GLAGAZ
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Mozilla Users/Internet Geeks....HELP

Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:23 am

Ok, twice now in the last few weeks I have somehow managed to change my Mozilla user profile. Each time this happens, I have to log-in to every forum again, i have lost all my bookmarked pages etc etc. But I can't figure out how to change the profile back. The 2 times its happened I've just gone to open mozilla and a wee window appears saying something about the profiles...

So please help.

Gaz
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RE: Mozilla Users/Internet Geeks....HELP

Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:25 am

This has happened to me a couple of times. Somehow, weeks later, all my details seem to re-appear, gawd know how or why. Sorry this won't be any help, but I have the same problem too.
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RE: Mozilla Users/Internet Geeks....HELP

Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:26 am

When that wee window appears, kill your mozilla session dead, in the case of windows by using task manager, or in Unix/Linux by using the process management commands provided by your distro.

Then restart mozilla and all will be well.  Smile
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GLAGAZ
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RE: Mozilla Users/Internet Geeks....HELP

Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:27 am

Quoting Gordonsmall (Reply 2):
When that wee window appears, kill your mozilla session dead, in the case of windows by using task manager, or in Unix/Linux by using the process management commands provided by your distro.

Then restart mozilla and all will be well.

But how do I know its going to appear again?

Gaz
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RE: Mozilla Users/Internet Geeks....HELP

Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:29 am

Hi,
I have found that happens to me when Mozilla hangs up. To solve that problem if you ever load it up and you are presented with the user screen do the following:

1) Close the user profile screen so there are no open Mozilla applications visible on the desktop.

2) Press control alt delete, and select processes

3) find firefox.exe in the list and click end process and accept the warning the comes up.

4) Try and load up Mozilla again.

Hope this helps  Smile ,

Matt
 
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RE: Mozilla Users/Internet Geeks....HELP

Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:30 am

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 3):

But how do I know its going to appear again?

This doesn't uninstall Firefox, just stops it from running. What is happening is that the program is running in the background, while no windows are open. This action simply stops Firefox from running.

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RE: Mozilla Users/Internet Geeks....HELP

Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:30 am

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 3):
But how do I know its going to appear again?

It will! Trust me .......  Smile

There is a bug in the mozilla code that causes this, and because Firefox is based on the mozilla code-base it happens with Firefox too.

I'm not sure if it's been fixed in Firefox 1.5, I certainly submitted a fix, along with about a dozen other people that I know of.

It it hasn't happened to me yet, so it may well have been fixed, but time will tell .....
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RE: Mozilla Users/Internet Geeks....HELP

Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:31 am

try opera for a change, so far so good...


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GLAGAZ
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RE: Mozilla Users/Internet Geeks....HELP

Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:33 am

I think the 1st time it happened I created a new profile somehow, now that its happened again its got back to the original profile. But I had bookmarked some important stuff on the new profile and I want to go back to it somehow.

Is there anyway to do this without just sitting and waiting for the window to appear?

Gaz
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RE: Mozilla Users/Internet Geeks....HELP

Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:58 am

Quoting GLAGAZ (Thread starter):
Ok, twice now in the last few weeks I have somehow managed to change my Mozilla user profile. Each time this happens, I have to log-in to every forum again, i have lost all my bookmarked pages etc etc. But I can't figure out how to change the profile back. The 2 times its happened I've just gone to open mozilla and a wee window appears saying something about the profiles...

Gaz,

Are you using the "Mozilla" browser or "Mozilla Firefox"?

The same thing used to happen to me with Firefox and it drove me nuts. Here's where you can find how to fix it:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/977624/#5

However, if you're using Mozilla only, I'm not sure how to fix that...

-Jeff
 
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RE: Mozilla Users/Internet Geeks....HELP

Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:02 am

Quoting JeffSFO (Reply 9):
Gaz,

Are you using the "Mozilla" browser or "Mozilla Firefox"?

The same thing used to happen to me with Firefox and it drove me nuts. Here's where you can find how to fix it:
RE: Firefox Is Pissing Me Off (by JeffSFO Oct 23 2005 in Non Aviation)#5

However, if you're using Mozilla only, I'm not sure how to fix that...

-Jeff

Jeff you are a genious !! Many many thanks !!!

Gaz
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RE: Mozilla Users/Internet Geeks....HELP

Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:17 am

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 10):
Many many thanks !!!

No problem Gaz, I'm happy it worked out.  Smile

-Jeff

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