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I let my kid play around with the computer, now when I click a tab it shows "(*)", the mouse wheel zooms in and out , and not scrol. I don't know how to fix it.

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I let my kid play around with the computer, now when I click a tab it shows "(*)", the mouse wheel zooms in and out , and not scrol. I don't know how to fix it.

I let the kid play with the computer. Now when I click a tab it shows (*) rather than commute to the tab, the mouse wheel zooms rather than scroll, and all the links open a new window. How can I reset the settings, at least to the default ones? Thanks.

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Re: I let my kid play around with the computer, now when I click a tab it shows "(*)", the mouse wheel zooms in and out , and not scrol. I don't know how to fix it.

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

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Re: I let my kid play around with the computer, now when I click a tab it shows "(*)", the mouse wheel zooms in and out , and not scrol. I don't know how to fix it.

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

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Re: I let my kid play around with the computer, now when I click a tab it shows "(*)", the mouse wheel zooms in and out , and not scrol. I don't know how to fix it.

fixed! thank you very much!