Start Mozilla Firefox With Add-ons Disabled

Firefox is a very flexible web browser. This great flexibility comes through different add-ons which may add more features to the already feature rich Mozilla Firefox. But sometimes some add-ons may not act as they should and interfere in the normal working of the Firefox web browser. It is for the times like this, Firefox offers a simple and easy way to restart Firefox without add-ons. Starting Firefox without any add-ons may resolve add-on related problems and let your browse websites without any obstructions. Here is how you can start Firefox without any add-ons :

Method 1 :

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox as you would normally.
  2. Click on the orange Firefox button on the top left and select Help → Restart with add-ons disabled as shown in the picture below :

    Start Firefox with add-ons disabled

  3. This would make Firefox close and restart with all the add-ons disabled.

Method 2 :

  1. Close all the open Firefox windows.
  2. Press the keyboard combination Windows logo key + R to open the Run dialog.
  3. In the Run dialog, type firefox -safe-mode and press Enter, as shown in the picture below

    Start Firefox with add-ons disabled

  4. You would be shown a window where you can make permanent changes in the Firefox settings. Leave all the settings alone (unchecked) and click on the Continue in Safe Mode as shown.

    Start Firefox with add-ons disabled

  5. This would make Firefox start with all the add-ons disabled in the Safe mode. In addition to disabling all the add-ons and themes, toolbars and other controls are also reset in the Safe mode.