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Post Posted January 16th, 2018, 9:42 am

One thing I haver not discovered with the latest Firefox is how to restart and have the existing pages reload once it has.

With my previous (ESR) Firefox I had a little icon/button to do that but I can not find out how to do it with the newest version. I seem to remember the icon was one I found by searching the available add-ons.

I have explored to see if there is an add-on that provides the little icon to do it or another way but haven't had any success ..... could one of you kind folk point me in the right direction please?
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Post Posted January 16th, 2018, 10:40 am

You can type about:profiles into the address bar and hit enter. In the upper right of the page that opens, you will find two restart buttons. Make a bookmark of the page for easier use.

I do not believe any of the restart button extensions have been updated for v57.
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Post Posted January 16th, 2018, 10:46 am

Perfect .... thankyou so much Image
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Post Posted January 19th, 2018, 9:29 am

Well, how gutted am I?! Gone all gone!

All was wonderful when I shut down my pc last night, I was so chuffed, but when I started it this morning all the lovely customisations had gone.

They were still there written in the file but just plain didn't work.

I deleted Chrome and the zip file it came in, cleaned (even did a disk cleanup from the right click menu of the pc's main background page) and restarted the pc then used Frank Lion's lovely link to make a new Chrome. But, when I put the customisations in again they still didn't work.

All that fun/work gone .... anyone kindly advise me pretty please?
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Post Posted January 19th, 2018, 9:34 am

No offense but are you sure you're starting Firefox with the correct profile, the one that includes the customizations?

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Post Posted January 19th, 2018, 10:58 am

No offence at all :)

Yes, I thought of that too and checked. Then I ticked it to open the one I wanted automatically (the right one, my main one as I think of it) rather than offer me the choice of my main one or the test one I made ages ago.
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Post Posted January 19th, 2018, 11:32 am

smsmith wrote:You can type about:profiles into the address bar and hit enter. In the upper right of the page that opens, you will find two restart buttons.

Users should be careful to pick the right restart button there, as one of them will indeed restart Firefox ....in SafeMode, with all extensions and the chrome folder disabled.

I do not believe any of the restart button extensions have been updated for v57.

Correct. However, when I was doing 30 restarts an hour in the 57 Release build (theming stuff) I used this method -

Hamburger > Web Dev > Developer Toolbar and type restart into the bar.

The bar only has to be opened once and it appears again upon restart. However, being utter rubbish, like the rest of those 'Web Dev' tools, it sometime doesn't and you just manually restart.

Bookmarking the about:profiles page and selecting the right Restart button is a better method.
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Post Posted January 19th, 2018, 12:37 pm

Go to about:profiles and open the folder from there using the open folder link on the line that says root directory, and check if it is really the folder name you think it should be and if you see the Chrome subfolder with your modified file in it.

If that does not help, try using this program http://www.pnotepad.org/ Programmer's Notepad to view your userChrome.css file. Once you figure out what the colors mean you may be able to see yourself if the file has been screwed up by something like opening a comment or brace without closing it.

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