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Reset Firefox


Over time Firefox can develop problems like slowness, crashing, unwanted toolbars and more. Troubleshooting these issues can be difficult and time consuming. The "Reset Firefox" feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information.


In the event that Firefox becomes unpredictable or is unable to function normally, or if web pages will work in other browsers, but not in Firefox, you may want to try using the steps below to reset Firefox.  If you still have problems with an IWU supported website in Firefox after performing these steps, please contact the IWU Support Center at 1-800-621-8667, ext. 2209.


First Step

At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu, and select Troubleshooting Information.
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Second Step

Click the Reset Firefox... button in the upper right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page. Reset Firefox - Win - 1

Third Step

To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.

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Fourth Step

Firefox will close and be reset. When it's done, click Finish and Firefox will open.

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