Re: [NTO] Re: Firefox help ... again
Forgive my ignorance on the full case history you've built in previous
discussions with the NoteTab group. I've spent like 5 minutes or less
looking over the posts you've had in the past with the same subject
line. Can you try something for me, just for the heck of it? If
Firefox is truly the only thing you are having a problem with, can you
download Firefox Portable from here:
http://johnhaller.com/jh/mozilla/portable_firefox/ and extract it to a
folder of your choosing? Then run firefoxportable.exe (not the regular
This will at least allow you to see whether or not it may have something
to do with your original firefox profile stored on your workstation. I
normally have issues with FF giving me high utilization when I
download. It takes forever for the Window to appear. Using the
ProxySwitch tool also messes with my Firefox something fierce.
But using the portable version will give you a clean interface with no
extensions and a new profile. This will give us some good information
and allow us to see if it's Firefox or profile-related, etc.
Good idea using Trend Micro for the virus scan stuff. I'm a Kaspersky
fan myself, but know plenty of people who stay protected with Trend just
> So here I am again.
> Note: I've just run Symantec, Panda, and Trend Microsystems' scans.
> I also
> have McAfee installed (which missed 5 worms).
> This darned Firefox is spending 3-5 minutes accessing the hard drive each
> time I attempt to 1) load a page, and 2) move up or down on an open page.
> The Task Manager says it's using between 93-97% of my system resources.
> I'm not trying to load huge Java or Active-X things, just little,
The Firefox release notes have some good information:
The profile folder is located on these versions of Windows, by default
(It can be specified at another location):
Windows 2000, XP Documents and Settings\<UserName>\Application
Windows NT WINNT\Profiles\<UserName>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox
Windows 98, ME Windows\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox
There is a profiles.ini, and pluginreg.dat and the directory with a
"salted" name for each user in the Firefox directory as listed above.
When you re-install Firefox, just copy the profile folder to the desired
location, and you should be good to go.
Kairos Computer Solutions
Sales Affiliate for Grisoft Anti-Virus
>To beat a dead horse...
>Can anyone tell me what files to save so I don't lose my settings, my
>currently open tabs (very important!) and if necessary (I don't think so) my
>favorites? (Are those IE driven?) IOW, is there a profile I should save?
>Those currently open tabs I don't want to lose.