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Old 08-17-2015, 01:00 AM   #16
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I tried holding down the shift key while Firefox launched and I still got the gray screen.
Hi...

Did you get the options window?

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Old 08-17-2015, 06:17 PM   #17
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Hi...

Did you get the options window?

Regards...
Thanks ardvark. No, I didn't get anything but the gray screen again. BTW I got the Mozilla browser via the suggested renaming
Code:
.mozilla
to
Code:
.mozilla.old
but unfortunately the new Mozilla browser was missing my Mozilla browser's bookmarks. So that's my next task (trying to get them back). I was going to try this:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...s-and-settings

but wanted to ask before using it (or if there's a better way--or no way).
 
Old 08-18-2015, 01:53 AM   #18
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OK, so now we've established that it was the profile that was causing the problem. Go into the .mozilla.old file and find the places.sqlite file. It should be in your default profile. On my system it's here:
Code:
/home/jdkaye/.mozilla/firefox/i75r5kaya.Default User/places.sqlite
Now replace places.sqlite file in your .mozilla folder (probably in a similar subdirectory) with the places.sqlite file from the .mozilla.old folder. You should now see your bookmarks.
In general, a quick search using a search phrase like where does firefox store bookmarks
while get you the answer. You can have a look at the answer on the Firefox site.
jdk
 
Old 08-18-2015, 01:17 PM   #19
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OK, so now we've established that it was the profile that was causing the problem. Go into the .mozilla.old file and find the places.sqlite file. It should be in your default profile. On my system it's here:
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/home/jdkaye/.mozilla/firefox/i75r5kaya.Default User/places.sqlite
Now replace places.sqlite file in your .mozilla folder (probably in a similar subdirectory) with the places.sqlite file from the .mozilla.old folder. You should now see your bookmarks.
In general, a quick search using a search phrase like where does firefox store bookmarks
while get you the answer. You can have a look at the answer on the Firefox site.
jdk
Ok, LZM. Did it but didn't get the bookmarks. I'm suspicious of the places.sqlite.corrupt file in the .mozilla folder (see screenshot). And the other thing I was thinking is the .mozilla.old folder is still there too. Could that be goofing things up? Thanks.
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Old 08-18-2015, 01:50 PM   #20
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Okay I got the bookmarks. I did the copy the latest bookmark folder into the new one via that link you gave me. I don't know if I have the original places.sqlite file back in the .mozilla folder and I don't know what the corrupt places.site file is about and the lock one is new (see screenshot) and I don't know if any of them matter. Do they?

The thing is I've got all the bookmarks and if those other things aren't issues, I'm good to go. Thanks.

P.S. Should I delete the .mozilla.old file or leave it?
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Old 08-18-2015, 01:58 PM   #21
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Leave it for a bit - just in case you lose your bookmarks again!!
 
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I'd say, follow Jeremy's advice and leave things alone. It's working. I notice that I have a .corrupt version of places.sqlite in one of my profile folders. Doesn't seem to do any harm.
I think you can mark this thread as [SOLVED]. Nice work.
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:03 PM   #23
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I'd say, follow Jeremy's advice and leave things alone. It's working. I notice that I have a .corrupt version of places.sqlite in one of my profile folders. Doesn't seem to do any harm.
I think you can mark this thread as [SOLVED]. Nice work.
jdk
Ah, but when I opened Firefox and clicked on the bookmark icon it crashed! I sent the crash report along with my email address so I'll see if they say anything. And I got right back into Firefox and the bookmarks worked normally. So I'll give it a little while.

And none of the bookmarks have icons until I click on them. Then the next time the icon is there. Is that normal or is there something I can do to make all the bookmarks appear?

Thanks.
 
Old 08-18-2015, 09:40 PM   #24
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Yes - that's normal.
The browser fetches a standard icon from the web site when it is accessed.
 
Old 08-18-2015, 11:58 PM   #25
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Yes - that's normal.
The browser fetches a standard icon from the web site when it is accessed.
Thanks Jeremy. I was on the Firefox for a couple of hours and it crashed once. (I can't remember it ever crashing.) I'll keep using it and see if it evens out. I've already saved the Bookmarks restore folder so I suppose if Firefox keeps crashing I can just get a new version. Then I can just plop the bookmarks on. Sound like a plan?
 
Old 08-20-2015, 11:35 PM   #26
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The Firefox browser is working fine. Thanks!
 
Old 08-20-2015, 11:53 PM   #27
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The Firefox browser is working fine. Thanks!
Cool, I'm glad it works.

Regards...
 
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Cool, I'm glad it works.

Regards...
Thanks ardvark!
 
  


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