What on earth has happened to MOZILLA FIREFOX recently?

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Found 10th May 2010
Ive been using firefox for ages now and over the last few mnonths its gone crap! it always goes to bing when i type in a valid address, some pages dont load at all and generally its just gone down hill when it use to be the best! i know its not my computer or connection cause when i try it on internet explorer its fine, but all my settings are on firefox now, i.e passwords etc etc.

Anyone else having any issues or is it just me?

I have chrome as well but again its the whole settings issue!

  1. Misc
  2. Firefox
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Banned

time to export out your passwords and bookmarks, and reinstall firefox

need password exporter plug in for firefox

Original Poster

What is password exporter and where do i find it?

So shall i completley remove firefox off my system and then re-install it, will this help? i always do the updates.

ive had memory leak issue when using flash player in FF, but not anything like your prob here

agree with prev reply, i think you need to clean install FF

I don't have that problem and i've been using firefox for years

You've probably accidentally installed some sort of bing toolbar or something, Microsoft are really getting on my nerves with their constant onslaught of bings ads- they're forcing the bloody thing down our throats and I for one don't want it. MS just can't accept that Google have hands down beat them in that area.

Okay, so that went OT. Nothing has happened to Firefox as a program, it still works fine for me. The problem is something at your end, if pages aren't opening at all and your performance is poor, then you should probably do a deep scan for viruses, spyware and the like.

EDIT: Or, as others have mentioned, just reinstall Firefox lol. Actually, have a good scan while Firefox is uninstalled, just for good measure.

Banned

FF works fine for me

Original Poster

I dont currently have any scan options, just the basic one and that came up clean. How would i re-install fire fox? shall i remove it using the add and remove programs function on my pc? And then re-install it from new?

What on earth has happened to MOZILLA FIREFOX recently?



nothing

HTH

nothing its sweet

It's your computer.

As above, probably a toolbar that you've installed. Something has changed your default search provider. It not loading pages could be one of about a billion things.

Banned

it got deprecated when chrome came out :lol:

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jay_leeds;8570225

What is password exporter and where do i find it?So shall i completley … What is password exporter and where do i find it?So shall i completley remove firefox off my system and then re-install it, will this help? i always do the updates.



yes, export your stuff using below, then a full reinstall of firefox should fix it

addons.mozilla.org/en-…848

and export your bookmarks by going to bookmarks - organize bookmarks

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jay_leeds;8570294

I dont currently have any scan options, just the basic one and that came … I dont currently have any scan options, just the basic one and that came up clean. How would i re-install fire fox? shall i remove it using the add and remove programs function on my pc? And then re-install it from new?


yes

Loads of possiblities...
Tools > Add Ons (Check what extensions/plugins are installed)

It's probably easier to reset your about:Config File.
Mozilla Guide: kb.mozillazine.org/Res…ces
This version is probably easier to follow: dq.winsila.com/int…tml
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