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More Firefox problems

Posted Jun 15, 2004 in Browsers.

Firefox 0.9 just isn't playing ball with me at the moment. I can only start it in safe mode. If I try to get it running in it's default mode, all I get is a dialog box saying:

Firefox is finishing installing extensions. This could take a minute...

Well, it is taking more than a minute. I've tried uninstalling, reinstalling, rebooting, and even shouting at it. No matter what I do, 0.9 simply won't get past this dialog box.

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    Try relaunching the browser while that window is open. When I've seen that happen, relaunching gets me to a browser window, I close the 'installing' window, and the problem never came back.

    Posted by Bill Mason on Jun 15, 2004.

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    I just fixed the problem by deleting the profile and creating a new one. Themes still prefer to be installed by first being downloaded, and then dragged into the Themes dialog box.

    Posted by Simon Jessey on Jun 15, 2004.

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    I also ran into this after attempting to install some extensions. Here's how I corrected it. I relaunched the browser after getting the message (as noted above). When this new browser window comes up, goto Tools->Extensions and uninstall the extensions. This brought my browser back to normal behavior.

    Posted by RAL on Jun 16, 2004.

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    I had this problem after trying to install an extention for ThunderBird .7. I know, right? Obviously you browse the extentions via FireFox, but when I went to install a TB ext. it installed into FF and, understandably, hung and caused me to do the uninstall, reinstall, regedit boogie.

    Thank you Jessey.net and Bill Mason for the quick fix!

    Posted by Ray on Jun 19, 2004.

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    I had the same problem after installing extensions on FireFox 0.9. I tried uninstalling all of them, reinstalling tabx because it would not completely uninstall, deletiting all extensions from the installation foler.

    What finally worked was closing mozilla & the little installing extensions dialog, then deleting all extensions manually from both the installation folder, and from \Documents and Settings\<Username>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\

    Posted by Anonymous on Jun 26, 2004.