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shroudlupe Level 1 Level 1
How do I uninstall my Firefox? Would dragging the firefox app from the Finder folder uninstall it?

MacBook (white), Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • dbsneddon Level 4 Level 4
    Drag it from the Applications folder to the trash. There will still be
    some preference files and caches left around but they can be found and
    also deleted.

    Dave
  • shroudlupe Level 1 Level 1
    My Firefox have been having a bug (I think it might have to do with downloading some add-ons)

    but unenabling the add-ons didn't help.

    For I to completely start my firefox over, do I have to drag the Firefox preference as well?
  • shroudlupe Level 1 Level 1
    i deleted my firefox and downloaded and started another one, but it had all the same settings (bookmarks, skin) for some reason, and alas, the bug is still there.

    so how do i start it with all the setting restarted?
  • Adam White Level 4 Level 4
    In Finder, Users Folder>Libraries>Firefox>bookmarks.plist. Trash the bookmarks.plist.

    Restart FF and see if that works. It should.

    Adam
  • JasonFear Level 5 Level 5
    Hi shroudlupe,

    Your Firefox data is stored in your library folder on the user level.

    /Users/Username/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/xxxxxxxx.default/

    If you delete the Firefox folder within Application Support, that should purge all of your settings from within Firefox. That in addition to reinstalling the application should resolve any issues you're having with Firefox, unless the issue is not with the application. But then you've at least isolated it.
  • shroudlupe Level 1 Level 1
    JasonFear and Adam, I don't know how to go to Firefox by clicking on those folders. I just type Firefox on the Finder and it appears. And I don't know how it would be different if I deleted it by this or by the method you guys are proposing.
  • Adam White Level 4 Level 4
    Finder is the little smiley face on the left or top of the dock.

    Do some exploring of your system in there.

    Adam
  • mohaas05 Level 1 Level 1
    There are programs, for example AppZapper, that will find those associated files with the applicaton and delete them for you.
  • shroudlupe Level 1 Level 1
    Yes I know where the finder is, which is why I said " I just type Firefox on the Finder and it appears."

    So I don't know why it's relevant where my Firefox is, because as long as I just type in Finder, it appears no matter where it is.
  • Adam White Level 4 Level 4
    If you trashed Firefox, emptied trash and re-installed, you would still have all your preferences because those are located in the path both of us directed you to.

    When you have Finder open, you should have 3 categoried in the left/blue area.
    1. Devices
    2. Places
    3. Search For

    In Category #2 your user folder should have a little "house" next to it. Click on it.
    Now you will have a new list in the 2nd(non-blue) column. Click on Library.
    (By the way, when someone sends info like both of us have, it is referring to this path that I am explaining to you.)
    Now find Preferences. Click on it.
    Now find com.apple.firefox.plist

    That is what you need to delete or even just put it on your desktop for temporary keeping.

    The other poster gave you similar advice, and it involves the same principle to find it. FOLLOW THE PATH.

    Adam
  • dbsneddon Level 4 Level 4
    Why don't you tell us what the original "bug" was?
    The fix may be as simple as uninstalling an add-on.

    Dave
  • shroudlupe Level 1 Level 1
    i uninstalled any suspected add-ons but it didn't work.
  • Adam White Level 4 Level 4
    So what exactly are you trying to do within Firefox? I think that is what the other poster was asking for, not the link of the bug you are dealing with.

    What are you trying to do?

    Adam
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