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how do I stop firefox from checking compatability of addons and loading of hooray u updated firefox tab

firefox opens two tabs, hooray you updated firefox and my home page. Before firefox loads it checks my addons to see if they are compatible with new update. This happens every time I start firefox.

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Re: how do I stop firefox from checking compatability of addons and loading of hooray u updated firefox tab

Hi keimanzero, in response to cor-el's suggestions in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/967218#answer-480480 you said you could not run Firefox.

You do not need to run Firefox to open your profile folder (settings folder) and rename or delete those files.

To jump to that folder, paste this in the Start menu search box and press Enter:

%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles

This should launch the folder in a new window. Then if you see multiple profile folders, click into the most recent one. Here you should find the prefs.js and user.js files that cor-el mentioned. Any luck?

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Re: how do I stop firefox from checking compatability of addons and loading of hooray u updated firefox tab

Hello,

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!

Thank you.

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Re: how do I stop firefox from checking compatability of addons and loading of hooray u updated firefox tab

yes it seems to have fixed the problem . thank you Tylerdowner . only thing my add ons don't seem to be working so do i have to down load them again or are they hiding some where waiting for me to turn them back on

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Re: how do I stop firefox from checking compatability of addons and loading of hooray u updated firefox tab

Yes you will need to reinstall your add-ons.

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Re: how do I stop firefox from checking compatability of addons and loading of hooray u updated firefox tab

I have a desktop PC so whoop de do I'm strange, right? It's an HP Pavilion p6330f Windows 7 Home Premium w/ dual Pentium processors.

I just uninstalled ALL of the Mozilla Firefox software and I even removed the downloads. Then I downloaded the newest Foxy 24 sw and installed it.

Instead of launching like it promised with blazing speed (How many times has Foxy promised me that eh?) all it did was check the addons for compatibility with this Foxy version.

I am cool w/ that crap except that I don't have any addons! So how do I tell Stupid Foxy to stop it and open the blasted browser?

I do online surveys to make a living and I need Firefox, Google Chrome or IE for most of them. Now I use Opera and Maxthon but I was advised that I needed Foxy's latest fiasco! Help me please? TYVM I hope- Jack/keimanzero keiman0@yahoo.com

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Re: how do I stop firefox from checking compatability of addons and loading of hooray u updated firefox tab

Sorry but I should have mentioned that I am unable to use Foxy troubleshooters because w/o Foxy I cannot get to that TS page, can I?-Jack

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Re: how do I stop firefox from checking compatability of addons and loading of hooray u updated firefox tab

You can check for problems with preferences in cases like this.

Rename or delete the prefs.js file and possible numbered prefs-##.js files and a possible user.js file to reset all prefs to the default value.

You may also have to delete the compatibility.ini file.


See these articles for some suggestions:

Firefox supports multiple home pages separated by '|' (pipe) symbols.

  • Tools > Options > General > Startup: Home page
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Re: how do I stop firefox from checking compatability of addons and loading of hooray u updated firefox tab

I thank you all for the help but I cannot use any of it darn it. Why you ask? Because I cannot get into the Firefox browser! It DLs, installs and then when it is supposed to 'launch with blazing speed' it simply decides to check the addons for compatibility even though I have no addons and no previous Firefox versions. This happens with 16 to 24 versions of Foxy, 24 being the latest. It ran compatibility tests for 72 straight hours, 3 whole days, before I called it quits. I don't want all the frills. I just want a working Firefox browser so I can access my online surveys that require Foxy, Chrome (YUCK) or IE9 or IE10 neither of which work on my PC. Chrome Aw Shucks me to death and IE9 simply crashes Henrietta. The last time I tried Foxy 24 was last night when it turned off my internet connection. I had to call Comcast to get it back on. Comcast informed me that they are not blocking any browsers either so forget that copout, Firefox! Can anyone help at all even a little? I am at my wit's end and w/o surveys I starve! Thanks I hope- Jack/keimanzero Campbelltown PA

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Re: how do I stop firefox from checking compatability of addons and loading of hooray u updated firefox tab

Can you bring up the Profile Manager to create a new profile?

You can also try to rename the profiles.ini file to get Firefox to create a new default profile.

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Re: how do I stop firefox from checking compatability of addons and loading of hooray u updated firefox tab

No I cannot get Firefox to come up at all. Since noon it's been checking for those darned old addons! I even went back to Foxy 23 when I found out 24 were all Betas! No luck at all. Later- Jack