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How do I get the old firefox back and get rid of this Firefox 4 thing?

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How do I get the old firefox back and get rid of this Firefox 4 thing?

I just don't like it and want rid of it. I want my good Firefox back.

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Re: How do I get the old firefox back and get rid of this Firefox 4 thing?

To downgrade to Firefox 3.6 first uninstall Firefox 4, but do not select the option to "Remove my Firefox personal data". If you select that option it will delete your bookmarks, passwords and other user data.

You can then install the latest version of Firefox 3.6 available from http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-older.html - it will automatically use your current bookmarks, passwords etc.

To avoid possible problems with downgrading, I recommend going to your profile folder and deleting the following files if they exist - extensions.cache, extensions.rdf, extensions.ini, extensions.sqlite and localstore.rdf. Deleting these files will force Firefox to rebuild the list of installed extensions, checking their compatibility, and reset toolbar customizations.

For details of how to find your profile folder see https://support.mozilla.com/kb/Profiles

What problems are you having with Firefox 4?

New User

Re: How do I get the old firefox back and get rid of this Firefox 4 thing?

Thank you Tony. I guess I am just to old and to impatient to learn new things. I don't know why but tabs bugs the crap out of me. Hope they give 4.0 the ability to disable tabs.

New User

Re: How do I get the old firefox back and get rid of this Firefox 4 thing?

Tony, I don't even like Firefox four in the first 30 minutes. My gmail tab is gone, I don't have the top row of the tool bar that is in the very brief tutorial, the orange rectangular Firefox drop-down in the left corner doesn't give me anything I want to see, and the HOME icon only gives me a Google search bar and nothing more. HOME should be more than google search. Instead of the the expected tabs on my former 3.6., I can only google search? Please give me suggestions. If i choose to follow your directions to go revert to 3.6 will I have my gamil back? I need to do my gmail right now! This 4.0 has screwed up my day agenda, but you are wise.

New User

Re: How do I get the old firefox back and get rid of this Firefox 4 thing?

Firefox 4 is super fast, love every thing about it EXCEPT two things: 1. Extensions/add ons are not ready and don't work ... will reinstall 4 when they get caught up 2. back button no longer displays last 5 or so addresses so you cannot skip the unnecessary "Firefox must resend the information" popup and confirmation click to go back to a previous page

New User

Re: How do I get the old firefox back and get rid of this Firefox 4 thing?

I love FF4 but my school uses Blackboard and this was not on their list of supported browsers, so I have to downgrade in order to log into there.

New User

Re: How do I get the old firefox back and get rid of this Firefox 4 thing?

Thanks Tony. Whoever created the piece of CR*P known as 4 should be fired like the guy who did the upgrades for Microsoft. Way to go, I would go to another browser in an instant if I couldn't go back to the others. It is moronic the changes that came through.

New User

Re: How do I get the old firefox back and get rid of this Firefox 4 thing?

An alternative is to download Firefox portable (which hasn't advanced [or should that be regressed] to v.4 yet anyway). You can run it off any hard drive, portable drive, usb stick, etc. Just use it until Mozilla sort out the mess with v.4.

New User

Re: How do I get the old firefox back and get rid of this Firefox 4 thing?

I don't like it one little bit either. Since upgrading to 4.0, my Xmarks keeps asking for my PIN every 10 seconds. It's extremely annoying. Also, I don't think 4.0 is very user friendly at all. I much prefer the old version and am going to revert back. What were you guys thinking????

New User

Re: How do I get the old firefox back and get rid of this Firefox 4 thing?

Since loading FF4 I can no longer access my Calendar within Hotmail. I am going to reload FF 3.6 as suggested by TonyE