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CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 04-25-2005 15:58

Was doing a little surfing last night and the handy little "Updates are Available" popped up. It was for FF 1.0.3

So...i updated. After FF restarted I am having some big problems.

1. Can not install extensions
2. Can not install themes
3. opening a tab and typing the URL in the address bar results in nothing. Just keeps opening new tabs. Even after i set the tab prefs to load in same window


Had to completly uninstall FF and reinstall. Even after doing that, nothing. When I check what extension I don't have any. Even though the WebDeveloper bar shows and works still, it doesn't show it in the Extensions window.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

Later,

C:\

Lacuna
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: the Asylum ghetto
Insane since: Oct 2002

posted posted 04-25-2005 17:04

I'm sure you've already checked but, I believe the installation notes say that you can't install it over a previous version, or something to that effect. It recommends that you install into a clean folder, so you should delete your previous FF folder. I believe they also advise disabling your current extensions prior to upgrading.

I followed their advice and have had no problems with upgrading from any of the previous versions.

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 04-25-2005 17:25

When trying to copy my profile to get FF working on my USB stick, I had messed my version of FF 1.0.1 and later 1.0.2 ( since I installed the update OVER the 1.0.1 ).

Before installing the 1.0.3 I backed up my bookmarks and grabbed the URL of my extensions ( in the .RDF ), removed FF 1.0.2 completely ( including the profile folder ). Now everything works like a charm.

synax
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Cell 666
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 04-25-2005 17:32

I've installed Firefox 1.0.3 over versions 0.9 and 1.0.2 and both worked flawlessly...So I don't know what to tell you, C:\



(Edited by synax on 04-25-2005 17:32)

AlterEgo
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 54'0"N, 1'33"W
Insane since: Jul 2004

posted posted 04-25-2005 17:32

The Dreaded Double Post!!!!

(Edited by AlterEgo on 04-25-2005 18:08)

AlterEgo
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 54'0"N, 1'33"W
Insane since: Jul 2004

posted posted 04-25-2005 17:59

I was having exactly the same problems as CPrompt. And it's fixed. So thanks.

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 04-25-2005 18:02
quote:
AlterEgo said:

I was having exactly the same problems as CPrompt. And it's fixed. So thanks.




well it would nice to know what you did!

Later,

C:\

WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 04-25-2005 18:26

I've installed every version (including Betas!) of FF over older version,s without a problem so far...

*crosses fingers*

Same with TB.

hyperbole
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Madison, Indiana, USA
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 04-25-2005 19:49
quote:
Cprompt said...

quote:AlterEgo said:

I was having exactly the same problems as CPrompt. And it's fixed. So thanks.




well it would nice to know what you did!



I think he meant he uninstalled and re-installed and now FF works, but yeah, AlterEgo, it would be nice if you told people what you did to get something working.



.

-- not necessarily stoned... just beautiful.

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 04-25-2005 20:30

who knew........

anyway. I've COMPLETLEY uninstalled everything to do with FF, reinstalled and still.........nothing! very annoying

i'll post over at mozillazine and see if those guys know of the bug.

thanks

Later,

C:\

kuckus
Paranoid (IV) Mad Librarian

From: Glienicke
Insane since: Dec 2001

posted posted 04-25-2005 21:06

C:\, I think Emps had some similar problems when he wanted to give earlier versions of FF a try and eventually fixed them by getting rid of all the profile information that isn't stored in the installation dir but somewhere under C:\Documents and Settings\.

I'll have a look for the thread at the GN....


/** Yep it's here:

http://gurusnetwork.com/discussion/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2787

and the bit that did it for Emps (though not the profile thing but extensions that needed to get removed properly):

quote:
Emps, there are some instructions on how to remove extensions here:

http://kb.mozillazine.org/index.phtml?title=Firefox_:_FAQs_:_Uninstall_Extensions

even including an extension that allows you to uninstall other extensions - pretty weird, but perhaps worth a try

Are you getting any error messages when trying to start FF? I guess this isn't it, but who knows:

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/releases/fix-extensions.html



(Edited by kuckus on 04-25-2005 21:10)

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 04-25-2005 22:43

ah..........thanks. I'll give it a go when i get back home.

thanks kuckus!

Later,

C:\

AlterEgo
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 54'0"N, 1'33"W
Insane since: Jul 2004

posted posted 04-25-2005 22:58
quote:
hyperbole said:

AlterEgo, it would be nice if you told people what you did to get something working.


I just did what was suggested by Lacuna and uninstalled 1.0.2 before re-installing 1.0.3.

reisio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

posted posted 04-25-2005 23:36

You need to uninstall, delete the directory Firefox was installed into & delete your profile directory. Save a copy of your bookmarks first and you may as well keep the 'plugins' folder to put back in. Install the new Firefox, put the plugins folder back in, reinstall your extensions, theme(s) and redo your settings. Done.

AlterEgo
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 54'0"N, 1'33"W
Insane since: Jul 2004

posted posted 04-25-2005 23:56
quote:
reisio said:

You need to uninstall, delete the directory Firefox was
installed into & delete your profile directory. Save a copy of your
bookmarks first and you may as well keep the 'plugins' folder to put
back in. Install the new Firefox, put the plugins folder back in,
reinstall your extensions, theme(s) and redo your settings. Done.


What was all that supposed to do? I just unistalled the old one and installed the new one. All my bookmarks, extensions, themes, etc. remain intact. Done.

reisio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

posted posted 04-26-2005 00:14

How nice for you. Is this your thread?

AlterEgo
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 54'0"N, 1'33"W
Insane since: Jul 2004

posted posted 04-26-2005 19:20

*sulks in a corner*

Tyberius Prime
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 04-26-2005 20:29

reisio:
The scientists are noticing that you're not always kind to your fellow inmates.
Please reconsider the effect your words are having on this place - the last guy who kept being unfriendly we had to burrow somewhere in the basement... And I'd very much prefer if this stayed a friendly place of learning.

so long,

->Tyberius Prime

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 04-26-2005 22:01

well..........on every other firefox install I did, the update thing worked fine. this time, it didn't

lesson learned.

I actually took kuckus' advice and did it that way. i went ahead and installed from the site, the extensions i use. Some of the themes however, want to download as .rar files. Now, I have to figure out how to do that. Not a problem. I figure it out or just live with it. Just glad that I got Firefox to work.

later

Later,

C:\

reisio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

posted posted 04-27-2005 14:02
quote:
Tyberius Prime said:
The scientists are noticing that you're not always kind to your fellow inmates.


Examples?

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 04-27-2005 15:37

Firefox 1.0.3 ate my profile Uninstalled 1.0.2 before installing .3 and it ate... everything. All my themes, extensions and bookmarks, very much gone. Oh well, ho hum... just wanna install 1.0.3 (again, something went screwy in the last install and I haven't had time to fix it) and get back out of Internet Exploder.

edit: This is... unusual. After the reinstall, even though my profile has apparently gone, Firefox is still remembering my Home Page... investigations as to where my profile is actually supposed to be stored seem to be in order...


Justice 4 Pat Richard

(Edited by Skaarjj on 04-27-2005 15:55)

Blaise
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

posted posted 04-27-2005 15:41

Just for the record and not for boasting, I did install 1.0.3 over 1.0.2 and everything remained and works just fine, aren't I great!

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 04-28-2005 11:34

Yay! Managed to find my profile, back it up and successfully reinstall Firefox. It's allllllll good now. Yay for standards compliant browserage


Justice 4 Pat Richard

WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 04-28-2005 11:37

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 04-28-2005 13:44

i looked around but couldn't find anything on it. Is there a way to install themes when you download it in *.rar file format?

for some reason some themes want me to "Save to Disk" and after that.........I have no idea how to install the themes.

it's working though so that i am happy with

Later,

C:\

Blaise
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

posted posted 04-28-2005 14:50

I've found if you open your themes window you can drag and drop the file from your desktop or a folder, this also works for some extensions that 'download' instead of installing.

reisio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

posted posted 04-28-2005 14:53
quote:
CPrompt said:

Is there a way to install themes when you download it in *.rar file format?


I would imagine all you have to do is extract it, check that the contents look right (compare to other themes, maybe), then zip it up and rename it .jar.
Jar files are just renamed zip files.

quote:
CPrompt said:

for some reason some themes want me to "Save to Disk" and after that.........I have no idea how to install the themes.


Just open the file from Firefox

(Edited by reisio on 04-28-2005 14:55)

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 04-28-2005 16:34

I found this upon reinstalling Firefox too... my solution? Don't use the 'Install now' link, instead go into the theme information page itself and use the install link in there, that one gets picked up by the themes engine.


Justice 4 Pat Richard

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