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chachazz
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[Beta] Firefox 13: Reset Firefox - easily fix most problems

SUMO Blog: The new Reset Firefox feature is like magic
Good writeup with Video.

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I have to say, this thing is like magic.
You basically get a brand new Firefox installation without the penalty of losing all your data. This is especially useful as a quick fix for the thousands of posts we see on social media where people often express vague complaints about Firefox. “Firefox is slow.” “Firefox crashes too much.” “Firefox sucks.”

Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems
Clear instructions with Screenshots @ Firefox Help
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drhoward_t

join:2012-05-08
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This sounds great for those on this board who are constantly screwing up their FF installation and trying to blame Firefox. The rest of us, the vast majority, will now have somewhere to point them to so we can quit wasting our time.


Bobby_Peru
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reply to chachazz

Hi chachazz See Profile. Thanks for the heads-up on this seemingly great new feature in Fx 12.x! If it works like described, it should be a great tool in efficiently recovering the browser from problems, at least for the Default Profile (which is great for it's probable primary intended target users, who probably only operate with the Default.)

While it doesn't currently deal with extensions, which of course would bring with them the possibility of the very problem(s) one is trying to eliminate, if users regulatory use FEBE (which can can be set, by, and/or for, users, to auto-backup), and FEBE's History for the old Default Profile could be easily accessed from the new Profile, recovery to a snappy Fx, could itself, also be almost a snap.

Overall, it sounds like a great idea! Thanks again for the post.



Grail Knight
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reply to drhoward_t

The one or two people on this site that have issues with Fx on a continual basis also have issues with pretty much anything computer related so this feature will end up being blamed by them for screwing up their customized but broken Fx installs.
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MiNdErAsR
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reply to chachazz

Re: [Beta] Firefox 13: Reset Firefox - easily fix most problems

Is this only a beta option? It doesn't seem to work in the final release of FF13. Would be a nice feature to have.