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Old 11-17-2010, 07:25 PM   #1
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Why can't I get rid of all traces of Firefox?


& download & reinstall it anew?
I'll be able to download Firefox via Opera.
I use Opera as a backup browser.

Thanks.
I messed up about:config in Firefox.
PS This is the message I get now:
Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because the protocol (firefox) isn't associated with any program.

Last edited by trien27; 11-17-2010 at 07:33 PM. Reason: additional info
 
Old 11-17-2010, 07:42 PM   #2
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Which distribution are you using?
 
Old 11-17-2010, 08:07 PM   #3
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:28 PM   #4
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delete the .mozilla folder in your home folder, then re-run firefox.
 
Old 11-20-2010, 03:34 PM   #5
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I don't have a .mozilla folder in my home folder?
Why is it hidden? Says this folder is already in use.

Last edited by trien27; 11-20-2010 at 03:42 PM.
 
Old 11-20-2010, 04:19 PM   #6
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Hi -

It sounds like you *do* have a copy of Mozilla in your home directory ("home" is the directory in your "$HOME" environment variable).

SUGGESTION:
1. Close all instances of Firefox.

2. Start a terminal window (go to a Linux "command prompt").

3. Type "ps -eaf|grep -i firefox".
Type "kill -9 xxx" (substitute the PID# of any Firefox processes you might find for "xxx").

4. Type "cd", and hit <enter>.
This will take you to your home directory.

5. Type "rm -rf .mozilla"
This will delete your .mozilla folder, and everything inside of it.

PS:
Yes, by definition a Linux file prefixed with "." is a "hidden" file or directory.

Last edited by paulsm4; 11-20-2010 at 04:21 PM.
 
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:16 PM   #7
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Thanks, Paul. I've followed your advice and Firefox is working now.
 
  


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