Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Troubleshooting Mozilla Firefox Web Browser

People use different web browsers to surf the net. The web browsers let users navigate to various web pages with ease. These web browsers come with many add-ons that serve additional purposes. Mozilla Firefox is one such web browser that is used by many to browse the internet.
Mozilla Firefox too comes with many toolbars and add-ons that make web browsing a wonderful experience. It includes download managers, video players, etc to enhance the browsing experience. Although these are intended to give users a better experience, occasionally you might land in trouble. It might display some problems that might require your immediate attention. By following some simple troubleshooting steps, you can easily fix many of the Mozilla Firefox problems.
Troubleshooting tips
  • Close Mozilla Firefox web browser, if it is open. 
  • Now re-launch the web browser. Go to the Start menu located on your Windows taskbar and click All Programs. Navigate to Mozilla Firefox and click on it. This will launch the browser on your computer.
  • To troubleshoot the problem, open it in Safe Mode. Go to the Help menu and select the option Restart with Add-ons Disabled. Firefox will start up with the Firefox Safe Mode dialog. You can also start Firefox in Safe Mode by holding down the shift key while starting Firefox. 
  • Once you get into the Safe Mode, you can select the areas that you want to repair. For example, select Reset Toolbars and Controls if you want to remove third-party toolbars. Select Disable add-ons if you want to disable plug-ins such as download managers.
  • Click the Make Changes and Restart button to repair the web browser. Restart your web browser normally after you complete the repair process.
  • Uninstall and reinstall Firefox if you still face problems with it. To do so, go to the Mozilla Firefox download page and click Free Download . When prompted, click Save and save the browser installation file on your desktop.
  • Click the Windows Start menu and click Control Panel. Double-click Add or Remove Programs to launch the programs list if you are using Windows XP. For Windows Vista and Windows 7 users, click Programs and further click Programs and Features. Click Firefox and then select Remove/Uninstall to remove the web browser from your computer.
  • Double-click the Firefox installation file you downloaded earlier and click Run to reinstall the web browser on your computer.
This should fix the problem with your Mozilla Firefox web browser. Tech support is available to users who still have Mozilla Firefox problems. Avail assistance from them and get your problem resolved at the earliest.