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Firefox 18 no longer works with Mac OSX v10.8.2 Mountain Lion

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I have been running FireFox v17 with Mountain Lion (OSX 10.8.2) without any issues.

The auto updater from Mozilla requested that I upgrade to FireFox v18, but since installing Mozilla FireFox crashes immediately.

The browser opens but then does nothing. If you enter a URL and enter then nothing happens. It just shows a continuos blank screen.

I wanted to make other Mountain Lion users aware of this problem and wondered if anybody else has had this problem? Please Mozilla, check this bug and offer an update and solution.

I'm using Chrome in the interim, which I really do not like as a developer.

I have been running FireFox v17 with Mountain Lion (OSX 10.8.2) without any issues. The auto updater from Mozilla requested that I upgrade to FireFox v18, but since installing Mozilla FireFox crashes immediately. The browser opens but then does nothing. If you enter a URL and enter then nothing happens. It just shows a continuos blank screen. I wanted to make other Mountain Lion users aware of this problem and wondered if anybody else has had this problem? Please Mozilla, check this bug and offer an update and solution. I'm using Chrome in the interim, which I really do not like as a developer.

الحل المُختار

In the end I had to remove the complete FireFox Application including all sub files and folders. Now everything works after new installation.

Thanks for everybodies help and advice.

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Just realised that the FF 18 updater tool will not allow me to check for updates either. It just searches continuously.

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If there are problems with updating or with the permissions then easiest is to download the full version and trash the currently installed version to do a clean install of the new version.

Download a new copy of the Firefox program and save the disk image (dmg) file to the desktop

Your profile data is stored elsewhere in the Firefox Profile Folder, so you won't lose your bookmarks and other personal data if you uninstall and (re)install Firefox.

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Hi cor-el,

Thanks for your advice.

I had already carried out the re-install and restarted the iMac etc.

This has not fixed the issue. When I start Firefox it opens fine but if I type in a URL and press enter then it does nothing. It is as though FF is dead!

I have repeated the steps, exactly as you suggested again, and nothing has changed?

This has never happened before? So I need to continue using Chrome, which I hate, until another solution is found.

Thank you and regards, Sean.

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For your information I am runnung a 27", late 2009, iMac with:

OSX 10.8.2 Mountain Lion Firefox v18 Intel Core i5 processor @ 2.66GHz Memory 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

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FireFox still will not function?

Please can somebody help?

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Hello pecksean, see : Locked or damaged places.sqlite

thank you

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الحل المُختار

In the end I had to remove the complete FireFox Application including all sub files and folders. Now everything works after new installation.

Thanks for everybodies help and advice.