Firefox Problems

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by boy_jorg, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. boy_jorg

    boy_jorg Member

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    After the updates finished installing, i tried to open the app but the dock icon just bounces for a little while and the app never opens. I tried rebooting, but to no avail. Anyone have any ideas? TIA
     
  2. bhoyetjumpay

    bhoyetjumpay Well-Known Member

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    try uninstalling then reinstall firefox, but if you uninstalled your bookmarks will be erase.

    a liite bit OT, do you like firefox than safari?
     
  3. boy_jorg

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    how do i uninstall? the reason im leaning towards firefox is that im used to it hehe. but if i can't fix this, i might try safari then :D
     
  4. rafaelc378

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    @boy_jorg: If on windows, use the Software uninstaller in Control Panel in add/remove programs (Win XP, not sure how on Vista). If on Mac OSX, move the app from the Applications Folder into trash, and then empty trash.
     
  5. bhoyetjumpay

    bhoyetjumpay Well-Known Member

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    or download the firefox application, it will over write your current application, if it can't fix, i think uninstalling is your last resort.

    uninstalling: just send to trash the firefox application
     
  6. boy_jorg

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    Oh i see, i thought i need to remove something in the Library to fully uninstall. I have placed the app in the trash and downloaded the app from the homepage. Still, the problem persists.
     
  7. gossipgirl23

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    why is it that my firefox always crash?
     
  8. rafaelc378

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    @boy_jorg: Try downloading another installation copy of Firefox. The one you downloaded may have been a corrupt copy or an incomplete download.
     
  9. boy_jorg

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    Will do, thanks. will update in a bit.
     
  10. boy_jorg

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    Im still having the same problem... i guess ill try safari for now hehe
     
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    try clearing the cache and cookies.. that might help but im sure its not! :p so you're done with reinstalling and still it doesn't work right? try updating your OS or check for any updates for Firefox.. i think our last option is to use Safari then.. :(
     
  12. zirkwander

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    from what i heard, the latest version of firefox, 3.0.5, is still unstable. Maybe that is the reason why you keep on experiencing such problems. I myself is currently using an older version, 3.0.1.

    You may also like to try Google's Chrome if you still don't want to use Safari as your main browser.
     
  13. stevezone

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    old firefox user here as well.. and haven't got to the point that i update my firefox.. so there might be a chance that the update might cause the dilemma... hmmm!
    yeah zirkwander is right, you can also use Google Chrome for the meantime.. as what people says "Pansamantagal".. hehehe! :)
     
  14. boy_jorg

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    Yep, i have done reinstalling the app still no help. Probably because the latest release is unstable. My OS is also updated. Im liking safari, mejo sanay lang sa FF :D
     
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    hmmm.. too bad boy_jorg.. :( yeah safari is good but sometimes, some website may not suite with safari and you need an alternate browser..
     
  16. dominiquejames

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    I don't mean to hijack the thread, but since this is about Firefox problems, I'm having one: I can't seem to download anything from Firefox. Says I have to change directory or something. I tried changing settings in the preference pane, but nothing. Any ideas?
     
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    wats the exact error sir dominique?
     
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    hi sir boy_jorg, try downloading the lower version of firefox, like 3.0 version. Also try to check if the folders of firefox is still installed on your machine. hope this help :)
     
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    hi sir dominiquejames. try to set the download files location to desktop. but worse come to worse reinstalling firefox :(
     
  20. Hero33

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    Try deleting the Firefox preference file under Library/Preferences folder.

    The latest VLC would not work on my old Macbook and my current Unibody MBP until I deleted the old preference file.
     

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