[ubuntu-uk] Truly, a vanilla install
rowan.berkeley at googlemail.com
Sun Mar 15 12:58:53 GMT 2009
There's 32 items in that default folder,four of which are folders. I
need to identify the specific ones I can and should remove, eventually.
On Sun, 2009-03-15 at 10:24 +0000, mac wrote:
> Sean Miller wrote:
> > I don't think plug-ins get installed in the home directory, do they?
> > If so, then it presumably would be easy to ditch them... just an "rm
> > -rf .mozilla" or whatever the directory is... next time Firefox starts
> > it can re-configure itself back to default.
> AFAIK, your whole profile for Firefox is in /home/$USER/.mozilla/firefox/
> and has a name of the form 'xxxxxxxx.default' where the x's are a
> meaningless sequence of letters and numbers.
> If you close Firefox and delete the xxxxxxxx.default directory, Firefox
> will create a new 'vanilla' profile when you restart it. (Extensions
> are stored in the particular profile they refer to, so they'll go. You
> will, of course, lose any bookmarks and other personalisations - though
> you can save the bookmarks.html file, and restore to your new profile.).
> Anyway, there's no need to reinstall the whole of Firefox if it's not
> broken. I'd be inclined to try deleting the profile first; you can
> always do a complete reinstall if it's really necessary.
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