Reset Firefox - Fix most problems

Posted by Muhammed Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2012

You may encounter problems with browser like slowdown, errors, sudden crashes etc, due to the corruption in the add-ons or settings in the browser. Here comes the need of restore the browser to default settings. But in the earlier version of Firefox, we don't have the option to reset the browser settings to default like in the Internet explorer. 

Mozilla introducing a smart and easy way to Reset Firefox in the latest beta version and this feature offers the ability to restore Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information.
You can download Firefox 13 beta from here.

How the reset Firefox Works?

It is not going to hard reset the browser; it works by creating a new profile folder while preserving your Bookmarks, Browsing history, Passwords, Cookies, and web form auto-fill information. In this process, Firefox does not save your extensions or add-ons, themes, open tabs, windows, tab groups, download history etc... It makes the restoration seamless and effective.

How do I reset Firefox to its default state?

To reset Firefox to its default state, click on the Firefox button located at top-left corner, open the Help sub-menu and select ‘Troubleshooting Information’.
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Then click on the ‘Reset Firefox’ button, a confirmation window will appear, tap to continue.
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Firefox will close and be reset. When it's done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will open. That's it – you're done!