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Some web pages did not load correctly. (on Imac). Deleted Firefox and moved Profile to another drive to backup. Downloaded new Firefox. When I try to install, I keep getting this message-"A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time." I went in and searched for all occurrences of Firefox or Mozilla and deleted.
It will still not load.

I cannot get Firefox to run now. I backed up my Profile to another drive. Cannot create a new one as Firefox will not run. It says there is another copy running. However, I have deleted all Firefox and Mozilla files and downloaded new. When I try to run it, I get the message to close Firefox as two cannot run at once.
I did create a new Mac account logon and can run Firefox there, so something in the other account is showing Firefox is running.
I also checked in ACTIVITY MONITOR and in SETUP and there is no Firefox or Mozilla running.
So, where can this bug be hiding????
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This error simply means that another process is running in the background. Try this:

1. Open up Terminal (/Applications/Utilities/)
2. Enter the following and press enter:
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killall firefox
3. Try opening it again.

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Thank you.

It seems that after doing a Safe Boot, Loading Firefox there, and then reboot normal, that it is working.

Not sure what it did.

I also Repaired Disk Permissions. Not sure if that helped or not.
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Rebooting will definitely kill all the processes so that would work in fixing your FF problem. Glad to hear that it's solved.

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Actually, rebooting did nothing. Many times. Turned off many times... nothing. Only when SAFE BOOT was done did I get results.

Something in the "normal" boot was screwy. wish I knew what it was.
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That would lead me to believe that a Firefox process was somehow being loaded in the background. As to why that's the case - your guess is as good as mine.

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Love a mystery...NOT...

You would think it would show in STARTUP or Activity Monitor, but it didn't....
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