Reset Firefox preferences to troubleshoot and fix problems
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When troubleshooting Firefox problems, resetting preferences (zoom, tabs, privacy, network, encryption, download actions, etc.) is one of many procedures that can be helpful in pinpointing the issue. This article explains how to use Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to reset preferences.
- If changes to preference settings are not saved when you restart Firefox, see How to fix preferences that won't save.
To reset preferences: Click the menu button , click help and select. Firefox will start up with the Firefox Safe Mode dialog.
You may need to specify the Firefox installation path (e.g. /usr/lib/firefox)
- Click to put a check mark by Reset all user preferences to Firefox defaults.
- To apply your changes, click .
Firefox will restart with your preference settings changed back to the defaults.