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i installed google earth to help me with homework when it was installed i ran it, it ran fine, i exited out and opened firefox and now firefox is all ...
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    Linux Newbie thesimplecreator's Avatar
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    google earth screwed up my firefox!?!?


    i installed google earth to help me with homework
    when it was installed i ran it, it ran fine, i exited out and opened firefox
    and now firefox is all screwed up





    i have no idea whats wrong it wont let me access my bookmarks or history.
    the refresh,back, and forward buttons dont work.
    the address bar is messed up
    this is really weird
    plz help



    specs:
    firefox 3.0.1
    ubuntu hardy
    724mb
    1.4ghz
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    Pretty weird. Never seen that and have been running Firefox anf Google earth together since it came out. Have you tried shutting down completely and restarting to see if that fixes it?
    Last edited by Dapper Dan; 09-17-2008 at 01:02 AM.
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    If what Dan suggested above doesn't fix it, try this:

    make sure Firefox is closed

    rename your hidden .mozilla folder (/home/user_name/.mozilla) to something like .mozillaOLD

    restart Firefox so that the .mozilla folder and its internal folders can rebuild themselves

    If this works, you can recover your old bookmarks from the "old" folder. You'll have to reinstall any plugins.
    oz

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    I recently experienced exactly the same problem. Very irritating.

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    i tried ozars idea and it worked. thx

    what files do i need to copy over for bookmarks,passwords, and history?
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    Just copy all content from your profile directory. Worked for me.

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