Friday, April 27, 2012

Bleg: I Broke Firefox!

Don't know how. Closed it normally last night; this morning when it starts, it pops up a tiny little window at one corner of the screen, which promptly blinks out leaving nothing but the taskbar button. That button toggles as usual -- but no Firefox. Aaargh.

Time to remove and reinstall? I have about a zillion links saved, which I don't want to lose. Gee, I miss CP/M. MDM730, where have you gone?

Update: I think I fixed it. In a stupid way, but hey, whatever works -- I jumped on the tiny window and maximized. Hurrah!

But I swear, I didn't close it that way last night. Grrr.

12 comments:

KurtP said...

Did you try restoring to yesterday?
I've noticed whenever I do something to FF, the computer usually remembers what I had on it and it's there when it starts again.

KurtP said...

Did you try restoring to yesterday?
I've noticed whenever I do something to FF, the computer usually remembers what I had on it and it's there when it starts again.

TXGunGeek said...

WOW, CP/M I haven't hears anyone mention that in gackcough years.

Popgun said...

Wow, you remember CP/M too? My first two computers ran on CP/M. Cool!

-Popgun

Dave H said...

I never had the pleasure of using CP/M, but I did use TRSDOS for a while. My first professional programming gig was using PL/M, the compiler that CP/M was developed to host.

I noticed some time back that if Firefox crashed on a web page it would try to automatically return to that same page when I restarted it. "As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly."

I think they took that "feature" out. Chrome at least asks if you want to try that again.

Ruth said...

In Firefox, go to the Bookmarks option, click "show all bookmarks" in the popup window click the "import/backup" and follow instructions to backup your bookmarks.

Then uninstall and reinstall. There was an update not to long ago, it may have futzed something.

Nathan said...

I just want my VM/CMS account back.

Ah, BITNET. Those were the days.

rickn8or said...

"I think I fixed it. In a stupid way..."

As we used to say in my Navy technician days, "If it stupid but it works, then it's not stupid."

Anonymous said...

WATFOR

old people test. :)

Terry
Florida

Drang said...

I've had that problem with Firefox, but not recently. You might want to check your extensions.

Roberta X said...

Hey, now, no call for that; this is all my own hair.

Anonymous said...

CP/M!?! Your comment caused me to blow the cobwebs off my old 5-1/4" storage drawers to see if I still had any 498k disks left from my Kaybpro-IV and KayPro-II computers. Nope, all gone.