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How do you remove duplicate icons on your destop?

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I am sorry for having to ask for help so much.,but I really have two issues: 1. After applying the information that Cor-el suggested and restarting Firefox in Safe mode, when I turned off my computer I had many duplicate icons on my desktop," four Firefox", "three My Computer", two Google Earth".etc. What to do to have only just one icon of each program or file applied to the desktop? Issue # 2.:After clearing the cache, cookies and restarting in Safe Mode, then I had an Adobe Flash crash, I was very worried until I researched the Crash information. Now I was checking my plug-ins and all of them are showing "Disable". Two are showing out-dated, Shock Wave Flash is showing  !Up-date 'Now. 'Should I Enable all the Add-ons? I have not up-dated nothing or Enabled any of the Add-ons..I am totally at a loss as what I should do. Learning how to navigate and apply solutions in Firefox is very hard for this 79 year old senior lady,but I love how Firefox normally responds so quickly,. it is a challenge for me. Thank goodness for the community Firefox help and again I apologize for my limited knowledge and asking for help so much. Thank you, Jeanette Gonzales

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For your first issue, any duplicate icons, simply right click on any you want to get rid of, and click delete. This doesn't delete the program, just the shortcut to it.

For the Flash crashing, there is unfortunately a problem with the latest version of Flash right now. Adobe Flash plugin has crashed - Prevent it from happening again has a few common solutions, this may be of help for you.

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You may want to disable or remove those two plugins:

  1. MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows
  2. My Web Search Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows

You can set the plugin.expose_full_path pref to true on the about:config page to see the full path of plugins on the about:plugins page.

It is best not to leave that pref set to true as it exposes that full path to web servers, so reset that pref to false after you are done with the about:plugins page.

See "Manually uninstalling a plugin":

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Thank you Tylerdowner,I managed to remove some of he duplicate icons. It was overwhelming after I had turned my computer off for the night and then turned it on the next morning.and found 4 Firefox icons, and many more duplicates, I wondered if I had clicked something wrong after following Cor-el,s recommendations.

Cor-el, thank you for your respose and suggestions. I am still concerned regarding the Add-ons, all of them are showing "Disable" You stated that I many want to disable: MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub for 32 bit Windows and My Web Search Plugin stub for 32 bit wiindows. Yes, I want to just disabled them because I feel that I am not confortable or knowledgable enoug to remove them by Manually uninstalling the plugins .I hope you understamd. I still wonder if I should enable the remaining Add-ons? I have not applied Flash 11.3 to try and correct the crash problem yet. I just got a notification in my Windows tray that Flash 14.01 was now available. Should I try and install it? I still cannot get Yahoo Search or Google Search when trying to get driving directions to print out. What would you suggest? Thank you so much for all the time and effort you spent helping me, I am deeply grateful. Sencerely, . Jeanette G