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 +:Generally users will be directed here by either another article or by someone pointing to it from the forums, and they'll usually get their answers there. I don't really want to point people to the standard diagnostic because if safe mode solved their problem, then there's only a limited number of things it could be, and it's usually extensions.--[[User:Np|Np]] 13:03, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

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Safe Mode in Firefox 1.5

1.5 has improved Safe Mode [1] --asqueella 04:48, 19 September 2005 (PDT)

Reset all user preferences to Firefox defaults

I think Reset all user preferences to Firefox defaults will reset extension prefs to thier defaults that are stored in user.js too but I would like confirmation. --Kbrosnan 08:39, 2 December 2005 (UTC)

I tested the "Reset all user preferences to Firefox defaults" Safe Mode option in a Firefox 1.5 test profile where I had set the browser.bookmarks.file preference to a new location in the user.js file. Other preferences were reset to default values, but the "browser.bookmarks.file" preference remained the same and the user.js file itself remained untouched. I added the user.js exception to the article. Alice Wyman 23:42, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Screenshot of safe mode dialog

I am testing a screenshot of the safe mode dialogue. Hao2lian suggested using wikimedia commons. I attempted to link the image via the cross wiki scripting but that did not seem to work. The image page is Safe Mode PNG. --Kbrosnan 02:05, 3 December 2005 (UTC)

Article name

I think this article should be renamed to safe-mode (instead of the current outrageous Safe Mode) to be consistent with the Linux invocation. --FatJohn 23:31, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

Why? We name the articles after the feature's name, not after the how it's invoked. You could always set up safe-mode as a redirect.--Np 15:14, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
Given how picky the search function is I think the last thing we want to do is make it even harder to find. People talk about safe mode, not -safe-mode. Tanstaafl 20:51, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Modified program preferences remain in effect in Safe Mode

Copied from Talk:Problematic_extensions Alice 11:22, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Safe Mode does not reset preferences changed by some extensions

It should be noted that for one extension (at least) namely Fasterfox. Safe Mode doesn't fix the changes it makes in about:config --Malliz 14:42, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Good point . Same with the QuickJava extension, which lets you disable and re-enable Java and JavaScript using a button in the status bar (toggles the javascript.enabled and security.enable_java preferences) instead of using "Tools -> Options -> Content". Running Firefox in Safe Mode doesn't re-enable those settings if disabled by the extension. The Safe Mode article should probably mention it as well. Alice 16:04, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
...<snip>... I've also edited the Safe Mode article to add that modified program preferences remain in effect in Safe Mode, in both the Intro and in the Safe_Mode#Firefox section. Alice 11:12, 8 June 2007 (UTC)
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There is nothing to tie this article into additional trouble-shooting, or what to do after finding that Safe Mode does make things better, or a worse case where Safe Mode does not solve problem. Added a "What's next" at end keeping it very brief so as not to disturb crisp nature of this page. DMcRitchie 2007-07-09

Generally users will be directed here by either another article or by someone pointing to it from the forums, and they'll usually get their answers there. I don't really want to point people to the standard diagnostic because if safe mode solved their problem, then there's only a limited number of things it could be, and it's usually extensions.--Np 13:03, 9 July 2007 (UTC)