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Firefox won't open, quit, force quit or finder quit. Help!

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I can't open a new window. I can't select preferences. I can't shut it down even when I try to force quit. Going to the finder and shutting down does not work. This prevents me from shutting down my computer.

I can't open a new window. I can't select preferences. I can't shut it down even when I try to force quit. Going to the finder and shutting down does not work. This prevents me from shutting down my computer.

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Can you start Firefox in Safe Mode by holding down the Shift/Options key?

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance
  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window
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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_7_5) AppleWebKit/537.78.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/6.1.6 Safari/537.78.2

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FredMcD
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Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} While you are in safe mode;

Type about:preferences<Enter> in the address bar

Select Advanced > General. Look for and turn off Use Hardware Acceleration.

Poke around safe web sites. Are there any problems?

Then restart.

'''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Start Firefox in Safe Mode]''' {web link} While you are in safe mode; Type '''about:preferences'''<Enter> in the address bar Select '''Advanced > General.''' Look for and turn off '''Use Hardware Acceleration'''. Poke around safe web sites. Are there any problems? Then restart.
FredMcD
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What kind of computer are you using? Any prior problems? What version of Firefox?

What kind of computer are you using? Any prior problems? What version of Firefox?
FredMcD
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i have also called for more help.

i have also called for more help.
cor-el
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Chosen Solution

Can you start Firefox in Safe Mode by holding down the Shift/Options key?

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance
  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window
Can you start Firefox in <u>[[Safe Mode|Safe Mode]]</u> by holding down the Shift/Options key? Start Firefox in <u>[[Safe Mode|Safe Mode]]</u> to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem. *Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance *Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Safe+Mode *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes