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I installed Firefox in French; how do I switch it to English? Thanks!

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I installed Firefox in French; how do I switch it to English? Thanks!

I don't have any more details, I think the question is straight forward...

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Re: I installed Firefox in French; how do I switch it to English? Thanks!

If you have the Firefox user interface (menu bar) in the wrong language or want to change the current language then you can get Firefox in the language of your choice here:

Uninstall the current Firefox version, but make sure that you do not remove your personal data.
Install the new Firefox version of the wanted language.

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Re: I installed Firefox in French; how do I switch it to English? Thanks!

If you have the Firefox user interface (menu bar) in the wrong language or want to change the current language then you can get Firefox in the language of your choice here:

Uninstall the current Firefox version, but make sure that you do not remove your personal data.
Install the new Firefox version of the wanted language.

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Re: I installed Firefox in French; how do I switch it to English? Thanks!

Thank you so much! You've made me a happy camper 8-)

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Re: I installed Firefox in French; how do I switch it to English? Thanks!

Until now, I was impressed about the skills of Firefox, but now I am disapointed. Why it is so complicated to change the language? I am romanian but I am not familiarized with the romanian translations of the softs , I prefere english on my desktop. I think this is a negative mark for Firefox and if you want to be in top, you must correct this. Best regards, Oscar from Romania

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Re: I installed Firefox in French; how do I switch it to English? Thanks!

i downloaded the correct firefox; now do i change the language?? Smiley Sad

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Re: I installed Firefox in French; how do I switch it to English? Thanks!

If you didn't uninstall the previous Firefox version in the wrong language then you need to change the pref general.useragent.locale to the name of the preferred language XPI file (e.g. "en-US" or "en-GB") on the about:config page.


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Re: I installed Firefox in French; how do I switch it to English? Thanks!

I am dissapointed :-( This is the first time I am trying firefox. Upon download, I was taken automatically to install its Hebrew version. Well, I did not want it, I prefered to have my tools in English, otherwise I need to learn whole new terminology... OK, I installed the Hebrew hoping it will be easy to change it to English. The install was very fast, and browser responds good. But I cannot find in the option how to change the user interface to English. When I try to, it takes me to a complete new installation of the English version. Why do I need to reinstall the browser? What should I do with the Hebrew version? Leave it? Remove it? And when I try to install the English version it seems MUCH MORE time. Why?

Why didn't the installation asked me at first which language I prefer?

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Re: I installed Firefox in French; how do I switch it to English? Thanks!

Hello all,

Just follow Co-rel's instructions. It's simple, once you know what to do.

Regards,

UH

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Re: I installed Firefox in French; how do I switch it to English? Thanks!

Hard to believe that, in our day in age when internationalization is so well understood and tooled, that Firefox requires a new download to change languages. This is a dropdead requirement in many use-cases. Come 'on guys .. wrong compromise.

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Re: I installed Firefox in French; how do I switch it to English? Thanks!

You can switch languages by using language packs, for details see http://kb.mozillazine.org/Language_packs