How to Restore Firefox to its Default Settings

Over time, even the best browsers start to get bogged down by the weight of add-ons, modifications, extensions and so on. Firefox is no exception, even with its most recent iteration, Quantum.

  hero-copy- (1) Fortunately, we can update our profile to clean the board and navigate again as fast as the day I downloaded it. This is how you do it.

  1. Open Firefox.
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  2. Click on the hamburger menu in the upper right corner of the Firefox window. This opens a drop-down menu that contains most of the settings that you can configure in the browser without entering legitimate browser attempts.
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  3. Click Help near the bottom of the screen.
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  4. Choose Troubleshooting Information from the Help menu.
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  5. Click Update Firefox in the upper right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
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  6. Mozilla will notify you that you are about to delete browser add-ons and restore everything to its default settings. In short, you are about to erase everything that has changed in the browser. Click on Update Firefox to continue.
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  7. After Mozilla updates the browser, it will find a success screen. Click on Go to continue using the browser in its newest and cleanest form.
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