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Firefox options gives notice 'The address isn't valid'

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  • Started 1 year ago by SarahJames
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SarahJames
SarahJames
Posts: 6581

Hi guys and gals,

Firefox has been acting up on me lately and I can't seem to solve it.
Today my own webserver went down, so when starting FF I got 'the address isn't valid'. So I temporarily changed my hompeage to something else, but when I wanted to change it back I couldn't drop the link on the little home icon. So I opened properties. And that gave me the address isn't valid too.
The weird thing is this happened before - about a week ago, also when my webserver was having trouble.
At that time I reinstalled FF and checked my add-ons and at a certain point things started working again, but I had to do an other reinstall and finally went back from version 18 to 17. But now my version 17 is acting up on me and I don't want to go through the whole process again.

Anybody any idea why this is happening?
And more importantly - how to fix it???

Posted 1 year ago
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Drizzle
Drizzle
Posts: 2045

Hi Sarah.
Not much help I am afraid.
Have you tried In FF Help>troubleshooting or
I found these, but cannot see anything specific to help you.

http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewforum.php?f=38

http://support.mozilla.org/en-.....fix-errors

Thoughts..
Do you get it using Firefox in safemode? try disabling Firewall..

Posted 1 year ago
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SarahJames
SarahJames
Posts: 6581

Hi Kate :)

Glad to see a response :D
I still don't know why this is happening, but like before I uninstalled FF and reinstalled it. Version 18.0.1 this time. Removed my user profile and restored it with Mozbackup (a backup of two days ago) and now all it working fine again. But I'd really like to know why this happens and how to prevent it.
Will post a question on the FF forum you posted.

Posted 1 year ago
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Drizzle
Drizzle
Posts: 2045

:) Thats why I answered really ,to give you 'BUMP' :):)

http://support.mozilla.org/en-.....-safe-mode

You used to be able quickly select Firefox safe mode, but as with all things they change doh!!!
I know what you mean.."Why" in the first place Doh!!!
Good luck...

Posted 1 year ago
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SarahJames
SarahJames
Posts: 6581

Ta ;)
Mind you - it works all right for now but I don't think I would have been able to start FF in safe mode - everything I click on in that menu (either options or help) gives me 'the address isn't valid', so I don't think safe mode would have been any different :S

Posted 1 year ago
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amkeew
amkeew
Posts: 661

SJ - See if this add-on will help.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/places-maintenance/?src=api

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