View Full Version : [ubuntu] firefox may just need reinstalling

July 23rd, 2009, 04:32 PM
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?

July 23rd, 2009, 04:49 PM
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. :)

July 23rd, 2009, 05:29 PM
That really sucks it happen to me too, i had to reinstall my firefox

July 24th, 2009, 12:57 PM
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!