Kenjun

July 8, 2009

Firefox – Waiting for Google

Filed under: Uncategorized — kenjun @ 7:48 am

Getting a (very long) “Waiting for http://www.google.com” message in your status bar when doing a Google search in Firefox?

A few suggestions on how to resolve:
1. In your address bar, type “about:config” and hit enter
Under Preference Name: look for Keyword.url
double click keyword.url and paste: google.com/search?&q=

2. For Mac users:
Disable IPv6 in both Firefox and Mac network preferences:
a) Mac: System Preferences > Network > (Connection – e.g Airport) > Advanced > TCP/IP > Configure IPv6 -> Off

b) Firefox: type “about:config” in address bar. Filter with ipv6. Double-click network.dns.disableIPv6 so that Value -> true.

Restart your Mac.

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