Reset Firefox preferences to troubleshoot and fix problems

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If you want to reset your Firefox preferences, this article provides instructions on how to reset them through Safe Mode.

To reset preferences: Click the menu button New Fx Menu , click help Help-29 and select Restart with Add-ons Disabled.... Firefox will start up with the Firefox Safe Mode dialog.

Note: You can also start Firefox in Safe Mode by holding down the shift key while starting Firefox.holding down the option key while starting Firefox.quitting Firefox and then going to your Terminal and running: firefox -safe-mode
You may need to specify the Firefox installation path (e.g. /usr/lib/firefox)

  1. To reset your user preferences, click to put a check mark by Reset all user preferences to Firefox defaults.


  2. To apply your changes, click Make Changes and Restart.

Firefox will restart with your settings changed back to the defaults.