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AdamM321
 
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Post Posted February 27th, 2006, 7:11 pm

Hi,

I have been using firefox trouble free for months now, today I went to use it and double clicked on the desktop icon, got an hour glass then nothing. Went to the start button on my Dell, it is also listed as a program there and tried double clicking it, same thing. Any chance someone could explain this or advice how to fix it?

Oh, btw, I had used IE browser the day before, could that have anything to do with it? I am pretty sure I did not select that as my default browser, as when I went back to IE, it gave me a window that said it was not selected as default, did I want to choose it.

Thanks,
adam
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Post Posted February 27th, 2006, 7:27 pm

Hi,

Recommend to you to leave it altogether. Simply too many problesm. I am very disappointed.

Best regards,
Rolf

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Post Posted February 27th, 2006, 7:37 pm

AdamM321 wrote:Oh, btw, I had used IE browser the day before, could that have anything to do with it?


Hi AdamM321,

IE is not a sin you pay for the next morning. ;) You can use whatever browser you want and Firefox at the same time. The two are not directly linked together or interference with each other.

In cases similar to yours, usually the application failed to shut down completely the last time it was used and the task or process is still "running in the background", even though there are no open application windows. Ending the running process is normally sufficient to unlock Firefox. If it doesn't work, try these other solutions.

Could be also your firewall or antivirus. Did one of the two got updated soon or just before having this problem?
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Post Posted February 28th, 2006, 3:52 am

Hi,

I have been very happy with Firefox and highly recommend it to people. It is a huge improvement over what was happening on my computer before I started using it. I'm sorry it hasn't been as helpful for you Rolf.

Thanks orbite...I will look over the links you provided. No haven't made any changes or updates lately. I'll let you know how it goes after I try these suggestions.
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Post Posted February 28th, 2006, 3:54 am

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Post Posted February 28th, 2006, 4:12 am

Hi,

I just tried that. Task manager/processes/terminated the firefox.exe. Actually I was pretty sure that was the problem, when I tried to shut down the computer and I was getting a message that something was running.. xpcom? or something like that. It wasn't a program that was shown as running either. So after I terminated the firefox.exe in the processes, I tried shutting down again and sure enough...it shut down no problem, started it up again, hit the firefox icon and voila!

Thank you very much orbite :-) I miss firefox a lot when it isn't working..

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