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Screw Firefox (20 posts)

  1. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    It cratered on me this morning for unknown reasons. Uninstall/reinstall doesn't fix the problem. Downloaded 0.9, won't run either. Mozilla, IE, Opera all run fine. Firefox has borked on me. The honeymoon is over.

  2. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    dude i am being nice here.
    just delete the folder.
    and install the new one...
    the first rule of firefox is
    with every new version u need to start from scratch :p but for the profile which is stored in another folder :)
    it is working very fine here... just deleted the old folder and installed the fresh one. now waiting for the extension site to get working again!

  3. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    A really informative post title then?

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Moose - I had the same recently with a nightly.
    Uninstalled, copied all the settings from Application Data then deleted them too, cleared the registry and .8 worked fine
    This time, just had to delete .8 and .9 is fine - though it hasn't brought over new bookmarks etc.

  5. carthik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Firefox should really come up with a way to clean up previous installations, or deal with what's left behind by the previous versions.

  6. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    That happened to me when I installed .9, it would spawn a firefox process, kill it, then respawn another one a few times a second. I couldn't even select it long enough to end process.

  7. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    surprisingly i did not have any problems :D

  8. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    They say you only hurt the ones you love.

  9. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    that holds true for me and WP... :p

  10. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    @Root,
    How much more informative can that be? Enjoy your self-righteousnous...goodness knows you've earned it! :)
    @Sushubh,
    I did delete the Firefox folder before I started.
    What finally "fixed" the problem is that I went into the hidden files in my XP profile and deleted all of the stuff hiding in the Applications folder. I copied the bookmarks.html file, and blew the rest of it away. Then I tried to reinstall again. This time I had no issues. As for the bookmarks, well you now have the option of importing bookmark files, which I did and I was back in business, except now I need to remember all of my passwords...

  11. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    sucks man :D i get the last laugh... :)
    maybe the fact that i dont use firefox regularly had my profile folder lean and mean so i did not face problems...

  12. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Might be an XP kind of thing

  13. sakamuyo
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I installed 0.9RC over 0.8 with no trouble. I then installed o.9 over o.9RC with no trouble - at first. Earlier today, I started adding in some extentions, which caused the thing to implode on itself. Had to wipe the programs directory and application data directory and reinstall to get it to run. Fortunately, I had my bookmarks backed up. So far, I've remembered all my passwords. :)

  14. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    duh, i cant get webdev toolbar to work... life sucks.

  15. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Firefox 0.9 has a "safe mode" also, that starts up without extensions. This saved me a couple of times with bad extensions.

  16. ringmaster
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    There's a new webdev toolbar for .9 available as of friday. Works good.
    The lack of tabbrowser extensions, though, is killing me. I miss my colorized tab groups. :(

  17. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Delete your Firefox profile (in 2000/XP it is in your c:/documents and settings/<username>/application data folder) and then start Firefox up. 99% of these weird problems have to do with a corrupt profile.
    Make sure you copy your bookmarks before deleting the folder. Don't want to lose them.

  18. Chyetanya Kunte
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    My feed (generated from WordPress) isn't working in Firefox 1.0PR, and I'm not the first to report this.

  19. michaelkpate
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I haven't uninstalled Firefox in a long time and I have been upgrading regularly. I think some of you are just unlucky. :)

  20. Beel
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    For me it is certain extensions which cause upgrades to bork - so I now get rid of them before the next upgrade.

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