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« on: August 13, 2007, 09:13:08 pm »
was trying out one of these history sweep programs and even tho i had the saved passwords checked it erased them....now firefox password manager wont kick in and i am having to type in passwords for everything...most annoying...i have re-installed firefox twice. still the same. any ideas.

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Re: firefox
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2007, 10:06:13 pm »
Try a "clean install", it's the same as doing a re-install, but with 1 extra step:

1) Uninstall
2) Delete your profile directory
3) Install

Here is information about where your profile directory is:

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder

If you're finding the folder through windows explorer, you'll need to turn hidden files off.

This will wipe all your personal settings, so it might be wise to back-up your bookmarks before hand, go to:

Bookmarks > Organise Bookmarks

Then:

File > Export

Save the file somewhere, then when you re-install go to:

Bookmarks > Organise Bookmarks

Then:

File > Import > From File, choose where you saved the file.
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Re: firefox
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2007, 10:22:20 pm »
;D Quantum...one happy camper..ta much. ;D

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Re: firefox
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2007, 10:46:45 am »
seperate topic about firefox, but i thought i would just ask it in this thread anyway..

what's the best version of firefox to use right now? the last versions i was using had huge memory leaks that would suck up all my ram if i left it running for a while.

is there any good and/or best build right now?  ::)
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Re: firefox
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2007, 11:03:12 am »
I had the patch install not to long ago and I am with v2.0.0.6. So far no problems, I did have browsing problems with 2.0.0.5 (as I mentioned in another thread) but everything is running smooth.


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Re: firefox
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2007, 12:58:35 pm »
seperate topic about firefox, but i thought i would just ask it in this thread anyway..

what's the best version of firefox to use right now? the last versions i was using had huge memory leaks that would suck up all my ram if i left it running for a while.

is there any good and/or best build right now?  ::)

The best is really the latest, 2.0.0.6. Firefox continuously makes little minor improvements and updates.

Its first memory issue is really its caching, it determines if you have a large RAM, it'll allocate a lot of space to cache backwards and forwards pages, so it can natrually go up to 300+MBs of RAM without even memory leaking. Whether this is an issue or not is really a debate, but it is a user controllable value if you know where to change it.

Memory leaks were a big issue in version 1.5, not seen it as much of an issue with 2.0, but 3.0 is supposed to be even better when it comes out.

The other major problem is extensions, extensions don't go through nearly the same QA that Firefox does, so there's a lot of badly written extensions out there. Plus weird bugs if you have a certain combination of extensions installed and they conflict with each other. Fortunately if you have popular extensions, given the open nature of Firefox a lot of the major bugs are reported by the community.

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Re: firefox
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2007, 02:13:38 am »
redownload firefox