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Old 12-23-2008, 11:43 AM   #1
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Firefox problem

I am a noob with FF. For some reason, alot of my plugins and other things are screwed up. I cant see java when I have that installed, adobe flash wont work when flash-player non-free is installed. How would I get my firefox to be set back when you first got before customizing it?

I have already tried completely removing FF and reinstalling, didnt work.
Old 12-23-2008, 12:09 PM   #2
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I am sure it would help it you mentioned the distro you are using.
Old 12-23-2008, 01:21 PM   #3
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If you're looking simply to restore the original default settings, and your Firefox profile is located in your home directory, under the hidden subdirectory ".mozilla" then you could try the following (after closing out Firefox):

user@machine:~$  mv .mozilla .mozilla.old
(note there is, indeed, a space in-between .mozilla and .mozilla.old)

This effectively forces Firefox to recreate a profile from scratch. This means no bookmarks nor any other non-default settings will remain--which sounds like it's exactly the configuration you're seeking.

Note that you would perform this command at the top of your home directory. If in doubt, "cd" by itself should take you to the top of your home directory.

Hope this helps.
Old 12-23-2008, 11:42 PM   #4
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Thanks. It worked. I am using Ubuntu 8.04 but I upgraded to 8.10


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