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Addon Bork: Recovery?

I was trying out 3 new addons and when I restarted Firefox Portable, it crashed. I tried launching it again. Crashed. I can normally solve things on my own, but this one has me stumped. There's no Safe Mode in Portable Firefox (or I can't find it), so I can't figure out which addon is borking it. What do I do?

My Portable Firefox was an older version. I think it was 3 something. It runs on a separate hard drive in my computer, along with other Portable Apps. I'm also trying to figure out how to grab all my bookmarks in case I can't recover. You might as well bonk me for forgetting to backup everything before I tried those addons.

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-safe-mode

Just start it with the command-line argument -safe-mode (run it from Command Prompt), or if you don't want to try that, copy Other\Source\FirefoxPortable.ini to the same directory as FirefoxPortable.exe and edit the "AdditionalParameters=" line to "AdditionalParameters=-safe-mode". Then delete FirefoxPortable.ini when you're done so that it won't continue to run in safe mode.

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Okay. Thank you. I will try

Okay. Thank you. I will try it and report back if I had success or failure.

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It worked. Thank you so much!

It worked. Thank you so much! The clear instructions were much appreciated.

I found the add-on that was crashing it and uninstalled it. I'll be letting that addon developer know about it.

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What addon?

What addon was causing your crash? I'm interested because my FF Portable keeps having unresponsive script errors, probably caused by an addon...

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I don't know, but mine slows

I don't know, but mine slows down. I reinstall, and it speeds up, then slows down. I reset my profile, and it was nice and quick. Then it slows down. I think NoScript messes with it badly.

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I sure hope not, I heavily

I sure hope not, I heavily rely on NoScript for safety...
What version of Firefox are you using?

(If the problem's reproducible, I can stick a post on the NoScript forum for you)

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Latest.

Latest.

It seems to be reproducible, as far as slowing down. It got so bad that I tried clearing out my entire profile and rebuilding it. I only run about 5 extensions. NoScript, TabMixPlus, and Download Status bar. Firefox installed the java quick starter and I have xmarks disabled.

It worked fine, but started slowing down again. It seems to occur only with the portable.

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Weird

That's weird, I can't seem to reproduce it... I've got probably a dozen addons, and my Fx is still pretty quick.
Are you sure it's NoScript and not, say, TabMix Plus?
I have Download Statusbar and Java Quick Starter as well, so I doubt those would be causing trouble... that leaves TMP. Maybe try disabling it and see if that fixes your problem...

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It may be tabmixplus. I've

It may be tabmixplus. I've noticed a slight slow down using it. Generally happens when I get alot of tabs. I really only need something that will just make the tabs turn into rows, and not make a big huge row.

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