Is your Firefox browser slowing down and crashing over time? Mozilla may have just the answer with its new Reset button.
“All of your Firefox settings and personal information is stored in your profile folder. The reset feature works by creating a new profile folder for you while saving your (data),” Mozilla said.
It said the Reset feature will cause Firefox to save data such as:
- Browsing history
- Web form auto-fill information
However, it said there will be items in Firefox that either will not be saved or will be set to their defaults:
- Extensions and themes
- Open tabs, windows and tab groups
- Site-specific preferences, search engines, personal dictionary, download history, DOM storage, security certificate settings, security device settings, download actions, plugin MIME types, toolbar customizations and user styles.
The Reset button, available in Firefox 13 (beta), can be accessed by clicking on the orange Firefox button and clicking on “Troubleshooting information.”
Alternately, one can type “about:support” in the address bar.
Once the Reset button is clicked on, 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!” Mozilla said.
“I have to say, this thing is like magic. You basically get a brand new Firefox installation without the penalty of losing all your data. This is especially useful as a quick fix for the thousands of posts we see on social media where people often express vague complaints about Firefox,” Verdi said.
Verdi added future plans include making the Reset button discoverable, and giving users the option to reset Firefox when it crashes on startup for the third time. — RSJ, GMA News