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    firefox may just need reinstalling

    ok so this i found odd, i was using firefox last night and noticed i couldn't use the page back button, all my bookmarks and stuff was gone and if i stumble nothing shows up in the address bar, anyway i cant seem to reinstall firefox or uninstall it for that matter, any help?

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    Re: firefox may just need reinstalling

    I've had a problem similar to this before. You can try backing up your bookmarks (~/.mozilla/firefox/lgip3q7y.default/bookmarkbackups/) then deleting your ~/.mozilla folder. The next time you open Firefox it will regenerate this folder. Then just move the backed up bookmarks to the proper location and reinstall your addons. Although this worked in my particular situation, as always, your mileage may vary.
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    Re: firefox may just need reinstalling

    That really sucks it happen to me too, i had to reinstall my firefox
    Last edited by 7dayswealth; July 23rd, 2009 at 05:31 PM. Reason: error

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    Re: firefox may just need reinstalling

    Thanks - that fixed my probs too.

    In addition to loss of back button, shortcuts, and no autocomplete - Firefox never seemed to finish loading a page, the little spinner in the tab bar would just keep on spinning for ever.

    Tried re-installing, deleting everything I could think of, but I missed the ~/.mozilla dir.

    Yay - all fixed now!
    Andy Lawson

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