bar's search engine, it never shows any suggestion like it would on the DDG homepage. I have Show Suggestions enabled and it works with any other search engine, just not DDG.
I've been having this issue for awhile (also had it on Fedora and Ubuntu, ...I think), I've just never gotten around to actually asking about it. Is there any possible way to get this working? I find search suggestions incredibly useful and I use the designated search bar pretty often.
Search suggestions work fine using Google Chrome's omnibox on this same operating system, if that makes any difference.

Thank you in advance for any feedback and assistance.

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clel
I have exactly the same issue. It works with the DDG Plus addon in the address bar, however, so I am using this for now.

Might be a Linux specific issue, at least I think it worked on Windows. Hope this gets fixed, soon.
posted by clel 2 years and 6 months ago Link
clel
Any official statement?
posted by clel 2 years and 5 months ago Link
anonymous
OP thread is almost 1 year old so I guess things have changed: what browser and version are you using?
posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link
clel
I think it might be the same problem, at least I am experiencing it for a while now. I am currently using Firefox 43.0.4 on Ubuntu 15.10.
posted by clel 2 years and 5 months ago Link
anonymous
Well let's try to restore to the default search providers:
-with Firefox open this page: about:support
-click "Open Directory" to open your profile
-delete the files search.json, search-metadata.json and search.sqlite (if present)
-reboot firefox and those files will be recreated.

Does that issue still occur?
posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link
clel
I have this issue on two machines and tagawa reported he has the same issue, so it is probably an issue of DDG.
posted by clel 2 years and 5 months ago Link
tagawa
I just tried it on Firefox 43.0.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 and got the same result, with the DuckDuck Plus extension disabled and both the "Provide search suggestions" and "Show search suggestions in location bar results" enabled in FF preferences.

I've reported it to the team - thanks for reviving the thread.
posted by tagawa Staff2 years and 5 months ago Link
clel
Thanks for looking into this! Hope this issue can get sorted out soon.
posted by clel 2 years and 5 months ago Link
tagawa
An update:
This has been verified and fixed with an update to our OpenSearch plugin. For it to take effect, please wait for the next browser update and everything should be OK. If not - let me know!

Thanks again for the feedback.
posted by tagawa Staff2 years and 5 months ago Link
clel
Works now, thank you!
posted by clel 2 years and 5 months ago Link
tagawa
Cool! Glad to hear that and thanks for letting us know.
posted by tagawa Staff2 years and 5 months ago Link
AguaBottle
I noticed today that it was working again. Much appreciated. I missed this feature dearly.
posted by AguaBottle 2 years and 4 months ago Link