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Windows 7: Firefox - Start Firefox in "Safe Mode"

11 Nov 2014   #10
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BretMan View Post
Great tutorial except I think I discovered an error in it.

I was following this tutorial for creating a FF Safe Mode shortcut to my FF v33.1 running with my Win7 x64 Ultimate. It didn't work.
I had successfully created one in other PC in 2011 with FF v3.** using the Firefox Support • mozillaZine Forums . All FF updates have worked with it since. This tutorial is dated 2012 and was the latest I could find but I posted a new one at Mozillazine, where I figured out the issue.

I now see what's wrong. The screenshot shows the entry in the duplicate shortcut Target to NOT be in quotes. I don't know if in 2012 it didn't have quotes but if it did it seems the screenshot would show them. Anyways, in the Target, I added a space and -safe-mode and removed the end quote to follow the tutorial instructions and screenshot and it wouldn't work. I later noticed the problem was that both beginning and end quotes need to be there, then add a space followed by -safe-mode. It now works fine.

I hope this helps if someone has the same problem.
Thanks BretMan.

It's possible that Mozilla have changed things.
I haven't had Firefox installed on my Real PC for over a year now.

I have the latest version of FF in one of my VMs, so I'll check it out later.

Another program I use (MKVExtract) creates a command line instruction for use in batch files.
It requires the path name to be in quotes, but the options/switches must be outside the quotes.

Note:
If your path name has spaces, it will require quotes at the start and finish.
The path name in the tutorial did not contain any spaces.
When I created this tutorial I was using a custom install location for my programs (not the default location).


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