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How do I start firefox in safe mode on a Mac as the equivalent of holding option key whilst starting doesn't open dialogue on Mac?

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Grand Master

How do I start firefox in safe mode on a Mac as the equivalent of holding option key whilst starting doesn't open dialogue on Mac?

I am trying to reset toolbars and am following firefox's help instructions. How do I start firefox in safe mode on a Mac as the equivalent of holding option key whilst starting doesn't open a dialogue box on the Mac?

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Shooting Star

Re: How do I start firefox in safe mode on a Mac as the equivalent of holding option key whilst starting doesn't open dialogue on Mac?

Hello Jane.

Hopefully this support article is what you need:

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Safe+Mode

Grand Master

Re: How do I start firefox in safe mode on a Mac as the equivalent of holding option key whilst starting doesn't open dialogue on Mac?

Thanks Morbus but this link takes me through to the instructions I was following. Doesn't work on the Mac.

Shooting Star

Re: How do I start firefox in safe mode on a Mac as the equivalent of holding option key whilst starting doesn't open dialogue on Mac?

You'll notice that you can make the article show Mac instructions if you click Mac OS, near the top of the page, where it says Show content customized for:. If that still doesn't work, I can't provide you additional help, since I don't use Mac Smiley Sad

Grand Master

Re: How do I start firefox in safe mode on a Mac as the equivalent of holding option key whilst starting doesn't open dialogue on Mac?

Thanks Morbus.. I hadn't noticed that but it was already set at Mac. I tried it again and it worked this time... but alas my main problem persists:

My back and forward buttons don't work in Firefox and I've lost all of my bookmarks! I've tried a few of the suggestions but without success at the moment.

Particularly unhelpful are the instructions to back-up your lost bookmarks - which I can't do cos they're lost!!