Firefox Rant

Ok I know I’m usually “GO FIREFOX” and the like, but lately I just don’t know. Firefox has been going downhill for me since 1.5 was officially released. Since then, I’ve had to create 3 new accounts on account of the current one failing. First, Firefox simply wouldn’t open, and when it did it refused to load pages, and menus were entirely black, no text.

So I started a new account. That account worked fine until it started problems with updates. When I clicked a link from any app. other than Firefox, it would load a blank page with the green update logo up in the corner. When I clicked this, it said that there were no updates and returned me to the blank page with the update logo. By manually opening Firefox, it ran the updater and reported that there were no updates, then dropped me at the ‘Firefox is updated, don’t worry cuz u’ll never see this page again’ page, which is obviously bull since I saw that page every time I opened Firefox. So I tried disabling updates, which only made it worse because then I would always get a blank page with the update logo, but when I clicked it it said “updates have been disabled” and the menus wouldn’t work.

So I started a new account. This one has been working well until today. I load up firefox, and lo and behold: my theme and extensions are not there. I opened the menus to check, and they were still there; but none of them were actually doing anything. I’m typing this on a default Firefox. No extensions, no theme.

I must say, Firefox has let me down too many times, and I’m actually considering switching browsers. Does anyone know how to fix the problem I’m currently having in Firefox, or does any one have a suggestion for another browser? I have Opera, Mozilla, Netscape, AOL *shudder* (which I can’t use anyway), and the evil blue e. Don’t worry, I’m not switching to IE. I don’t like Firefox but I don’t intend on killing my computer. And don’t tell me about IE 7, because its worse than 6. No menu bar. No thanks.
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Update: I followed Kevin’s advice, and now Firefox works perfectly! Thanks, Kevin! :)

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1 Response to “Firefox Rant”


  1. 1 Kevin8020 April 3, 2006 @ ~11 pm at ~11 pm

    Well, that sure is weird. That isn’t normal behavior, I’m sure of that! I’d totally re-install firefox and delete your program filesmozilla, application datamozilla, and local settingsapplication datamozillafolders. Backup your bookmarks (application datamozillafirefoxprofiles(try one)bookmarks.html) first.

    If that doesn’t work… well, weird. I’d go for opera for a next browser. Very fast, very powerful. I’m using it as a backup browser. If Firefox wasn’t working for you, don’t switch to netscape, as it is based on the same technology.


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