How to Reset Firefox Browser to fix most problems
After a while, Firefox browser might tend to encounter issues like slowdown, errors, sudden crashes, unwanted toolbars, etc. making it difficult to enjoy a clean, safe and faster browsing environment. Luckily, Mozilla has finally coped up with this problem by introducing a smart and easy way to Reset Firefox in the latest beta version of Firefox. Firefox 13 Beta with new ‘Reset’ feature offers the ability to restore Firefox to its default factory state without re-installing and while saving your essential information.
Certainly, this is a great addition to Firefox as users would now be able to fix most issues simply by resetting and without requiring any type of manual troubleshooting. Resetting doesn’t hard reset the browser, it works by creating a new profile folder while preserving your Bookmarks, Browsing history, Passwords, Cookies, and form auto-fill information. To make the restoration seamless and effective, Firefox does not saves your extensions/ add-ons, themes, open tabs/windows, tab groups, download history, and more.
To reset Firefox to its default configuration, click on the Firefox button located at top-left corner, open the Help sub-menu and select ‘Troubleshooting Information’. Then click on the ‘Reset Firefox’ button, a confirmation window will appear, tap to continue. Upon resetting, Firefox will list the information imported. Click Finish to open!
Note: The ‘Reset Button’ is currently available in Firefox 13 Beta. If you’re looking to reset preferences on current stable build of Firefox, then follow this guide by Mozilla.
~ Firefox Beta can be downloaded here.