When I downloaded Java, the Funmoods took over the home page. I have now got Google Search with the Firefox logo as home page but all the usual Firefox tabs (tools, bookmarks, help, etc) are missing. How can I get them back? Very basic directions please, we seniors are not very computer savvy!
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Close Firefox, then hold down the Shift button and double-click the Firefox icon to open it. Click the Reset firefox button.
It sounds like you have a Third-Party Toolbar that has taken over your Search Engine, Home Page, and/or the Default New Tab Page. Fortunately this can be remedied easily:
After Firefox restarts, install the Search Reset Tool. This will remove the rest of the traces of this program from your Firefox.
For further information, please read Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page.
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Thank you for your reply but I do not have any buttons at the top of the page, this is the problem with which I need help. All there is now is a tiny Firefox logo with the words 'Mozilla Firefox start page' then a cross which brings up a couple of bookmarked sites and other sites I visit frequently. Below this is the address bar and a Google search bar. I have tried System Restore but it won't even go back a couple of days, I just get error messages.
Thank you but it doesn't help me to get my buttons back at the top of the screen - this is what I need. I need a Tools button to be able to implement the suggestions I have received.
Make sure that toolbars like the "Navigation Toolbar" and the "Bookmarks Toolbar" are visible:
Open the Customize window to set which toolbar items to display:
I have tried F10 and Alt - neither of which do anything. I have also updated Firefox and still can't get the buttons at the top of the page. I think I will have to go to a professional but thanks for trying to help.
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Use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot.
Sorry but I am not knowlegeable enough to enclose a screen shot, I have tried the keys you suggest but they do not have any effect. I use Windows XP and apparently this doesn't let me make screen shots. I will describe the page though: the page is white with a large Firefox logo in the centre and the Google search bar under it. At the bottom of the page it says Downloads, Bookmarks, History, Add-ons,Sync, Settings and Restore Previous Settings - each with a logo above. At the top of the screen, at the left is a tiny Firefox logo and Firefox start page with a cross that brings up some bookmarks and a couple of other sites. Below this, also at the left are the back and forward arrows, the address box and an Amazon search box. Strangely enough, the add-on of my country's flag which we could add during the Olympics is still visible. I don't know if this will help you to solve the problem. If I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox, would I lose my bookmarked items and saved emails? I read that someone had done this after they accidentally got the Funmoods home page but the page was still there after the reinstall.
You should Reset Firefox, it will save all your personal data but should remove funmoods. Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings