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Firefox 18 won't load. I'm using Windows 8

This happened a few days ago when I was using Firefox 15.1, so I upgraded to Firefox 18

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  • Sara Raiman Jan 20, 2013

    I use IE 10 as back up. I reinstalled FF18, and is working now. Thanks.

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    Janis Jan 22, 2013

    Thank you very much!!!

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Uninstall it and try using Internet Explorer 10, which is the fastest out right now.
Can I please have your system specifications?

Posted on Jan 20, 2013

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Hi there Lauren,

I think I've got you covered on this one.
I'd like to offer up a two solutions.
One may be the solution to the disappearing cursor.
Failing that, the other addresses the symptoms, instead of the problem, sort of a sideways solution. Hopefully the result will be satisfactory.

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I have had the same problem with Firefox and also remembering my login information in Vista. The XP operating system is fine the problem is only with Microsoft's Vista operating system. It could have something to do with Vista's security setup, either that or Microsoft is just kicking the competition around? Actually it's probably a little bit of both those reasons.

The only way I have been able to correct the problem is to download the IE Tab add-on. It allows you to set up a tab to open with the IE engine embedded. If you have a site that is giving you login problems, when it is open select the tools button. In the dropdown box select the IE Tab Options. The problem web site should be highlighted in the pop-up display box. Select the add button to the right and it will transfer the web site to the list of sites that you want to open with the IE operating engine.

Now that web site will always open under the IE operating engine when you start up Firefox. After you login to that web site if you go back to the tools button and select options again, you can save all opened tabs as your home page. Now when you start up Firefox you will still have all the advantages of Firefox and those hard to login web sites will automatically load and sign you in the same as they did before.

Someday Microsoft will probably stop teasing Firefox and let them in on what they have to do to get around this obstacle, but then again maybe not.

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I suggest trying to start Firefox in safe mode.

Here are the instructions to do so from the Mozilla website.
http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Safe+Mode

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you'

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