If you use Firefox and sometime you can have a strange error that prevents its execute:
“Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system” (on OS X: “A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be opened at a time“).
A window like the one below will appear:
No worries, the solution is pretty simple. It’s enough to delete these files:
- Linux: ~/.mozilla/firefox/.parentlock and ~/.mozilla/firefox/lock
- OSX: ~/Library/Mozilla/.parentlock
- Windows: %APPDATA%\Mozilla\parent.lock
Once deleted those files, launch again Firefox and it should work. If not, drop me a comment.
PS: Stefano, diegor has come back