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I've been using Firefox since i got my mac.

but today when i wanted to use it it doesnt launch.

When I press the icon on my dock it doesnt bounce or anything, then i tried from app folder window it is the same

i re-installed firefox it still doesnt work..

any ideas?

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From desktop, try Go > Home > Library > Preferences and trash org.mozilla.firefox.plist.

Reboot your Mac, and then see if FFox will get out of bed.

If no joy, use a third party application cleaner like ... AppCleaner or CleanApp or AppZapper ... to remove ALL FFox components before trying to reinstall it.

Another alternative to FFox, one that also comes from the Mozilla stable, is Camino. It's fast, it's far less processor-hungry, but it doesn't have all the add-on features. You can still block ads with it though.

Another maintenance task is to Repair Permissions. I recommend OnyX Titanium Software as the best there is, but you can also use Disk Utility > Repair Permissions.

Please post your Mac (or other) specs and MacOS version in your post, your profile or your signature. It helps us to help you better.

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