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#1 LucyGoose

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:18 PM

Hello,
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I am using Mozilla Foxfire 10 installed. All had been working fine. Yesterday realized that in that browser I can only open the sites in my bookmarks.The sites that on my toolbar also. Or I can Google it, and then click on the searched site from there. Once in a site I can access other sites that appear in it.
When I open a new tab, and then go to the address bar to type it in and press enter...nothing happens and nothing appears in the Tab button as it , does when clicking on one in the bookmarked sites
I followed the procedure in Tools , removing cookies, history etc. nothing. When I went in to the system info about Mozilla, it shows I think that something occurred on Jan 29 at 5:30 am (lol it could have been me) .
I ran scans and all is clean and safe. Currently using AVG antiVirus 2011.

When I use Internet Explorer all works. I want to stay with Mozilla, I prefer it, and all my treasured bookmarks are there.
I am housebound and not very technically adept so again I do tk for the help

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:45 PM

Did you try to reinstall it?

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 04:39 PM

Yes I did that. When I do that, does it mean I have 2 on my computer, cuz I didn't remove other, was afraid to lose things in it. ?

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 04:43 PM

You have uninstall Firefox then install fresh copy.
If you don't want to lose your bookmarks, export them and then re-import after fresh installation.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:45 PM

Broni, ok I will give it a go, I checked my programs add/remove and it is in only the once. I am very nervous and a dinosaur at this. Let u know , thanks for your help.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:33 PM

Broni I am reading how to backup \ export\import\ restore bookmarks before I go removing Foxfire and then re installing it Tks for your input

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:45 PM

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:08 PM

Ok so here's where I am now.

In Library for Foxfire Bookmarks I went to Import\backups

1st. I did a BACKUP to my external hard drive, it created a file. JSONFILE , But it will not open in either Foxfire or IE

2nd Exported to the HD, it saved it as a HTML file, BUT it auto saved it in IE ....says FireFOxHTML ??? iT DOES OPEN

So after will it open into Firefox ??? I will be lost without them

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:21 PM

You don't open that file.
You go very same way but this time instead of "Export", you go "Import" and navigate to your backup file.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:35 PM

tks again Broni, still nervous but will go for it.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 03:49 PM

Woo HOO , so glad I didn't go thru with a complete uninstall and reinstall of Foxfire. Was too concerned about losing bookmarks and preferences etc etc. So did so lengthy reading. I think I have solved the problem.
1st: to Tools, Add Ons, Appearance : then click Default theme. Then to Help , to disable all add ons in safe mode, restart and....I was able to finally open a random site in the address bar again. Keeping my fingers crossed it continues. I guess one of the add ons was not compatible.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 04:05 PM

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