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07 Mar 2015   #11
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Corrupted Profile?

It is possible that your FF profile has become corrupted.

Try creating a new profile (follow the instructions in the tutorial I mentioned in my previous post).
If the new profile works correctly, you can copy the important profile files to your new profile.

Check out this article:
Transferring data to a new profile - Firefox - MozillaZine Knowledge Base


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08 Mar 2015   #12
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Pale Moon is based on the same engine, but a different fork if you will. They didn't make the huge Australis interface change, so it looks more like the old FF. It has some "under the hood" changes to make it faster, and likely more stable (although if you add a thousand extensions, you are asking for instability).

I am not a FF "power user" as I use the older Opera 99% of the time, so I can't speak to individual little niggles a FF user may notice. But when FF started changing so radically, I dumped it for Pale Moon as my secondary browser. It should work the way a FF user would expect, but without all the drawbacks of the latest FF versions.

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08 Mar 2015   #13
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

OK, then. So that I can live up to my username, what is a profile in browser-talk?
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08 Mar 2015   #14
A Guy

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nottaclue9 View Post
OK, then. So that I can live up to my username, what is a profile in browser-talk?
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...ores-user-data

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08 Mar 2015   #15
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Thank you, A Guy. Now I can get started.... Tomorrow!
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09 Mar 2015   #16
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

This is so humiliating. I cannot FIND the profile manager. I read an online article that instructs me to enter "profilemanager.exe," but when I put that in the search box over the MS globe, I get no matches.
Then I typed "run," and stuck it in that search box, and got the clang with the red X window saying that Windows couldn't find it.

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Is it possible that there isn't a profile?

Firefox Profile Manager To Be Removed Soon - gHacks Tech News
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09 Mar 2015   #17
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

It's possible the idiots at Mozilla have removed it in the Windows version of FF.
I can still access multiple profiles in Linux Mint 17.1 (which has Firefox 36).

You should be able to type the following into the Start Menu search box or the Run box:
firefox.exe -P

Additional
It still works in my VMs which have FF 36 installed.
Browser conspiracy theories-ff-36-profile-manager.png


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09 Mar 2015   #18
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Well, what I finally did in the wee hours last night was to delete all of my add-ons in FF and forge on with the download of Pale Moon. All went without a hitch, but Pale Moon is, well, pale. I have poor vision, so I need to figure out how to increase the font size and find the "bold" type. It also doesn't stretch across my widescreen. There must be an "appearance" function that comes with it?
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09 Mar 2015   #19
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nottaclue9 View Post
Well, what I finally did in the wee hours last night was to delete all of my add-ons in FF and forge on with the download of Pale Moon. All went without a hitch, but Pale Moon is, well, pale. I have poor vision, so I need to figure out how to increase the font size and find the "bold" type. It also doesn't stretch across my widescreen. There must be an "appearance" function that comes with it?
There must be something weird about your PC.

Pale Moon behaves the same as any other program.

To make it fullscreen:
  • Click the Maximise button
  • Use the "Windows Logo + Up Arrow" keyboard shortcut
  • Double click the Title bar
The font size is in Options, which is basically identical to Firefox (Options > Options > Content tab).
You can also use "Ctrl key + Scroll wheel" to zoom in and out.
Browser conspiracy theories-pale-moon-options-content.png


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10 Mar 2015   #20
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

I cannot get rid of that bottom Google search bar. I have a lot of stuff up there, and I don't need to see 3 Googles. I've tried left-clicking in the blank space beside it, but nothing seems nothing I uncheck on the drop-down makes it go away.

I got one add-on that makes the type larger, but it doesn't stay larger; it reverts back to microscopic when I leave and come back. I did a re-start, but can't make the larger font permanent.

Suggestions?


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