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How do I save my firefox start-up settings?: Screen size, menu bar, toolbars. I have to reset all these each time I start firefox.


When I start firefox for the first time on a given day, I must change or reset all the following settings:

1. Screen size; the initial screen size fills about only 1/4 of my display.

2. I must click on "options" in the upper left corner and choose "show menu bar".

3. I then click on view, toolbars and check bookmarks toolbar.

4. Finally I select view, toolbars and must uncheck 3 toolbars: Kansas Jayhawks, AAdvantage Shopping and Hawaiian AIrlines e-Market.

I cannot find a way to save these settings to become the default choices for the next time I launch firefox.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.9.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • NPAPI Plugin used by AAdvantage eShopping(SM) assistant
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.0
  • Google Update
  • GEPlugin
  • 4.1.10329.0
  • np-mswmp


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:17.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/17.0

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hello bobneth, maybe the file that stores these options got corrupted, please try this: go to firefox > help > troubleshooting information and click on profile folder/show folder and then close firefox. a windows explorer window should open up - in there delete the file named localstore.rdf & restart firefox afterwards.

you might also want to remove toolbars in firefox > addons > extensions that you don't use any longer to avoid negative effects.

Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page

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Thank you so much. That fix worked perfectly. I've deleted the file "localstore.rdf" on 1 desktop and 3 notebooks. Corrected the problem on each one and retained my settings from the previous firefox start-up.

Thanks again............