Frequently Asked Questions end up here. This page also applies to Mozilla.
- My bookmarks and settings are gone! How do I get them back?
- How do I get a "Home" button on the nagivation toolbar?
- SeaMonkey won't download anymore! I get an error. How do I fix this?
- How do I uninstall extensions?
- I'm getting a strange error on the bottom of the browser interface: <menuitem id="menu_HelpPopup_reportertoolmenu".How do I get this to go away?
A: When SeaMonkey loads your profile, which is where your bookmarks and settings are stored, it places a file named parent.lock in it to mark that it is in use. This file is deleted when you close SeaMonkey. If SeaMonkey is improperly closed, often because of an operating system crash, the file is not deleted, and the next time you launch SeaMonkey it will think that your profile is in use and will create a new one for you with default settings. If you encounter this, with SeaMonkey closed, open your profile folder, and delete the parent.lock file.
A: Install the Home Button extension.
Q: SeaMonkey won't download anymore! I get an error. How do I fix this?
A: This is most likely bug#180672. To solve it, go into the Help menu, and choose Plug-ins. What this does is refresh a corrupted compreg.dat file. So, if this method doesn't help, close Mozilla/SeaMonkey, go to its program folder, open the components folder, and delete the compreg.dat file.
A: There are three ways.
- Install the Mnenhy extension and use its Chrome Manager to uninstall extensions.
- Delete the chrome folder from your profile folder while SeaMonkey is closed. However, keep in mind that this will delete all your extensions that were installed, and only those that are in your profile. Most extensions are installed in the profile, though.
- Manual removal. I only know how to do this for extensions that are installed in the profile. Do this while SeaMonkey is closed. Go to your profile folder, and open the chrome folder. There'll be a .jar file for each extension installed. Delete the one that is from the extension that you want to delete. Open the overlays.rdf file, and delete the entries referencing to the extension. Do the same for chrome.rdf.
Q: I'm getting a strange error on the bottom of the browser interface: <menuitem id="menu_HelpPopup_reportertoolmenu". How do I get this to go away?
A: This is caused by a bug in the Website Reporter extension shipped with SeaMonkey which causes it to fail to select the locale. It often happens if you are using a language pack other than en-US, the default. The only way to get the error to go away is to remove the extension. Follow the instructions for uninstalling extensions detailed on the same page.