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refresh firefox page -- pressing refresh firefox button has no effect

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Firefox is slow to start up. The advice is to refresh firefox. I see no refresh button. Pushing the "refresh firefox" button on the relevant page has no effect.

Can anyone help?

Thanks Serena ,,,,,,

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I had the same issue long ago. I could not reset the browser, or even create a new profile. I ended up doing this; Close Firefox.

Open the file browser / explorer on your computer. Note: You may have to enable Show Hidden Folders / Files. Enter this in the address bar;

Windows: %AppData%\Mozilla\ C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\ http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox#Windows Linux: ~/.mozilla/ http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox#Linux Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/ http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox#Mac

Rename the profiles.ini file by adding .old to it. Now restart Firefox.

I have filed a report with Bugzilla; Bug 1107140 - Firefox Reset Button Does Not Reset Firefox Settings

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Thanks for your help with this.

I'm a bit insecure about going into the system and changing file names, so I'll hope that you bug report will eventually get the problem solved.

Serena ,,,,,

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I don't know if anyone is working on this. Just follow the above instructions. You will be fine. Firefox will automatically create new settings files.