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

11 Nov 2014   #10

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit

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.

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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