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how to change firefox in german to english

running vista ultimate but it opens firefox and the os in german. how to change to english. all my research show how to do it assuming i can read german icons, etc...so it doesn´t help. thanks

== since i got the computer

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Re: how to change firefox in german to english

Hello emily,

follow these steps to change the language of Firefox:

  1. Re-download the Firefox version of your choice and in your language from the Firefox site for international versions.
  2. Close Firefox, by clicking on File and selecting Close .
  3. Open your download directory, then double-click on the downloaded installation file.
  4. Go through the Firefox installation wizard to complete the installation.

Kind regards, Tobbi Firefox Support Volunteer

Grand Master

Re: how to change firefox in german to english

i understand the instructions, but i cannot read the german to know how to do the instructed directions

New User

Re: how to change firefox in german to english

After spending few hours and testing how to change the language of my Firefox 3.6.8 from Chinese to en-US (English), I come across this only option so far (the about:config trick didn't work for me).

1. Unistall your previous Firefox browser instalation. 2. Go to: Control Panel -> Region and Language -> Change Location -> (set) United States. 3. Find a good proxy or VPN with USA IP. 4. Go to: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html and download your desired Firefox with your desired language (I chose: http://www.mozilla.com/products/download.html?product=firefox-3.6.8&os=win&lang=en-US). 5. Download it and install it.

Done!

Note: As far as I understand the Firefox will look about your OS language (mine is the English version), your OS keyboard languages (mine set for US and chinese), OS Control Panel Location (mine was set to USA), and your location at the moment when you execute the download for the Firefox browser app (mine was China but at that time I used a VPN which confirmed my location as USA).

Regards,

eMixt www.emixt.com

New User

Re: how to change firefox in german to english

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all.html

Go here. Select your language and download. Firefox then installs the correct language and updates your firefox.