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Firefox Doesn't Open Properly on Linux Mint

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I started using Linux Mint a few months ago, and since then have had issues with opening Firefox on startup. The attached image shows roughly what Firefox does the first time I try to open it after starting my computer. I usually have to close and re-open it 5-10 times before it will launch properly. At this point, I usually manually recover my previous session. Does anybody know of a potential fix to this problem? I have tried updating Firefox and have also tried uninstalling and reinstalling.

I started using Linux Mint a few months ago, and since then have had issues with opening Firefox on startup. The attached image shows roughly what Firefox does the first time I try to open it after starting my computer. I usually have to close and re-open it 5-10 times before it will launch properly. At this point, I usually manually recover my previous session. Does anybody know of a potential fix to this problem? I have tried updating Firefox and have also tried uninstalling and reinstalling.
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Try downloading another copy of Firefox, run it from the folder and see if you have the same issue. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release

Is that X11 or Wayland?

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I just tried running firefox from the usr/bin folder (without downloading another copy) and it doesn't seem to be having the same issue if I run directly from the folder.

Also, it is X11.

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I didn't reply previously because I couldn't see what your screenshot is supposed to show. If you can load the executable, there must be something wrong with the launcher or menu command you are using so I would check its properties. LinuxMint does its own configuration of Firefox (last I read).