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How to start Firefox in Safe Mode [Tip]

Safe Mode is mainly intended to help fix issues related to problematic apps or software. Each operating system has a different way of booting into safe mode. For example, Windows 7 lets you boot into safe mode by continuously pressing the F8 key right before the splash screen appears.

Speaking of which, did you know that you can also set Firefox to start in safe mode? When in safe mode, Firefox will temporarily disable all of your custom settings and add-ons. Just like the safe mode in Windows, the Firefox safe mode is basically intended for troubleshooting and fixing browser-related issues. There are also add-ons that you can only disable and remove while in safe mode.

How to start Firefox in Safe Mode

Method 1

Note that this method will only work if you’re using Firefox in Windows.

run Firefox in safe mode [1]

run Firefox in safe mode b [2]

Method 2

This is probably the easiest method and will work regardless if you’re using Firefox in Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, etc.

run Firefox in safe mode c [3]

It’s that simple.